Darrick Bieber

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God, Gaga, and John Kerry on the Dark Continent

The West used to send Bible-waving missionaries to Africa to try and pry open the natives’ eyes to the truth. Now it sends scientists.<p>US Secretary of …

LGBTQI

Half a Loaf

William Goldman’s fantasy tale <i>The Princess Bride</i> made famous the saying “never get involved in a land war in Asia” (it was purportedly advice General …

North Korea

Pickle Boy Steps Up: Dill, Sweet, or Kosher?

Now, about this Crimea thing: What I figure is, the top part of the Feddle Gummint got dropped on its head when it was little, and the rest is just …

Black Sea

Goodnight, Little Jim

In his column the other day, Pat Buchanan quoted the last lines of Robert Southey’s poem ‘The Battle of Blenheim”:<p>“But what good came of it at …

Literature

A New Breed of Breeder

Harris, W. C. <i>Slouching Towards Gaytheism: Christianity and Queer Survival in America</i>. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2014. 277pp.<p>W. C. …

LGBTQI

Bring Back our Balls!

In 1974, a daredevil walked across a tightrope that connected the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers. It was called “the artistic crime of the …

World Trade Center

Bile in the Blogosphere

Nothing is important or unimportant, but thinking makes it so. Nevertheless, other people’s priorities infuriate us: We think them fools for worrying …

The Week That Perished

<i>The Week’s Most Fallacious, Vexatious, and Ostentatious Headlines</i><p><b>THE NOBLE CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT (SPECIFIC FORMS OF) RACIAL STEREOTYPING</b><br>Who would have …

Softly Wiping the Chalk From the Blackboard

The 15th annual White Privilege Conference ended on Saturday in Madison, WI. As is usually the case with the locales for such public displays of …

The Magic Schlong

As a teenager trolling for role models, I latched onto all the female performers in the punk and New Wave camps: Nina Hagen, The Slits, Siouxsie …

The Un-manual to Unman all Manuals: Trevor Blake

At the nexus of Anton LaVey and Robert Anton Wilson lies Trevor Blake. In <i>Confessions of a Failed Egoist and Other Essays</i>, Blake combines The Doctor’s …

But Is It Good for the Gays?

Young Jewish Man: “Is there a proper blessing for the Czar?”<br>Rabbi: “A blessing for the Czar? Of course! May God bless and keep the Czar… far away …

No Room on the Ark

Darren Aronofsky’s <i>Noah</i> accomplishes what any great myth should: it communicates moral truths through a fantasy. Mankind has destroyed the Creator’s …

Faith

This I Believe

Back in the dear old 1950s, when Western Civilization reached its zenith, Edward R. Murrow ran a regular radio spot titled <i>This I Believe</i>, to which …

Revenge of the Turds

On Monday, we learned of a DuPont heir who has been given nothing but parole for raping his daughter, because the judge felt he wouldn’t “fare well” …

Gilding the Bagel

New York—Back to the mythic city, dreamed into existence by the movies long ago and instantly memorable, a visually stunning place built for action …