What do Phil Spector and Sarah Palin Have in Common?

They’re both gun lovers who look good in heels? Well, yes, but less obviously, they’ve both found a passionate and eloquent defender in playwright David Mamet. Not only has Mamet written an exculpatory drama on the music producer for HBO, he’s also hawking Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture, an account of his [Read More...]

The Politics of Penis Shots

So help me, this country needs more sex scandals. Every time a famous man does something untoward, every cultural critic fires back with an article on What Women Really Want. I’ll bet that also happens when a famous woman does something untoward — and, for that matter, whenever the Phoenix Cardinals lose. The mystery of [Read More...]

Sex Tweets First Step to Tyranny?

According to the Times, “a small group of determined, self-described conservatives” must have thought so. Banding together and dubbing themselves the #bornfreecrew, they “took it upon themselves to contact young women they believed to be ‘schoolgirls’…urging them publicly to stay away from [Representative Anthony Weiner]“: By early May, members of the group were also speculating [Read More...]


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