Christopher HItchens 1949 – 2011

Christopher Hitchens has died. When asked about his own death, he was understandably concerned about his legacy. In November 2011 George Eaton wrote in the New Statesman: “The tragedy of Hitchens’ illness is that it came at a time when he enjoyed a larger audience than ever. Of his tight circle of friends – Amis, Fenton, [Read More…]

Mommie Dearest “No wire hangers” explained by abortion?

I just realized this a few weeks ago. Am I on to something here? I saw the film Mommie Dearest when I was young. Young enough to use it against my own mother like a little brat. “Yes, Mommie Dearest!” So maybe I was just too young to get it, but I was always really [Read More…]