Month: February 26, 2006

Feb 26,2006

Crunchy-Cons

After the human waste and material destruction of WWII, Russell Kirk and Richard Weaver sallied forth with a political and moral traditionalism (an “anti-ideology”, in Kirk’s phrase) grounded in literary...

Feb 26,2006

Porn Losers

A few years ago I was sitting in a smoky bar with Maria, my hairdresser of the moment. She was this tall, chic, fresh-faced brunette from Michigan who had just...

Feb 26,2006

Man of Godlessness

'Unlike Jerry Falwell and the others, I don't think I'm the only source of wisdom out there,' says Reverend Barry Lynn. 'I don't think it's my obligation to pop off...

Feb 26,2006

Spark of Genius

For much of the last year, I have been immersed in the novels of Muriel Spark. It’s had the effect of making me feel not quite myself. Spark would probably...

Feb 26,2006

Fiction: Rialto’s Women

The music playing-what is it called? It’s called chill, not cold not warm but chill, soft beats and harmless melodies. Lounge music. God, it’s loud. “I’m going to get my...