Month: July 26, 2006

Jul 26,2006

The Anti-temperance Movement

If there is a Modern Drunkard philosophy it is this: All of mankind would be better off with everyone getting their drunk on.

Jul 26,2006

Interview: Mark Helprin

Mark Helprin, the well-known novelist and occasional polemicist, agreed to sit down with DOUBLETHINK‘s fiction editor, Kelly Jane Torrance, for an extended on-the-record interview. His 1983 novel Winter’s Tale received multiple votes in...

Jul 26,2006

Fiction: Twilight of the Idols

"Richard Gere will never be found. Neither will Terence Malick. Christina Aguilera, identified by her teeth. Haley Joel Osment. Samuel L. Jackson. Quentin Tarantino, jiggling on a stretcher so soaked...

Jul 23,2006

She stoops to conquer

Paris Hilton made a startling confession to Regis and Kelly last week: she’s giving up sex for a year. “Every time I have a boyfriend, I’m just so romantic, and...

Jul 23,2006

The reprehensible man

Does the “perfect man” have a teenage sex slave? Well, The Erotic Man (Det erotiske menneske) — Jørgen Leth’s portentously titled follow-up to the short film recently skewed in The Five Obstructions — will...

Jul 23,2006

The law of war

Take a look at the main page for National Review Onlinea to get an idea of the current conservative mindset: the sections are labeled “At War: Mideast,” “At War: Iraq,” “At War:...