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How Two Men Destroyed one of NYC’s Most Storied Restaurants

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Staring into the twilight of the Four Seasons restaurant, “the once-great eatery that still personifies the power and glory of New York City as no other,” Steve Cuozzo of the New York Post asks, how could two of the giant egos behind the scenes there accidentally collude to bring her down? “Or, put another way, […]

New York’s Four Seasons Restaurant: Twilight of the Oasis of the Liberal Gods?

Friday, June 5th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Four Seasons co-owner’s secret ‘sex assault confession’” screams the headline of a story that was on the front page of the dead tree edition of the New York Post today: [Julian] Niccolini, who was charged Wednesday with first-degree sex abuse — a felony that carries up to seven years behind bars — allegedly persisted as […]

Legendary Shoe Blogger Reveals Secret Identity

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Manolo, the world’s first superstar shoeblogger finally comes clean as H.D. Miller, chair of the Department of History, Politics and Philosophy at Lipscomb University in Nashville: In April of 2002, I launched a political rant blog under the title “Travelling Shoes”, a blog that lasted three years, was widely read, and has since thankfully disappeared […]

Adventures in the Skin Trade

Monday, April 6th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

When you begin to deconstruct the above photo in light of today’s headlines, it yields a multitude of insights into a left-leaning celebrity culture gone horribly wrong. Currently making the rounds at the New York Post’s Page Six celebrity gossip section, and the often equally gossipy London Daily Mail, is a cautionary tale of the […]

As Always, Life Imitates Arthur C. Clarke

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“DAWN OF THE DIGITAL ACTOR — STUDIOS SCAN BODIES,” the headline atop the Drudge Report screamed this morning, linking to this Hollywood Reporter article on Fast & Furious 7, and the filmmakers’ efforts to digitally replace star Paul Walker, who died (in grimly ironic fashion, alas) in a sports car accident midway during the production […]

Answering the Important Questions

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Who’s that hot ad girl? “It’s like Snopes.com. But for the hot girls in commercials!”, Jonathan Last of the Weekly Standard writes. “Incredibly problematic, of course. That should go without saying,” he adds. “But also, kind of awesome.” You might want to research those opinions yourself, in depth.

The Cult of Hillary

Monday, March 9th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Hillary Clinton

Mr. President, We Cannot Allow An Edible Coffee Cup Gap!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Good news! “KFC Now Has A Coffee Cup You Can Eat,” reports BuzzFeed (who better to break this story?) Bad news — it’s only available in England right now: This edible coffee cup was invented in a partnership with food scientists at The Robin Collective to coincide with the launch of KFC’s Seattle’s Best Coffee across […]

Fear and Loathing at the Nanny Bowl

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

And now, hands-down, the best graphic of the night. Way to go, @nationwide: RT @BigHeat34: #SB49 pic.twitter.com/WDHZaHcZUu — Scott Sigler (@scottsigler) February 2, 2015   What were they thinking last night? After then-NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle invented the Super Bowl in the mid-1960s, the contours of the game slowly evolved over the years: the games […]

The Abolition of Private Life

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

As Kevin D. Williamson writes on this year’s current crop of nihilistic protestors, “They’re coming for your Denver omelet.” And your highway, and your business: Sensible people would tell these pathetic bullies to mind their own business, but minding your business — and Google’s business — is literally Jesse Jackson’s business. (Literally, Mr. Vice President.) […]

More Good News from the Times

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Across America, the dead malls are growing http://t.co/tVNpMMdqt8 pic.twitter.com/cKZwsONQ1P — The New York Times (@nytimes) January 6, 2015 The Times, which over the years has railed against air conditioning, refrigeration, toilet paper, consumerism, brunch, the automobile, and the entire Midwest should be pretty thrilled about an increasing amount of American acreage returning to their feral […]

IF GQ was Serious About Finding Crazy Democrats, They Need Only Wander Down Their Own Halls

Sunday, January 4th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Hey GQ, can’t find any crazy Democrats? Here are 16,” courtesy of Kyle Smith of the New York Post, and frequent PJM contributor: In a survey of the “Craziest Politicians of 2014,” GQ had difficulty locating any Democrats. Seventeen out of 20 on the list were Republicans, with the only liberals being Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson […]

In Soviet America, Bourgeois Shocks You!

Monday, October 27th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Having just come back from a routine Kaiser visit in the Bay Area, in which I was greeted by a chubby distaff receptionist with more tattoos on her arms than Brian Setzer and multiple facial piercings, this recent post by David Thompson on the rapidly growing demand for surgical procedures to remove such disastrous life […]

At the Intersection of #GamerGate and the Washington Redskins

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

In “The Media Bubble, Redskins Edition,” Sonny Bunch of the Washington Free Beacon squares the circle: And, as I’ve noted here, there is a growing annoyance with the entertainment press—sports, film, video game writers—for being not only out of step with their readership but also frequently ignoring their subjects altogether in favor of opining on topics that […]

Lionel Hutz Lives!

Monday, October 20th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“Is Tito ’s Handmade Vodka really handmade? Would it taste any less good if it weren’t anymore?” But in the summer of 2013, Forbes published “The Troubling Success Of Tito’s Handmade Vodka.” As its author Meghan Casserly explains, “Tito’s has exploded from a 16-gallon pot still in 1997 to a 26-acre operation that produced 850,000 […]

Backward Ran the Progress, Until Reeled the Mind

Monday, October 20th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

High art, circa 1622: RT @TrevorBaum: Bernini carved this from marble when he was 23. Have a nice day, everyone. pic.twitter.com/j3mO1AbRiL — Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) October 17, 2014 High art, circa 2014: Longtime Pictoplasma contributor Paul McCarthy’s new sculpture in Paris may, or may not, be a christmas tree. But… pic.twitter.com/pHUybSGt58 — Pictoplasma (@pictoplasma) October […]

Confirmed: The New York Times Hates All of Its Readers

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

And in the process of running a 1000-word article titled “Brunch Is for Jerks,” demonstrates that everyone at the Gray Lady has far too much time on their hands: For me, having a child — and perhaps the introspection that comes with turning 40 — made me realize what most vexes me about brunch: Once […]

‘A Culture of Complete Acquiescence and Intimidation’

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

SNL Transcripts

Making Sense of #GamerGate

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“I’m a political writer and I don’t pretend to be more than a casual gamer,” Ashten Whited writes at Pocket Full of Liberty, which puts her one up on me. As I’ve said before, I largely retired from videogames when I unplugged my ColecoVision — there are only so many hours in the day. (Though […]

News You Can Use

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Think you drank a lot last night? This chart will put things in perspective. http://t.co/gafm2onSjE pic.twitter.com/C6nIHeMwQI — Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 27, 2014 “Do you drink a glass of wine with dinner every night? That puts you in the top 30 percent of American adults in terms of per-capita alcohol consumption. If you drink two […]