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P.C. Police Go After Mel Brooks’ The Producers

Monday, July 27th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

The murder of nine black people in a South Carolina church by a man who flaunted the Confederate battle flag spawned a campaign against Confederate symbolism and historical monuments. Now, the recent mass shooting at a Louisiana movie theater by a man who liked Hitler has prompted a campaign against Nazi symbolism, even when used […]

Is This The Most Potent Fictional Take-Down of Scientology?

Monday, January 26th, 2015 - by Roger L Simon

The controversial Church of Scientology has been in the crosshairs of the media of late, notably with Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright’s excellent journalistic study Going Clear and Paul Thomas Anderson’s film The Master. Now comes Allen Barton’s play Disconnection, which opened Saturday at the Beverly Hills Playhouse venue of the Skylight Theatre Company in […]

Stages of Indoctrination

Monday, December 22nd, 2014 - by David Marcus

This week American Theatre Magazine ran a widely shared story suggesting that the nation’s theater companies and college theater departments spend the next year focused on the events of Ferguson and their consequences. They provided a list of plays, new and old, that the theater community “can program, read and teach that will be in […]

Mike Tyson: He Has a New TV Show, But Does Anyone Care?

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 - by Robert Wargas

If you had to affix a precise date to the beginning of Mike Tyson’s professional decline, you could do worse than December 9, 1988. On that day, Tyson fired Kevin Rooney, the masterful boxing trainer who had guided him to the world heavyweight championship, and moved firmly into the camp of Don King, a man […]

The Top 10 Things to Do in Cleveland

Saturday, July 12th, 2014 - by Paula Bolyard

Maybe you’ve never considered spending your hard-earned vacation time in Cleveland. It’s certainly understandable because many people only know the city as the “Mistake by the Lake” or the home of the burning Cuyahoga River. But things have changed on the North Coast, and you might be surprised at all the cultural attractions the city […]

Comedy Writer, Director Harold Ramis Is Dead

Monday, February 24th, 2014 - by Rick Moran

Somewhere in Punxsutawney, PA, Phil the groundhog is weeping. Harold Ramis, the brilliant comedic writer, director, and actor, died today at age 69. He suffered from ill health for the last three years and finally succumbed to “complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, his wife Erica […]

The Framing of Hitler’s Pope

Sunday, November 24th, 2013 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

See the previous parts of Susan L.M. Goldberg’s blogging on Ion Mihai Pacepa’s Disinformation:  Red or Dead: How Stalin Re-Defined American Liberalism The Assassination of Patriotism: Intellectuals, Disinformation and JFK ***** “The first Soviet tsar, Vladimir Lenin, killed thousands of priests and closed most of Russia’s churches so as to make Marixsm-Leninism the country’s sole religion. […]

How Low Can the Nobel Peace Prize Go?

Friday, October 4th, 2013 - by Sarah Hoyt

And in other news, the Nobel Peace Prize still lacks all credibility. According to the Washington Times: Russian President Vladimir Putin was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by an advocacy group that credits him with bringing about a peaceful resolution to the Syrian-U.S. dispute over chemical weapons. The Russian advocacy group International Academy of […]

‘Those Who Lack Delicacy Hold Us in Their Power’

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 - by Roger Kimball

I am just writing a piece about Maureen Dowd that begins with a quotation from William Hazlitt: “Those who lack delicacy hold us in their power.” La Dowd exemplifies the melancholy truth of Hazlitt’s observations in her girly, gossipy prose that brings the cattiest of sorority nastiness to the august pages of a once-serious newspaper.  […]

Michelle Obama at the Oscars: Deconstructing America

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 - by Jeanette Pryor

In his often-bizarre but oh-so-brilliant analysis of the disastrous Star Wars prequels, Mike Stoklasa of Red Letter Media (video embedded below) commented on the opening sequence of A New Hope: Compare this fecal matter [the Phantom Menace plot] to the opening of the original Star Wars. You see, a guy named William Shakesman once said, […]

Interview: Sheryl Longin and Roger L. Simon on The Party Line Today on The Hugh Hewitt Show

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle News


Dramanoids Deployed for Maryland’s Gay Marriage Campaign

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 - by Lauren Weiner

There’s nothing like having the wind of public opinion at your back on a controversial issue. I used to, but the wind changed. Gay marriage will come to my adopted state if voters let stand the Maryland legislature’s recently passed same-sex marriage law. The gradual leftward shift on this, in Maryland and nationally, defies a […]

10 Years After High School Are Millennials Finally Ready to Cash Their Reality Check?

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 - by Dave Swindle

“Be Prepared To Spend a Few Years Working Boring Jobs You Think You’re Overqualified For That You Hate So You Can Pay The Bills. Just Take Whatever You Can Get So You Can Survive and Not Live in Mom and Dad’s Basement. Do Not Expect Your ‘Dream Job’ To Be Waiting for You When You […]