The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Fame Whore Update: Relationship Expert Fails and Good-Bye, ‘Reasonable’ Man

Julia Baugher, ‘Internet Famous’ on the cover of Wired magazine, 2008. Friday and Saturday, I worked for hours to research and write my report on “fame whore” Julia Baugher (a/k/a Julia Allison), who was once featured on national magazine covers, who appeared as a frequent guest on Fox News, who had her own Bravo reality-TV […]

‘Gender-Neutral Parenting’ and the Problem of Unintended Consequences

Megan Fox and her ‘gender-neutral’ sons. The actress Megan Fox and her husband, Brian Austin Green, have three sons, but things are a little weird at the Green-Fox household: Growing up in the South, Fox was labeled a tomboy. When her peers were playing dolls, she was playing outside, climbing trees and getting dirty. Being […]

Fear and Loathing in a Highgate Mansion: Johnny Depp Is Decadent and Depraved

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in 2003 (left) and as a loser in 2018 (right). If you haven’t read Rolling Stone‘s 10,000-word profile of Johnny Depp, I can summarize it briefly: He’s wrecked. He’s ruined. The Pirates of the Caribbean star has utterly destroyed his career and reputation, and is rapidly approaching financial ruin. […]

Another Dead Cishet White Male

  If you are a heterosexual white man, feminists want you to die. So you can be sure that Jessica Valenti, Amanda Marcotte, Jaclyn Friedman and all their man-hating supporters are cheerfully celebrating the suicide of CNN’s celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain: Chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in Paris, by a […]

Latest #MeToo Target: Morgan Freeman

  What? You thought Oscar-winning elderly black men were exempt? A young production assistant thought she had landed the job of her dreams when, in the summer of 2015, she started work on “Going In Style,” a bank heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. But the job quickly devolved into several […]

#CPAC2018: Fighting for Freedom

  NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland There was an epic moment here at CPAC when Dana Loesch called out the “legacy media” for their coverage of the Parkland massacre: National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch said Thursday that members of the media “love mass shootings” because it provides high ratings. “Many in legacy media love mass shootings. […]

No, Our Boys Are Not ‘Broken’

  Talk about “toxic masculinity” interests me, because I know very well what that looks like — the domineering behavior of the brittle ego, the obnoxious braggart who feels that every social encounter is a contest in which he must demonstrate his superiority. Nobody likes a bully, and if the critics of “toxic masculinity” were […]

Guys: Don’t Date Abby Nierman

  When I wrote a long article about “Grace,” the 22-year-old who accused comedian Aziz Ansari of sexual assault, I guessed from textual clues that she was a student at New York University, an elite private school where the annual cost of attendance is $68,128. A rich girl, right? Wrong. In fact, my guesswork was […]

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