The Other McCain

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

Screaming NYU Protester Woman Identified as Anti-Trump Porn ‘Artist’

  The highlight of Thursday’s protest against Gavin McInnes’s appearance at New York University was a woman who screeched at the police: Who’s protecting NYU from this bulls**t? Why are you here? You’re not here to protect these students from Nazis. No, you’re not! This is completely f***ed up. And these students had to f***ing […]

What Canadians Consider ‘Art’

This painting — a crude and childish cartoon that would not deserve praise if it had been done by an fifth-grader — was part of an “art” project in Toronto that was funded by Canadian taxpayers. M. Joseph Sheppard called attention to this project, a “lesbian haunted house” that was open to the public last […]

The Fear That Dare Not Speak Its Name

An art show in London was cancelled because of fears of Islamic terrorism, and arts writers at major newspapers ignored the cancellation. Mark Steyn has a few thoughts.  

Stein to the Drunken Lefties

by Smitty The free-spending Lefties here, As the drunk on a beer Bender for fortnight or more, Knowing hangover in store, Bangs his hogshead in vain, Wishing ’twere full again. Raging ‘gainst coming of dawn, When the light of the sun falls upon The heart of man in full rut; Hedonism fills his. But He […]

Our Own Corner Of The Library

— by Wombat-socho I’ve been a science fiction reader for most of my life, starting with a copy of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time I was given in second grade and continuing on through Robert Heinlein’s juvenile novels to Asimov, Silverberg and other grand masters. I’m old enough to remember when the artsy-fartsy “New […]

A Post Which Tries To Capture The Absurdity Of The Cain Situation In A Way That Some May Find Sacrilegious

by Smitty 15. Now at that Election Cycle, the Media was wont to release unto the #OWS people a prisoner, whom they would. 16. And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. 17. Therefore when they were gathered together in Zuccotti Park, the Media said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto […]

You Don’t Do Champagne Work On A Kool-Aid Budget

by Smitty I completely understand Ladd Ehlinger’s point here. When you’re trying to accomplish something artistic, tools do matter. As ancient commenter Solomon noted: If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct. Eccl10:10 And why waste wisdom overcoming […]

Tuning Up the World’s Smallest Violin, Ready to Play ‘My Heart Bleeds for You’

“Little attention is being paid to the way our continuing economic crisis is hitting artists, intellectuals, musicians, and writers, [Scott] Timberg argues. And he suggests that the way those livings are collapsing has put the lie to the idea that the 21st century American economy would be pleasantly post-industrial, an interchange of valuable information by […]

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