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H.L. Mencken

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  • Pages of History – The Walrus of Moron-Land

     
    came across this article from the February 1928 issue of “The American Mercury” while researching the 1910 bombing of The Times. It’s a bit difficult to determine from ProQuest precisely when Louis Sherwin [Hugo Louis Sherwin Golitz] worked for...
  • Obama tells Democrats to turn off cable news and listen to the public. Fox, MSNBC respond by turning him off

     
    Fresh from his triumphant televised encounter with the Republican House Caucus last Friday, President Obama wowed the Senate Democratic Caucus on Wednesday. And, eager to "let Obama be Obama," the White House once again opened the forum to the cameras.......
  • Matt Weinstock, Feb. 17, 1960

     
    The Golfo Nuevo Case It distressed me no end to read how the Argentine Navy bungled things with the unidentified submarine trapped in Golfo Nuevo. First reports stated the sub had been crippled by depth charges and 13 Argentine warships were standing by...
  • Is Ben Mankiewicz turning TCM into a worker's paradise?

     
    Yesterday, we found ourselves trying to puzzle out why so many conservatives were losing their minds over the progressive politics of the amazing "Avatar." Today, the battle front moves to Turner Classic Movies, the cable TV oasis for movie lovers,......
  • Pack it up! It's time for a Fourth of July picnic

    Pack it up! It's time for a Fourth of July picnic
    SOUTHERN fried chicken, coleslaw, biscuits and ham, brownies -- it's the iconic July 4th picnic, so popular (once upon a time) that it became a cliché of the culture, pictured in classic cartoons, nostalgic children's books -- and, of course, in ads for...
  • 'America America' by Ethan Canin

    'America America' by Ethan Canin
    America America A Novel Ethan Canin Random House: 466 pp., $27 It's refreshing -- and almost quaint -- to see someone try to write a Great American Novel in the 21st century. These days, writers are more apt to pursue the Great American Screenplay...
  • Tom Braden dies at 92; former CIA operative became columnist and talk show co-host

    Tom Braden dies at 92; former CIA operative became columnist and talk show co-host
    Tom Braden, a former CIA operative who became a syndicated newspaper columnist, liberal co-host of the CNN talk show "Crossfire" and author of "Eight Is Enough," a 1975 memoir that spawned the popular television series, died of natural causes Friday at...
  • Remembering Joe McGinniss

    Remembering Joe McGinniss
    Joe McGinniss, who died Monday from complications of prostate cancer at age 71, liked to break the rules. His best known book, 1983’s “Fatal Vision,” provoked a controversy over the author’s methods; it was McGinniss to whom...
  • On Valentine's Day, Anita Loos' diamonds are a girl's best friend

    On Valentine's Day, Anita Loos' diamonds are a girl's best friend
    How is it possible that, until this week, I had never read Anita Loos’ “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”? Certainly, I’ve seen the Howard Hawks film. The book, however, managed to elude me -- until a new edition (W.W. Norton, $13.95)...
  • Congress: The joke's on us

    Congress: The joke's on us
    In 1942, the popular detective fiction writer Rex Stout published a book about Congress featuring "the silliest, stupidest and most dangerous statements that have ever been made by men laying claim to being leaders of the American people." The book's...
  • Oscars honors Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury

    Oscars honors Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards — or as Martin Short called them, the "highest honor an actor can receive ... in mid-November" — were presented Saturday evening in Hollywood. And Short's joking comment...