Leaving Proof Behind: The Disgrace of ‘Leaving Neverland’

The best-selling artist of all time appears outside the northwest gate of the White House. He enters the Oval Office, whereupon the president listens to the artist—who is a drug addict—condemn drug addicts. That the artist also initiated a relationship with a 14-year-old child, whom he allegedly plied with speed and sleeping pills, is beside […]

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Captain Marvel’s War on Women

Art imitates life, but to an even greater extent, life imitates art. Like culture and politics, the two are intertwined in an infinite feedback loop. Sometimes it’s hard to tell where one begins and the other ends. The latest addition to the wildly popular Marvel cinematic universe, “Captain Marvel,” came out last week. Written and […]

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God’s Ways and Our Ways

Did you hear that Phil Robertson has a new book out? Yes, the “Duck Dynasty” patriarch, author of Happy Happy Happy, UnPHILtered, and (in a previous life) War and Peace, has just written The Theft of America’s Soul: Blowing the Lid Off the Lies That Are Destroying Our Country. You can tell by the title […]

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John Wayne, Frank Capra, and C.S. Lewis—Haters All!

Mean People Suck.” I first saw that bumper-sticker slogan almost 20 years ago, pinned to the office bulletin board at the newspaper where I worked. It struck me as a little strange, much like what Jon Stewart called a “moment of zen.” Isn’t it mean to tell people they suck? Yet my progressive media colleagues […]

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Will The Woke Mafia Whack Tony Soprano?

This year marks two decades since television was changed forever. If “The Sopranos” had been created today instead of in the late ‘90s, would Tony Soprano be a kinder, gentler, more virtue signaling mob boss? Could the scriptwriters even mention “made men,” or would it need to be a gender-neutral pronoun? What about all of […]

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The Duke and the Unbearable Smugness of the History-Eaters

When a Twitter nobody “unearthed” an easily available and well-known 48-year-old Playboy interview with long-dead actor John Wayne, the memory-erasers came out of the woodwork. They screamed “racist” and “homophobe” and the generic catch-all “bigot.” Calls to strip Wayne’s name from Orange County’s eponymously named airport reached the op-ed pages of the Los Angeles Times. […]

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Memo to Amazon: Free Woody from #MeToo Jail

It’s time for a jailbreak. Every year from 1969 to 2017, auteur filmmaker Woody Allen released a movie. Every single year. Many of them were masterpieces. “Bullets Over Broadway,” “Hannah and Her Sisters,” “Annie Hall,” “Manhattan,” and “Match Point” are among what I consider his works of genius. Not all of Allen’s films were great, […]

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Gillette: Selling Sexlessness in 2019

Gillette released a “short film” on Monday titled “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be.” A subsidiary company of the multinational Procter & Gamble Co., Gillette used to be about selling razors. It appears now that Gillette (like Pepsi, Google, Nike, Red Lobster, etc.) is self-righteously succumbing to a high-pressure wave of woke capitalism. Gillette’s […]

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The Party of Abortion Thinks Republicans Are Satanic

Christian Bale rightly won the Golden Globe for his stellar performance in the mostly fictional biopic, “Vice.” As the Welshman accepted his award, though, he thanked Satan for inspiring his performance, calling Cheney, along with Republican Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, “charisma-free assholes.” I refuse to defend Mitch McConnell. The claim that Dick Cheney is in […]

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On the Corner of Hollywood and ‘Vice’

Hello, I’m the movie narrator from “Vice,” the controversial Dick Cheney biopic starring Christian Bale. Are you upset that your liberal family tried to drag you to see this film when you really wanted to watch “The Mule”? Dude, that’s a holiday bummer. Well, I’m here to help. What’s better than a movie review? A […]

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