State of the Union

Posts in category “Satire”

TMZ Is the Justice of the Masses

Christopher Beha’s Arts & Entertainments, and how we create and consume stories of other people’s lives in order to feel better about our own.

Posted August 1st, 2014

The Giraffe Trick: Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty”

In decadent Rome, an aging art critic rides the success of his …

Posted December 6th, 2013

The Cleveland Plan

“Location, location, location” refers to real estate…and income mobility? The Times reports that …

Posted July 26th, 2013

Do You Know the Bible?

Congressmen, columnists, and Americans alike find the good book easier to praise than read.

Posted June 26th, 2013

These Girls Are Sad For Now

“You have to watch this show; the first few episodes are the …

Posted January 14th, 2013

God Gave This Land to Me

This is going around, very well done. Who is Nina Paley?

Posted October 5th, 2012

Jury’s Still Out in Spike Lee’s Trial of God

On Saturday I saw “Red Hook Summer,” the latest in Spike Lee’s …

Posted September 2nd, 2012

Gotta Have Somebody Serve . . .

It occurs to me that I have yet to give my nod …

Posted April 1st, 2012

No Mas

I understand that _____ _____ has been in the news recently, and …

Posted September 16th, 2011

Throw Them to the Lions (in Detroit)

The confluence of the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and the first full …

Posted September 4th, 2011

To His Coy Murdoch

Bill Kristol been taking liberties with Andrew Marvell yet again. From time …

Posted August 11th, 2011

Ironically Transparent

Is how I’d describe this online dead-end:

Posted May 24th, 2011

I, for one, welcome our new Nanolords…

Wry Dan McCarthy asks below: Won’t it be a wonderful victory for …

Posted May 13th, 2011

Truth in Advertising: Bernanke at WSJ

Fed Chairman Bernanke is giving his first press conference. Watching it via …

Posted April 27th, 2011

Anarchists at War

Over at the Anarchism page on Facebook, the administrators have started quite …

Posted April 11th, 2011


I’ll be a guest (resident reactionary, I call it) this week at the blog …

Posted January 17th, 2011

An Uncanny Recognition

From The Onion: NEW YORK—According to media analysts, the nation’s TV commentators …

Posted January 15th, 2011