When Mark Steyn and Canada’s oldest magazine, Maclean’s, were called before a government Human Rights Tribunal to face charges of printing “Islamophobia,” the man behind those charges was Mohamed Elmasry. Up until then, Elmasry, a university professor and head of the Canadian Islamic Congress, was most notorious for bluntly declaring on national television that, since [...]
Yesterday, while researching my post about Johnny Carson’s posthumous support of Planned Parenthood, The Hollywood Reporter helpfully called to my attention a new story about another Carson. Rachel Carson, that is: Peter Bratt has signed on to direct “Silent Spring of Rachel Carson,” a biopic about the crusading environmentalist, for producers Robert Chartoff and Lynn [...]
The other girls loved bubblegum pop stars. Me? I always preferred comedians. Those girls had Tiger Beat, but alas, comedy groupies have no such publication. So the best I could do was talk my way into staying up to see my favorites when they guested on The Tonight Show. Like Martha Stewart (not to mention [...]
If you spotted Rick McGinnis at the grocery store, you’d think: “Hipster artsy foodie leftist.” You’d be right on three counts. McGinnis looks the part, with his vintage wardrobe, cool specs and fashion forward facial hair. He’s photographed the likes of Alan Rickman and Hilary Swank for magazine spreads, was featured in a Canadian documentary [...]
No report on whether or not those lights are the lousy curly bulbs environmentalists want to force the rest of us to use. And I’m surprised that Ezra Levant, who included that tidbit in an article about Greenpeace‘s latest adventures in extortion and law breaking, didn’t include a similar jab. (After all, he’s no slouch [...]
Sorry to channel Kanye West on you there. But I’m a bit confused about mega-selling vampire novelist Anne Rice’s announcement that she’s leaving the Catholic Church a couple of years after she re-joined.
Rice’s plaintive message to her fans read in part:
“I remain committed to Christ as always but not to being ‘Christian’ or to being [...]
When they aren’t comparing him to Howard Beale of Network, Media Matters (a.k.a. the George Soros Steno Pool) and other left-leaning pundits love calling Glenn Beck a real life Lonesome Roads.
Roads is the lead character of the recently revived film A Face in the Crowd (1957). Like Network, A Face in the Crowd is about [...]
People still talk about the time freedom fighter Ayaan Hirsi Ali crushed insufferable leftist TV host Avi Lewis on a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) broadcast. In case you’ve forgotten (or just want to relive the thrill), here’s a taste:
Then Lewis asked Hirsi Ali for her “critique against Islam.” Ali, the epitome of poised, calmly responded [...]
Last week, Alexander Levkovsky wrote about an exhibition at London’s Museum of Science celebrating “1001 inventions” from “the golden age of Islam.”
Having some firsthand experience with frivolous handling of reality in the Islamic world (I have, after all, lived for eight years in Uzbekistan and five years in Israel), I immediately suspected that the [...]
The title of this post comes from one of Rush Limbaugh’s classic callers, a lightly-accented South Asian immigrant to the United States, thanking the talk radio guru for spreading the truth about free enterprise and American values.
It turns out that India — a nation so riddled with class & caste warfare, poverty, bureaucracy and tribalism, [...]