Tag Archives: Richard Cohen

The Gag Reflex

No one gagged – but this is Hollywood. Everyone is exempt from everything out here in Hollywood, where every day the Spiderman impersonator chats with the guy dressed as Jesus, in front of the Chinese Theater, across the street from … Continue reading

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Civilization and Its Discontented

There were contradictions from the start. We all want to be free, but we also want to live in a safe and somewhat orderly society. Those two don’t mix easily. After all, we started out declaring our independence from a … Continue reading

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The South Speaks

Faulkner and Walker Percy had it right – there’s something about the South that generates vague despair. It’s just that Faulkner covered the last of the Old South, as it decayed into proud meaninglessness, and Walker Percy covered the cheerily … Continue reading

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The Last Curmudgeon

Well, the old bat is gone – although it’s not exactly Ding-Dong the Wicked Witch Is Dead. Helen Thomas is pushing ninety and quite alive. She just took earlier retirement: Helen Thomas, a veteran columnist for Hearst Newspapers, announced her … Continue reading

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