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  1. The Afterglos-of-Pleasure Principle
    National Review, April 18, 1994, pp. 22-58
  2. Alicia's Keys
    The dangerous combination of women and pianos
    The Weekly Standard, January 4, 2010, pp. 45-46
  3. Departments
    Among the Intellectualoids
    Braking Glass
    The American Spectator, April 1989, p. 27
  4. Among the Intellectualoids
    Homer and His Publishers
    The American Spectator, December 1989, p. 39
  5. Departments
    Among the Intellectualoids
    Quark Bites
    The American Spectator, March 1989, p. 25
  6. Among the Intellectualoids
    A Time to Stand
    The American Spectator, May 1989, p. 36
  7. Among the Intellectualoids
    Zoo Story
    The American Spectator, March 1990, p. 28
  8. Among the Intellectualoids
    Stage Left
    The American Spectator, May 1991, p. 41
  9. Among the Intellectualoids
    Streetcar Express
    The American Spectator, August 1992, pp. 44-45
  10. [+]
    Antarctic Story (Review)
    March of the Penguins (2004 Film), by Luc Jacquet
    1. March of the Penguins (2004 Film) by Luc Jacquet
    The Weekly Standard, November 7, 2005, pp. 41-42
  11. As My Mom Never Said
    The New Republic, May 2, 1988, p. 13
  12. Balsamic Dreams (2001)
    A Short But Self-Important History of the Baby Boomer Generation
    1 Review
  13. [+]
    The Best American Short Stories 1990 (Review)
    The Best American Short Stories 1990, by Richard Ford
    1. The Best American Short Stories 1990 by Richard Ford
    The American Spectator, January 1991, pp. 47-50
  14. Bio-Tech
    The New Republic, October 12, 1987, pp. 12-13
  15. [+]
    Bodies in Emotion (Review)
    The Power of Body Language, by Tonya Reiman
    1. The Power of Body Language by Tonya Reiman
    The Weekly Standard, February 18, 2008, pp. 43-44
  16. Chain of Fools
    Al D'Amato, Sam Pierce, and you
    The New Republic, July 17, 1989, p. 8
  17. Character Assassins
    Today's short-story writers think life in America is dull, and so they fill their work ...
    The American Spectator, December 1988, pp. 14-15
  18. Closing Time: A Memoir (2009)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  19. [+]
    Consequences (Review)
    Consequences, by John G. Tower
    1. Consequences by John G. Tower
    The American Spectator, April 1991, pp. 39-40
  20. Corporate comeback strategies
    Commonweal, June 5, 1987, pp. 340-341
  21. [+]
    The Craft of Investing (Review)
    The Craft of Investing, by John Train
    1. The Craft of Investing by John Train
    The American Spectator, February 1995, p. 69
  22. Eminentoes
    The Springsteen-Boesky Connection
    The American Spectator, November 1988, p. 37
  23. Eminentoes
    Gold Diggers of '89
    The American Spectator, October 1989, p. 34
  24. Eminentoes
    Senior Citizens
    The American Spectator, April 1990, p. 33
  25. Eminentoes
    Baby Doc
    The American Spectator, January 1990, p. 31
  26. Eminentoes
    Geraldo Exposed
    The American Spectator, October 1998, pp. 64-65
  27. Game Over
    The rise and fall of televised cribbage
    The Weekly Standard, October 20, 2008, pp. 39-40
  28. [+]
    Harvey Keitel (Review)
    Harvey Keitel, by Marshall Fine
    1. Harvey Keitel by Marshall Fine
    The American Spectator, August 1998, pp. 74-79
  29. [+]
    Hollywood Hybrid (Review)
    Living Like Ed, by Ed Begley, Jr.
    1. Living Like Ed by Ed Begley, Jr.
    The Weekly Standard, May 19, 2008, pp. 41-42
  30. Horn of Plenty
    Prez, Trane, Sonny---and Alan Greenspan?
    The Weekly Standard, June 29, 2009, p. 35
  31. "I Don't Do Grief"
    Baby Boomers don't respect tradition and believe in every religion under the sun. No wo...
    The American Spectator, June 2001, pp. 53-58
  32. [+]
    I Want to Thank My Brain for Remembering Me (Review)
    I Want to Thank My Brain for Remembering Me, by Jimmy Breslin
    1. I Want to Thank My Brain for Remembering Me by Jimmy Breslin
    The American Spectator, November 1996, pp. 78-79
  33. If I Had a Hammer
    The New Republic, May 16, 1988, p. 10
  34. [+]
    If I Stop I'll Die (Review)
    If I Stop I'll Die, by John Williams and Dennis A. Williams
    1. If I Stop I'll Die by John Williams and Dennis A. Williams
    The American Spectator, September 1991, p. 40
  35. If You're Talking to Me, Your Career Must Be in Trouble (1994)
    Movies, Mayhem, and Malice
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  36. Imperial Caddy (1992)
    The Rise of Dan Quayle in America and the Decline and Fall of Practically Eve...
    1 Review
  37. Japun, Inc.
    Must be one of them Comic Ozzie attacks
    The New Republic, October 16, 1989, p. 14
  38. Keeping it Real
    From Schubert to Shakur, musical violence is an old story
    The Weekly Standard, December 19, 2005, pp. 41-42
  39. L.A. Constitutional
    You'd be surprised by the best American city for walking
    The Weekly Standard, November 8, 2010, p. 38
  40. Last Call
    Close, But No Cigar
    The American Spectator, December 1998, pp. 94-96
  41. Last Call
    Not a Prayer
    The American Spectator, July 1998, pp. 86-88
  42. Last Call
    Pollock Jokes
    The American Spectator, January 1999, pp. 82-83
  43. Last Call
    Once Frostbitten, Twice Shy
    The American Spectator, May 2001, pp. 106-108
  44. Let's Not Swap
    The Weekly Standard, May 18, 2009, p. 11
  45. [+]
    Life on the Rim (Review)
    Life on the Rim, by David Levine
    1. Life on the Rim by David Levine
    The American Spectator, June 1990, pp. 38-39
  46. 'Make No Mistake'
    The sky's the limit when it comes to cliches
    The Weekly Standard, April 10, 2006, p. 44
  47. The Malcontents (2002)
    The Best Bitter, Cynical, and Satirical Writing in the World
  48. [+]
    Muhammad Ali (Review)
    Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times, by Thomas Hauser
    1. Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times by Thomas Hauser
    The American Spectator, August 1991, p. 38
  49. Multimedia
    Gray Matter
    National Review, July 20, 1992, p. 43
  50. My Goodness (2000)
    A Cynic's Short-Lived Search for Sainthood
    1 Review
  51. [+]
    My Life as a Radical Lawyer (Review)
    My Life as a Radical Lawyer, by William M. Kunstler and Sheila Isenberg
    1. My Life as a Radical Lawyer by William M. Kunstler and Sheila Isenberg
    The American Spectator, December 1994, p. 80
  52. The Nation's Pulse
    Reality Check
    The American Spectator, June 1992, p. 44
  53. The New York Spectator
    A Letter to the Editor
    The American Spectator, January 1989, p. 31
  54. Nice Day for A Black Wedding
    Herewith, a few nuptial horror stories in which no one points blame at the bride's mother.
    The American Spectator, February 1989, p. 18
  55. No Amnesty for Lepers
    The Weekly Standard, July 16, 2007, p. 35
  56. [+]
    Now You Know (Review)
    Now You Know, by Kitty Dukakis and Jane Scovell
    1. Now You Know by Kitty Dukakis and Jane Scovell
    The American Spectator, December 1990, p. 50
  57. [+]
    Olives (Review)
    Olives, by Mort Rosenblum
    1. Olives by Mort Rosenblum
    The American Spectator, February 1997, pp. 68-69
  58. One Hand Clapping
    Leon Fleisher isn't the first rude White House guest
    The Weekly Standard, March 24, 2008, p. 33
  59. Over the Transom
    Chilling tales from the literary slush pile
    The Weekly Standard, August 9, 2010, p. 37
  60. The phantoms of the press
    Commonweal, February 26, 1988, pp. 103-104
  61. Poland Springs Eternal
    Water, water everywhere, and a cooler, too
    The Weekly Standard, June 28, 2010, p. 38
  62. Popularity Contest
    The New Republic, March 23, 1987, p. 14
  63. Postcard England: Dead and Breakfast
    Feasting on Britain's morbid past
    The New Republic, March 20, 1989, pp. 12-13
  64. The Press
    My Iowa
    The New Republic, October 27, 1986, p. 11
  65. Pretensions
    But for the Grace of God
    Reason, April 1990, p. 50
  66. Pretty Bad Goods
    Shop A Prairie Home Companion till you drop
    The Weekly Standard, May 2, 2005, pp. 41-42
  67. [+]
    Public Nuisances (Review)
    100 People Who Are Screwing Up America~~One Hundred People Who Are Screwing Up America,...
    1. 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America~~One Hundred People Who Are Screwing Up America by Bernard Goldberg
    The Weekly Standard, October 3, 2005, pp. 40-41
  68. Publishing, I: Great Scott!
    The New Republic, September 15, 1986, pp. 20-23
  69. Puppy-Aid
    The New Republic, December 7, 1987, pp. 18-19
  70. Rag Time
    The New Republic, April 6, 1987, p. 13
  71. [+]
    The Real Frank Zappa Book (Review)
    The Real Frank Zappa Book, by Frank Zappa and Peter Occhiogrosso
    1. The Real Frank Zappa Book by Frank Zappa and Peter Occhiogrosso
    The American Spectator, August 1989, p. 45
  72. Red Lobster, White Trash, & the Blue Lagoon (1998)
    Joe Queenan's America
  73. Book Reviews
    [+]
    The Road Ahead (Review)
    The Road Ahead, by Bill Gates, Nathan Myhrvold, and Peter M. Rinearson, ...
    1. The Road Ahead by Bill Gates, Nathan Myhrvold, and Peter M. Rinearson, ...
    The American Spectator, February 1996, pp. 62-63
  74. Roman Holiday
    Short shrift for Fascists on the wide screen
    The Weekly Standard, March 23, 2009, p. 38
  75. [+]
    Samurai Widow (Review)
    Samurai Widow, by Judith Jacklin Belushi
    1. Samurai Widow by Judith Jacklin Belushi
    The American Spectator, August 1990, p. 37
  76. Saving Danny Glover
    The Saint of For Washington meets Hugo B. DeMille
    The Weekly Standard, November 19, 2007, p. 41
  77. Sick Unto Death
    When Hollywood purges, the world recoils
    The Weekly Standard, September 11, 2006, p. 37
  78. Simple Devices
    Famished for good mysteries? Try an Amish thriller
    The Weekly Standard, December 7, 2009, p. 37
  79. [+]
    Snapshots From Hell (Review)
    Snapshots From Hell, by Peter Robinson
    1. Snapshots From Hell by Peter Robinson
    The American Spectator, September 1994, p. 70
  80. Still Being Felt?
    Not all past events have ramifications for today
    The Weekly Standard, April 26, 2010, p. 38
  81. Stunt Man
    First a Coaster, then a falconer/central banker
    The Weekly Standard, March 22, 2010, pp. 37-38
  82. [+]
    Supermarketer to the World (Review)
    Supermarketer to the World, by E.J. Kahn, Jr.
    1. Supermarketer to the World by E.J. Kahn, Jr.
    The American Spectator, January 1992, pp. 72-73
  83. [+]
    A Talent for Genius (Review)
    A Talent for Genius, by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger
    1. A Talent for Genius by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger
    The American Spectator, August 1994, p. 69
  84. [+]
    Thirst for Knowledge (Review)
    A History of the World in Six Glasses, by Tom Standage
    1. A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage
    The Weekly Standard, July 24, 2006, p. 33
  85. [+]
    Tom Landry (2 Reviews)
    Elvis Don't Like Football, by Jerry Glanville and J. David Miller
    1. Elvis Don't Like Football by Jerry Glanville and J. David Miller
    2. Tom Landry by Tom Landry and Gregg Lewis
    The American Spectator, November 1990, p. 46
  86. Triple Feature
    A once-in-a-lifetime moment in baseball
    The Weekly Standard, September 7, 2009, pp. 38-39
  87. The Week of Smoking Dangerously
    Buddy, can you spare a match?
    The American Spectator, March 1995, pp. 26-31
  88. What's in a Name?
    The Weekly Standard, December 18, 2006, p. 36
  89. [+]
    Without a Doubt (Review)
    Without a Doubt, by Marcia Clark and Teresa Carpenter
    1. Without a Doubt by Marcia Clark and Teresa Carpenter
    The American Spectator, July 1997, p. 66
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