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My new Harvey Weinstein-related column in Taki's Magazine, "The Overlord of Oscar Bait," argues that, just as Hollywood should no longer import chimpanzees to appear in movies like Bedtime for Bonzo because they can now be digitally simulated by putting Andy Serkis in a motion capture suit, we should consider banning professional child actors in... Read More
We're all familiar with the literary conundrums of racial identity politics, having read countless personal essays in which members of nonwhite groups assert solidarity while almost simultaneously denouncing white people for assuming that members of their groups tend to have things in common. But the glass of similarity really is both part full and part... Read More
Back in 2008 it finally dawned on me that the popular phrases "white guilt" and "Jewish guilt" have functionally opposite meanings: Orwell's 1984 emphasizes the difficulties humans have in thinking about phenomena for which they lack names, and the usefulness to power of constricted vocabularies. For example, Orwell explains that in the future The Party... Read More
I was trying to think of something new to say about Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death, which isn't that easy to do. In general, I'd suggest that Shakespeare has enjoyed a really, really good 400 years of being dead, at least as measured in audience applause, a metric that Shakespeare himself probably... Read More
From my new column in Taki's Magazine: Read the whole thing there.
From my new book review in Taki's Magazine: Read the whole thing there. Here's a picture of Park Slope in the 1970 Hal Ashby movie The Landlord starring Beau Bridges, shot when Quinn was about 11:
From my column in Taki's Magazine:Read the whole thing there.My old articles are archived at -- Steve Sailer
There are a couple of bits of Tom Stoppard news this week (an Arcadia revival is in previews on Broadway and Keira Knightley might play Anna Karenina in a film of Stoppard's adaptation), so I used that as an excuse to write about my favorite playwright in my Taki's Magazine column: Read the rest there.By... Read More
Tom Stoppard's latest play Rock 'n' Roll about a Pink Floyd-loving Czech in 1968 has opened in New York. (Here's the NYT review.)Stoppard, as I've mentioned before, is the only major Western European or North American fiction author to devote a substantial portion of his career to criticizing Communism. In the arts, what happened to... Read More
In case you needed any more evidence for the principal reason musical theater isn't the great white way of American popular culture anymore, here's an LA Times article about an upcoming musical entitled "Most Wanted." It's about "the life of Andrew Cunanan, an alluring, chameleonic party boy from the San Diego gay-bar scene. In 1997,... Read More
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Steve Sailer is a journalist, movie critic for Taki's Magazine, columnist, and founder of the Human Biodiversity discussion group for top scientists and public intellectuals.

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