We all have pet peeves when it comes to language – terms or phrases that grate on our nerves, common misuses that drive us bonkers, etc. But past the mere annoyances there’s […]
You can't shine a light if you don't have a light.
He doesn’t look a thing like Jesus But he talks like a gentleman Like you imagined When you were young 2003 and 2004 brought us the front edge what I’ve come to […]
In this week’s Saturday Video Roundup, a Labor Day Weekend tribute to excellence and innovation in music. First up, courtesy of Founding Scrogue Mike Sheehan, is Klaus Nomi, a unique performer if […]
In 1682 or thereabouts the English poet John Dryden’s famous mock-epic, “MacFlecknoe,” was published (perhaps without the author’s consent). In it Dryden butchers his contemporary, the comparatively less talented Thomas Shadwell (who […]
On April 16 we launched Scholars & Rogues.
It doesn’t seem controversial to suggest that journalism in America (and beyond) is in trouble, and there are any number of factors contributing to the malaise. A particular concern of mine has […]
:UPDATED BELOW: “If you want to see hate, urged violence, bigotry, racism, and intolerance in general, and anti-American speech, this is the event.” “[It’s] bigger than any KKK, Nazi, or Muslim terrorist […]
Misguided University of Colorado response to campus stabbing: is it about safety or is it about litigation and the media?
On Monday, an incoming freshman at the University of Colorado was injured in a knife attack by a mentally ill former university employee. The student is fine, fortunately, and the assailant is […]
The hottest thing on the Internets right now is the video of Miss Teen South Carolina trying, unsuccessfully, to answer a painfully simple question. In this SVR Special Report, we look at […]