Laura Kipnis and Camille Paglia on the Trouble with Campus Sex

Reading Laura Kipnis’ Unwanted Advances is difficult. Not because Kipnis isn’t a gifted writer, but because her experience with Title IX administrators, today’s campus equivalent of a morality squad, is downright noxious. What landed her in trouble was an article she wrote, “Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe” (Chronicle of Higher Education, February 2015). Many of us … Continue reading Laura Kipnis and Camille Paglia on the Trouble with Campus Sex

J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy is a memoir written by young American lawyer, J.D. Vance. Through it he tells the story of hillbillies, impoverished immigrants who came from Scotland and Ireland in the eighteenth century to settle in the American south. It’s also an apologia of sorts, one that may explain why Donald Trump, that inveterate carnival barker, has … Continue reading J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy

Sex, Lies and Suicide: The Scandal at the Toronto Star

Above: Jane Davenport of the Toronto Star. Did she lie to protect her lover, Jon Filson, when another Star journalist, Stephanie Cesca, made a complaint about him? Why was Cesca fired?  Note: This article is about Raveena Aulakh, the Toronto Star journalist who took her life last month. With the events unfolding at the Toronto Star, … Continue reading Sex, Lies and Suicide: The Scandal at the Toronto Star