Below the Beltway / Entertainment

Artificial Stupidity

WASHINGTON -- The other day, my phone told me I had missed a call, but there was no voice mail. So I called the number back, only to be informed it was not a working number. This seemed strange, but not as strange as what happened the following ...

The Murder of Roget's Thesaurus

WASHINGTON -- When I was a teenager, I loved murder mysteries from the 1920s, '30s and '40s, particularly those by Agatha Christie. Until recently, I thought I had read everything Dame Agatha had ever written featuring her idiosyncratic Belgian ...

Letting It All Hang Out

WASHINGTON -- As a responsible journalist, I am sometimes compelled to stop what Im doing and investigate for you, the reader. This just in:

A group of foreskin advocates are protesting against Bill and Melinda Gates. The Canadian Foreskin ...

Men and Women of Letters

WASHINGTON -- I'm letting readers write my column today, because the mail I got after I recently wrote about atrocities perpetrated upon the English language was way funnier than anything I had to say.

The funniest misspellings occurred at my ...

When in the Coarse

WASHINGTON -- I was recently rereading the Declaration of Independence, looking for evidence that the Founding Fathers did not, in fact, envision a country where every yabbo in camo has the right to carry a submachine gun into a pediatric ward. I ...