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H.L. Mencken

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  • Steady-state looniness

    Every morning I check for dispatches from the locations in this broad republic where the simple wait to be practiced upon. And every morning I discover confirmation that H.L. Mencken's low estimate of the intelligence of his fellow citizens holds true.*
  • Beyonce and Jay Z -- headed for Splitsville, or not?

    "ADULTERY IS the application of democracy to love." -- H.L. Mencken SPEAKING OF Beyonce and Jay Z ... no, no -- just kidding! But the fact is, the question of whether or not this powerhouse couple is on the verge of breaking up -- at least according...

    Truth has not got its boots on

    Writing at the Daily Dot, EJ Dickson confesses to perpetrating a fraud: planting a false entry in Wikipedia about the Amelia Bedelia children's books saying that the character is based on a maid in Cameroon. She was, she concedes, stoned at the time and...

    10 things you might not know about Chicago restaurants

    10 things you might not know about Chicago restaurants
    In honor of Taste of Chicago, running Wednesday through Sunday, let's take a look at the city's savory restaurants and their sometimes unsavory customers. Eat it up: 1/ Charlie Trotter, the influential Chicago restaurateur who died last year, once...

    14 things you don't know about James M. Cain

    Today is James M. Cain's birthday; the titan of noir writing was born July 1, 1892. The longtime writer is best known for three books that were made into now-classic films: "The Postman Always Rings Twice," "Mildren Pierce" and  "Double Indemnity." Born...