Cum Dignitate Otium

The Spectacle of the Oscars

It's always dangerous to ascribe conservatism to a Hollywood product. But what the heck...

Ken Burns Ain't Got That Swing

"Jazz," the 10-part documentary, views America's music through the prism of race. And that's just Part One.

The Cocktail Hour: Do's and Dont's

There are precisely two cocktails... and three abominations.