Droll, cynical, deliciously nasty comments on the forces that make the world go around, by wickedly witty thinkers from the past and the present. (Posted originally in 2014, and much enlarged.)
Barack Obama, the socialist Muslim born in Kenya, only had one job: To destroy the United States from within. He has failed miserably.
Providing health care to the first responders who risked their lives on 9/11 should have been easy. But then Washington politics came into play.
A review of a book on W.E.B. DuBois, and how the white intellectual establishment kept this brilliant black scholar “in his place.”
Fifty years ago today, a shooter operating from a Texas university tower killed 16 in the largest massacre of its kind at the time. Today, Texas begins permitting concealed weapons on many campuses. Here’s a review of a related documentary.
All across America, Muslims have not only condemned what Omar Mateen did — they have openly expressed support for the gay community.
Insightful, funny, and surprising quotations on the subject of skepticism, by some of the wittiest people who ever lived. We ran this collection before — and we will probably run it again. We don’t think you can ever get enough of this kind of thing. (Ran originally on February 13, 2014.)
Funny and frightfully true observations on elections, politicians, and voters, by such characters as George Carlin, Jon Stewart, Woody Allen, P.J. O’Rourke, and even Joseph Stalin. (A slightly shorter version was published by WhoWhatWhy last August.)
A documentary on how rising real estate prices destroyed a tiny rock club that was more like a nightly happening, the kind of authentic creative endeavor that draws us to places such as New York.
A quiet movement aims to turn public universities into career mills, while transforming students into customers and professors into service deliverers.
For Memorial Day, we present paintings and other works of art from the last two centuries that express the horrors of war. (First published May 26, 2014)
In honor of JFK’s 99th birthday and Donald Trump clinching the Republican nomination, we envisioned what a debate between the two might look like.
When former pro footballer Steve Gleason learned he had a particularly horrible illness, he also found he was going to have a son. His story, in this documentary.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the University of Texas Tower shootings. A creative new documentary brings the larger story to life.
Ed Curtin honors the extraordinary life of his friend, anti-war activist Daniel Berrigan, a deeply courageous man who was also magical, and full of surprises.
A documentary about some surprising people in our midst.
When WhoWhatWhy finally got around to attending the cultural extravaganza called South by Southwest, we were intrigued to see what’s driving the zeitgeist. We were a bit surprised at what we found.
Are you in pain from the IRS? Well, you’re in good company. Check out what these characters have to say about paying taxes — Al Capone, Albert Einstein, Dave Barry, Mark Twain, Mae West, and many others.
The NRA argues that keeping weaponized anthrax out of the hands of law-abiding Americans is a violation of the Second Amendment. Now it is doing something about it.
Dangerous new virus crosses the human-computer barrier. Are you at risk?