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The Year After Breitbart

The Year After Breitbart

For a few weeks after Andrew Breitbart’s death, I allowed my personal sorrow to color my worldview. All around me, I heard brave voices saying that Andrew’s spirit would never die, that fresh hands would pick up the torch that

Exclusive: Sneak Peek at Andrew Klavan's 'If We Survive'

Exclusive: Sneak Peek at Andrew Klavan's 'If We Survive'

“If We Survive” is my new adventure novel geared toward young adults. It tells the story of four teenagers who visit a Central American country on a charitable mission to rebuild a school. Just as they’re about to leave, the

Exclusive Excerpt: Andrew Klavan's 'The Final Hour' Part Two

Ed. Note: This is the second of three excerpts. Part one is here. Part three posts tomorrow. “The Final Hour” is available at Amazon. Chapter Two The Yard King What just happened? In the terror of the moment, I couldn’t

'The Secret Knowledge' Review: David Mamet Enters Stage Right

In a celebrated 2008 essay for the Village Voice, David Mamet made the startling announcement that he was “no longer a brain-dead liberal.” I think it only fair to mention here that I rejoiced. Mr. Mamet is a terrific playwright,

Exclusive Excerpt: Andrew Klavan's 'The Identity Man,' Part 2

Author’s note: Informant Peter Patterson is on the run from the homicidal police lieutenant Brick Ramsey. As he tries to escape through a storm-drenched city, he encounters an almost apocalyptic disaster. He drove north through the empty city. He drove

Exclusive Excerpt: Andrew Klavan's 'The Identity Man,' Part 1

Author’s Note: Two time loser John Shannon agrees to go in on a robbery with psychopath Benny Torrence. Just as they get to the money, everything goes bad–and Shannon does something that will change his life forever. A floorboard creaked

You Too Can Be a Mainstream Reporter

We at Klavan on the Culture are well aware that those of you who want to be hep or with it turn to us to learn the latest trends. If you don’t want your girlfriend or boyfriend or homosexual leather

The Extremists Are Coming!

[youtube nx_I1lzJ94w nolink] The mainstream media-a group of people far to the left of the American public-are deeply concerned that the extremist tea party-a group of people whose ideals represent the American mainstream-are threatening the careers of centrist Democrats… who

The Extremists Are Coming!

[youtube nx_I1lzJ94w nolink] The mainstream media-a group of people far to the left of the American public-are deeply concerned that the extremist tea party-a group of people whose ideals represent the American mainstream-are threatening the careers of centrist Democrats… who

Klavan on the Culture's Guide to the Elections, Part 2: WAR!

In the past, many of you were perplexed about what to do in the upcoming elections. Should you throw your vote away on some idiot Republican, you asked yourself, or let the country sink into ruin? But then – like

MoDo, D'Souza and the Shame of the New York Times

We all know by now how the left reacts to the presence of the truth: the screaming, the name-calling, the hysterical slander; the way they designate the craziest Koran-burning, abortionist-shooting nutcase they can find to represent the right; the way

Does Islam Suck?

Whenever I am told I must be tolerant of other people’s religion, I always wonder, well, which tenet of their religion do you mean? A religion, after all, is a system of beliefs and to say that all beliefs are

A Young Person's Guide to the United States Constitution

Here in just around four minutes is a complete refresher course on the history, meaning and importance of the United States Constitution for all you young dudes and dudettes: [youtube TR37ZQwmRZU nolink] All right, it’s complete nonsense. Still, when you

A Young Person's Guide to the U.S. Constitution

As we all know, the result of the left’s takeover of our media and universities has been a vast ignorance among the young about America’s history, philosophy and institutions. That’s the disease but – huzzah! – PJTV’s Klavan on the

'Who're You? Who're You?' Klavan on the Culture's Funniest Bloopers

Hey, Little People! You know how at the end of movies, they sometimes show what are called “outtakes”-mistakes and accidents that occurred during filming? These delightful laugh-fests remind you that even your superiors in Hollywood occasionally make an error or

Columbia University vs. The Murdoch Effect

Columbia University is the place where leftists give leftist journalists Pulitzer Prizes and then tell each other how prestigious leftist journalism is because–wow!–look at all the Pulitzers they’ve won. This week, the president of Columbia, Lee Bollinger, wrote a specious

The Sky is Blue; Hollywood's List Is Black

Over the last forty years, leftism has failed in every particular but one: it has succeeded in demonizing the opposition. Leftists will blacklist you–then if you complain, they’ll attack you for whining. They will call you racist and compare your

A Christmas Ghost Story: 'The Advent Reunion'

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