Melville: His World & Work

Melville: His World & Work

A simple glance at the title of Andrew Delbanco’s Melville: His World & Work, should be enough to give even the least perceptive reader a clue about the subject being considered. Most everyone knows Melville as the author of Moby-Dick, a book so...
A Perfect Conversation

A Perfect Conversation

Deep State looked across the desk at Mitchell, the couples counselor he and the President had decided to see. His relationship with Don-Don had been rocky for some time now. They fought constantly and had even begun to disagree about which Fox program to listen to...
Against the Center

Against the Center

If you’ve read anything about the recent Democratic debates—or worse, are one of those sadomasochists whose quest for naughtiness compelled you to watch them—it’s likely you’ve noticed a major theme: Centrism. The word’s meaning should be fairly obvious, as is the...
The Bee In The Window

The Bee In The Window

Recently I was seated beside a window in my apartment when I heard a muffled mrrpmh from outside. The sound was so small I didn’t really pay it much attention. But then I heard it again: mrrpmh, mrrpmh, mrrpmh. I looked up....
Thanks Wall

Thanks Wall

“I hope we do not forget the pain and anguish and sense of loss felt by those all over the country who have been the victims of violence at the hands of illegal aliens,” said Representative Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican who read a short list of people who had been...
Coffee or the Democratic Party

Coffee or the Democratic Party

The news today is that Howard Schulz, former Starbucks CEO, is contemplating a 2020 presidential run. Schulz, who is about to embark upon a cross-country book tour, plans to use the next three months to evaluate a potential candidacy, and will make a...
This Friday In Review

This Friday In Review

The news today was big — first, the government shutdown has ended. That statement comes with an important caveat — for three weeks. Trump agreed to a plan to reopen the government and pay federal employees; after that, I guess we’re all...
Gimme Filter

Gimme Filter

The Rolling Stones are back on tour this spring! If you’ve heard this refrain before, and before, and before that…., it’s because this is a band that, like any good leech, is biologically incapable of letting go.  The theme of this...
TCB

TCB

As is our custom here at AndWhyNot?, we’d like to pause and acknowledge that on this day 83-years ago, Elvis Aron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi.  In a time when much is stained a muddy, yellow-brown with the fecal detritus of our political...