iOS app Android app


Why Donald Trump Will Lose

William Astore | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
William Astore

That's Trump in a nutshell: vulgar. Vulgar language. Vulgar action. Vulgar appeals. The question is: Will that vulgarity triumph on election day? Is it enough? My guess is that it isn't. That it won't be.

The New Vulgar

Thomas Moore | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Thomas Moore

Many years ago I was taking a group of children on a walk through a big American city. We stopped for ice cream and a man next to us was talking loudl...

Dana Milbank Is No Yiddish Maven

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.25.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

In his litany, Milbank unintentionally called Trump a criminal when he used the word "farbrecher." I suspect he was relying on websites that say it means "con man," but you can also find myriad websites supplying quotations that famous writers never remotely said.

The Vulgarity of Our Times

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.26.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

To me, the vulgarity in the novel was not its language. What truly makes me cringe -- the most vulgar and obscene things in life -- are humanity's ubiquitous displays of unrelenting greed, hatred, intolerance, and the unquenchable need of people to make war.

Is Vulgar the New Normal?

Jennifer L. Scott | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Jennifer L. Scott

I'm hoping that there will be a tipping point whereby our society becomes bored with the tasteless, the lowbrow, the common vulgarities that have seeped into our popular culture.

You Can't Handle the Truth

Chad Kultgen | Posted 04.27.2013 | Media
Chad Kultgen

Why would a woman's website ask a guy like me, who's known for writing sexually graphic and honest novels, to write something sexually graphic and honest -- only to edit it into something without a single sexually graphic phrase or a sentence of honesty?

Study: Cursing Is Good For Your Health

Posted 08.22.2012 | Arts

*#&$^%!!!! It sometimes seems dropping an F-bomb just makes you feel better -- and now there's proof. A study concluded that there really are feelings...

What the !#$@%*?: Will the Rise of Spanish Redefine Indecency?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 08.26.2011 | Media
Daniel Cubias

It stands to reason that as America grows more multilingual, we'll hear more Spanish on the airwaves. And some of that Spanish will be of the naughty variety.