Neal Pollack


The Humbling of Philip Roth

By Neal Pollack

The Humbling of Philip Roth
Author Neal Pollack’s encounter with his lifelong rival suggests there’s more to Philip Roth’s retirement than what the author has said in the press.Read More


Learning To Be Good From The Ethics Master

By Neal Pollack

Learning To Be Good From The Ethics Master
Randy Cohen, the former New York Times columnist, takes on the ‘ethics of everything’ in his new book. It’s well-argued, but leaves out the issues that folks talk about at Chick-fil-A.Read More


‘Bruno’: An Equal-Opportunity Offender

By Neal Pollack

‘Bruno’: An Equal-Opportunity Offender
In the department of “legal actions highly unlikely to succeed,” an ex-member of the Palestinian Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade is suing Sacha Baron Cohen and Universal Pictures in U.S. Federal Court for $110 million, alleging libel and slander. Playing the flamingly gay Austrian celebra-whore title character in this summer’s movie “Bruno,” Baron Cohen mocked Ayman Abu Aita and referred to him as Al-Aqsa’s leader. Somehow, we think that Abu Aita is unlikely to find an American jury that will think this has ruined his life, as he alleges.Read More



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