Category Archives: william langewiesche

Miracle on the Hudson in the Penny Press!

My dim and distant understanding is that disgraced avatar of evil Bernie Madoff committed the heinous crime of bilking lots of stupid, greedy people out of negligible portions of their disposable incomes – a swindler, and old-fashioned card-sharp assuring his victims that the pea was, indeed, under the third cup. If this is the case, […]

The Devil in the Penny Press!

In the latest issue of Vanity Fair, there’s another fantastic aviation article by the great freelancer Bill Lang (William Langewiesche, for those of you – like him – with no sense of the mellifluous pen-name), this one concerning the Boeing 737 and the Legacy private jet that collided mid-air over the Brazilian rain forest in […]

In the Penny Press! St. Gore and the Jews!

The latest issue of Vanity Fair is a perfect demonstration of why I don’t dismiss this title, despite its copious fashion-spreads and noxious perfume-samples. This issue abounds in content. The single best piece in it, the one that glowingly deserves to be anthologized, is William Langewiesche (hello? heard of a pen-name, Bill Lang?)’s article on […]


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