Posts Tagged ‘Gail Collins’

In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Bob Herbert/A Nominee? Or a Debacle? The Short Version: Tuesday’s Democratic primaries could either determine the nominee or not. In his words: “That would also cause bad feelings that would be difficult to assuage.” The Score: C-(Customary) This is a good piece for […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Gail Collins/Hillary, Buckeye Girl The Short Version: Hillary can’t compete against Barack’s charm. (This may help her in Ohio.) In her words: “If Hillary is stumbling, it may be because there just isn’t any good path to take. ” Score: B (Benign) This […]


Of all the political columnists at The New York Times, Frank Rich has always seemed the most comfortable — or perhaps we should say the least oblivious — writing about political and social issues from what could be called a gay perspective. After all Rich, who was perhaps the most feared theater critic in the […]


Of all the critics and columnists in recent history at The Times, Herbert Muschamp and Cathy Horyn are the only ones who have succeeded in gripping us with every sentence that ever appeared under their respective names. Now, of course, Muschamp is dead, returned to the same infinite folds as an entire generation of gay […]