Salon: New Look, Same Old Paglia


Something about fall makes everything turn over a new leaf (mixed metaphors, but so apt)–Salon has a new look. And a return engagement by Camille Paglia, who’s as full of piss and vinegar as anything else. Even if you don’t like her, you have to admire the idea of her. To wit, on Foleygate:

All that’s been accomplished by this scandal is to call into question one of the central erotic archetypes of gay male tradition–the ephebic beauty of boys at their muscular peak between the ages of 16 and 18. It goes back through Western iconography from Michelangelo’s nudes to Hadrian’s Antinous and beyond that to Greek sculpture.

FBLA is terribly disappointed that Kerry Lauerman didn’t ask her about Arianna Huffington, Studio 60 or Katie Couric. We would.