Arts

Ocean’s Eight: the women star, but the ethnics still do the dirty work

10 June 2018 2:43 pm

Women get paid less in Hollywood. Surely the budget for the female variation on Ocean’s Eleven and Ocean’s Thirteen could…

Why Niall Ferguson’s retreat to the ivory tower is deeply problematic

8 June 2018 8:12 pm

Niall Ferguson’s decision to disengage with students and their politics is wrong. While such a statement may bring glee to…

Spartacus wasn’t Stanley Kubrick’s only slave

1 June 2018 5:04 pm

Leon Vitali is an actor who passed through the looking glass of Stanley Kubrick’s camera and became Kubrick’s right arm.…

‘Steer clear of that cave boy, James Dean, and grease ball, Elvis Presley’

31 May 2018 8:14 pm

Clancy Sigal’s posthumous autobiography is sex, guns and celebrity from start to finish.

Morgan Freeman and the troubling direction of #MeToo

30 May 2018 8:40 pm

The movement calls for a change in culture as impossible as it is counterproductive.

Roseanne isn’t abhorrent — she’s just mad

29 May 2018 9:29 pm

Couldn't ABC have reminded people that Roseanne Barr is mentally ill, and more in need of treatment than degradation?

Disney is considerably more repulsive than Roseanne

29 May 2018 9:04 pm

Of course her tweet was in bad taste. So what?

Donald Trump and the art of the conspiracy theory

29 May 2018 6:34 pm

From the White House, the president offers what amount to daily lessons in the objurgatory arts.

Sympathy for the devil: Doesn’t Harvey Weinstein deserve pity, too?

29 May 2018 6:03 pm

His attitude to sex must have been warped by the superabundance of opportunity.

The sacred chickens that ruled the roost in ancient Rome

28 May 2018 4:49 pm

Birds in the Ancient World is a consummation of all of Jeremy Mynott’s accomplishments.

How I became Peter Fallow

28 May 2018 4:20 pm

Arranging a dinner between Tom Wolfe and Christopher Hitchens led to my immortalisation in literature.

What does Ronan Farrow want next?

25 May 2018 8:12 pm

The ‘Hollywood prince who torched the castle’ is to this decade what Samantha Power was to the last.

I like a fight too much. That’s why I’ll never go on social media

24 May 2018 6:19 pm

Twitter outrage about a few sectarian mugs has left Lionel Shriver glad to be in her fantasy world offline

USC should fire its president – and every bureaucrat who could have stopped George Tyndall’s campaign of abuse

23 May 2018 4:54 am

A gynaecologist at one of America’s top universities is in the midst of a sexual assault scandal. Now its students and faculty are demanding change.

Review: Let the Sunshine In

20 May 2018 9:32 am

Here in the English-speaking world, the hours after work and before dinner are known as the ‘reverse commute’. We spend…

Why do prettier sex-pest men get away with it?

18 May 2018 7:15 pm

Because we're living under the New Misogyny

Silicon Valley has entered the culture war to ‘make the world a better place’

17 May 2018 8:42 pm

By ceasing its promotion of R. Kelly and XXXTentacion's music, Spotify aims to show its users that they are headed towards the moral promised land.

Tom Wolfe 1931-2018

15 May 2018 4:36 pm

Tom Wolfe has died at the age of 87. In 1998, William Cash interviewed the great author for The Spectator:…

Review: Racer and the Jailbird. Terrible name, great film

12 May 2018 3:10 pm

Racer and the Jailbird is a terrible name for a film. It sounds like an unsolicited tribute to that sorrily…

Review: My Fair Lady

10 May 2018 5:33 pm

In, Bartlett Sher's revival, Eliza Doolittle's stalwart character is the great triumph.

Peace in our time: If Katy Perry and Taylor Swift can do it, why not the Middle East?

9 May 2018 5:01 pm

Cynically timed to minimise news coverage, Katy Perry’s decision to bury the hatchet with Taylor Swift just as things are…

America’s winners are spiritually sick

7 May 2018 10:03 pm

If Trump is rotten from the core, what the hell does that say about the popular culture we’ve all let flourish in the past few decades?

Disobedience is disappointing

5 May 2018 10:20 am

If you were to revisit the house you grew up in, would you take a look at your old bedroom?…

Review: Godard Mon Amour

29 April 2018 10:53 am

It is now fifty years since the événements of May 1968, when young Parisians lobbed onobble stones at the police,…

The fake news that’s fit to print

24 April 2018 9:21 pm

A doozy of a correction from the New York Times. On Sunday the Gray Lady published a profile of Campbell Brown, the…

None of my Harvard students thinks Brexit is a good idea

21 April 2018 4:41 pm

My wife laughs that my love of gadgets is a remnant of my Communist upbringing, when western toys were objects…

A reek of imperial failure and War-on-Terror resentment: Beirut reviewed

21 April 2018 12:42 pm

Is Jon Hamm’s name really Jon Hamm? Or is it a stage name, meant to telegraph his acting style? When…

Is Morrissey alt-right? Or just a celebrity who’s not a coward?

19 April 2018 10:32 pm

Has the British artist Steven Patrick Morrissey, often known simply by his last name Morrissey, embraced the alt-right? Or is he…

Random ‘do something’ laws on data are a bad idea

12 April 2018 9:06 pm

Everybody wants Facebook to be grilled. But big tech firms will only gain from legislation.  

Martin Luther King’s vision is being betrayed by progressives

7 April 2018 4:40 pm

Martin Luther King's vision was Christian, American, and liberal in a Jeffersonian way. Modern progressives conveniently forget this