Arts

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

The fall of Milo Yiannopoulos

6 April 2018 10:20 pm

Exhausting adventures with a fading right-wing phenomenon

Plenty to wonder at – like who thought it was a good idea to make it: Wonderstruck reviewed

5 April 2018 10:51 am

Wonderstruck is a film by Todd Haynes and you will certainly be struck by wonder, often. You will wonder at…

In The US of A, it’s a woman’s, woman’s, woman’s world!

5 April 2018 10:46 am

New York If Albanian television had shown the programme CBS did last week — with a woman who has sex…

Can you prove you’re not a racist?

1 April 2018 6:11 pm

These days throwing insults often just means ‘I disagree with you’

The truth about Charles, Prince of Wales – and Larry Kudlow

28 March 2018 11:12 pm

At dinner the other night a friend wondered what came first, social climbing or name-dropping? It’s obviously a very silly…

Trump vs Biden, Peterson vs Mishra — American culture is going the way of WWF

26 March 2018 8:43 pm

Americans breathed a sigh of disappointment last week when the promised super-heavyweight bout between Joe Biden and Donald Trump stalled…

The vlogging fantasy that bewitches children

24 March 2018 10:24 pm

My friend’s ten-year-old daughter has a new hobby. Like many of her school pals, she hopes to become a video…

I’d rather be fat-shamed than have cancer

24 March 2018 8:54 am

Sofie Hagen is a young Danish comic I admire. I didn’t see her most recent show, Dead Baby Frog, but…

Big data wants your vote

24 March 2018 8:48 am

From the outside it all looked haphazard and frenzied. A campaign that was skidding from scandal to crisis on its…

Seven Days in Entebbe and the nostalgia for 1970s terrorism

17 March 2018 7:56 am

It was only Seven Days in Entebbe, but it felt like an eternity. The rescue in July 1976 by Israeli…

California is the unexpected antidote to censorious liberalism

15 March 2018 5:28 pm

If I needed a safe space, I would nominate California. Against most odds this seedbed of censorious liberalism has thrown…

The Stormy Daniels affair is a storm in a DDD cup

13 March 2018 12:03 am

It seems Stormy Daniels has finally asked herself the question the rest of us have been asking since January, when…

You can’t stop the Zombie baby boomers of Rolling Stone

10 March 2018 2:00 pm

We were so close to getting rid of Jann Wenner. When his 51 per cent stake in Rolling Stone was…

The course of American empire

10 March 2018 7:44 am

These days, the political climes of the United States are deeply unhappy. The weather, as if endorsing the pathetic fallacy…

Bring back our bitchy celebs!

9 March 2018 2:51 pm

You would have to be quite odd not to approve of the sudden surge of solidarity amongst Hollywood stars of…

Hammer horror

8 March 2018 9:00 am

You Were Never Really Here is a fourth feature from Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar, We Need to Talk About…

How Hollywood lost its shine

7 March 2018 8:40 pm

Reading the lip-smacking reports of the latest troubled celebrity relationships  (Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux definitely high and dry, Cheryl…

The statue-topplers know not what they do

6 March 2018 9:20 pm

Ah, this will be about empire. So I thought when I saw that the small city of Arcata, California, has…

Meghan Marxist!

5 March 2018 2:30 pm

The wedding of Meghan Markle to Prince Harry has no precedent in the history of the Royal family. How will…