Billionaires have, of course, run for president before, but the recent mania is a direct result of Trump’s win
A powerful totalitarian state is no longer needed to coerce human beings
Watching the Donald used to be unmissable television. What happened?
When you address a committee, you are competing for attention and influence on the internet
One side started screaming the word ‘Nazi’, the other directed cries of ‘Commie’ back at their enemies
Game of Thrones’s climax presents a problem for America’s prestige publications
He would become yet another politician who believes American greatness lies in policing the world
The service’s algorithms have shaped a generation of listeners who are defined by attention deficit disorder and a fear of complexity and difficulty
Would generations of Americans weaned on high-fructose corn syrup be able to march much further than the fridge?
Critics who only write about shallow subjects will only produce shallow writing
A college in Oklahoma has turned academia into an Atwoodian nightmare
The shrill tone of online debate makes 2008 seem like a century ago
Vladimir Putin understands how most culture is lowbrow and inauthentic
Won’t somebody please think of the children!
It is a morbid sign for a democracy when the electorate chooses superheroes to do its bidding, rather than politicians
The company is now just another dreary enforcer of online norms
His new job at H&M is hypocrisy on steroids
Digital media downsizing has as much to do with ideology as economic pressures
More than snobby Washington ever will
Self-care can’t heal the nation, but cigarettes might
Decades after Dallas, the Dems keep drinking from the poisoned Kennedy chalice
The kind of old-fashioned humanism espoused by Harper Lee is being left behind and replaced with radical, uncompromising demands
Isn’t there a sinister side to an army of 17,000 citizen activists looking for damaging intel on Republicans?
The celebrated writer made social activism a lot less dangerous to the ruling class