Arts

cranach

Hello, boys: Lucas Cranach’s bodies beautiful

July 2, 2020 1:11 pm

Why look at black-and-white books? You want the good stuff

cancel immunity

Moral dictatorships and double standards

June 29, 2020 11:54 am

Does liberalism make you immune to cancel culture?

patriot

Revolution then: The Patriot stands alone

June 29, 2020 8:22 am

Gibson achieves peace of mind by dismembering a redcoat with a hatchet

sacha baron cohen

Isn’t it time Sacha Baron Cohen got canceled?

June 29, 2020 7:23 am

The performer has gone from comedy to trying in vain to expose prejudice

eurovision

Not nul points but it’s no Spinal Tap

June 25, 2020 1:14 pm

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga reviewed

louis c.k.

Louis C.K. pulls it off

June 21, 2020 9:21 am

Funny is money

tori amos

Tori rebel

June 20, 2020 9:36 am

Resistance: A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Courage and Change by Tori Amos reviewed

prince

In defense of Prince’s late style

June 18, 2020 2:01 pm

There are real flashes of genius in albums such as One Nite Alone...

statue

The statue-topplers are obsessed with white men and white history

June 18, 2020 1:41 pm

Figures like radical scholar Rammohan Roy are completely ignored

bong joon-ho oscars

The Oscars and the triumph of Social Justice Realism

June 17, 2020 5:36 pm

Hollywood’s audiences don’t care about diversity in movies as much as people in Hollywood do

gone with the wind

Cotton, slaves and arrogance: the message of Gone with the Wind

June 16, 2020 1:29 pm

The film makes us love something that didn’t really exist

nineties

I hate the Nineties

June 15, 2020 2:58 pm

The Nineties began in hope but ended in disaster

spongebob squarepants

Why has Nickelodeon outed SpongeBob Squarepants?

June 14, 2020 5:54 pm

The cartoon sponge has been cruelly yanked out of the closet

peter bogdanovich

The rise and fall of Peter Bogdanovich

June 14, 2020 5:23 pm

David Thomson talks to the director about Buster Keaton, Orson Welles and falling out of favor with Hollywood

corporations

Conservatives — corporations are not your friend

June 13, 2020 4:53 am

The right needs to unlearn its affinity for big capitalism

stupid-smart

The modern art of stupid-smart

June 12, 2020 3:10 pm

We’ve always had bogus public intellectuals, but never before have they been quite so bogus

incel goethe

The art of the incel

June 11, 2020 5:25 pm

The roots of incel subculture — and its magnificent memes — stretch back to Goethe’s Werther and beyond

jeffrey epstein

Jeffrey Epstein really was a streak of slime

June 11, 2020 5:03 pm

Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich reviewed

da 5 bloods

Messy but absolutely necessary

June 11, 2020 4:43 pm

Da 5 Bloods reviewed

paw patrol

Don’t defund PAW Patrol

June 11, 2020 12:38 pm

Three-year-olds will not be happy when Chase the police dog is forcibly removed from their lives

count basie

Count my blessings

June 10, 2020 9:49 pm

Meeting the inimitable Basie

We need black conservatism

June 10, 2020 5:51 am

We are living through an update of radical chic. Elite white liberals are apologizing for and even applauding the worst…

christo

Christo’s art of self-promotion

June 7, 2020 5:40 pm

The late artist and his wife spent years assiduously burnishing his image

shape-note singing

The shape of things

June 1, 2020 10:16 pm

On shape-note singing and my friend Stephen

dion

Meet Dion, one of the last living links to the earliest days of rock ’n’ roll

May 28, 2020 2:13 pm

Doo-wop’s elder statesman on Buddy Holly, Dylan and King David