Arts

Rosamund Pike as Marie Colvin in A Private War

The Marie Colvin biopic is a study in compulsion

November 11, 2018 3:40 pm

A Private War reviewed

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Hitler, a hundred years ago

November 11, 2018 3:19 pm

As World War One ended, a slender 29-year-old German dispatch runner named Adolf Hitler lay in a military hospital in Pomerania

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All hail Dan Crenshaw on SNL: sharing jokes beats confected outrage!

November 11, 2018 7:55 am

Credit to SNL for inviting the veteran on. Well done also to that troll-doll-with-a-tape-worm, Pete Davidson, who ain't so bad

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They say it’s your birthday? It’s my birthday too, yeah!

November 9, 2018 12:13 pm

The White Album is reissued at 50

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The ignorant hounding of Roger Scruton

November 8, 2018 3:48 pm

A very stupid outrage campaign is underway to stop the philosopher from taking an unpaid British government post

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Thanks to Making a Murderer, Wisconsin’s bovine incompetence has been exposed

November 8, 2018 3:11 pm

How long do the state authorities think they can get away with it?

Life & Arts Podcast: Heather Mac Donald on pandering to race and gender, and how it corrupts the university

November 6, 2018 5:24 am

This week on the Spectator USA Life & Arts podcast, I’m casting the pod with Heather Mac Donald. A scholar…

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Axios on HBO: dumb TV for people who think they’re smart

November 4, 2018 10:09 pm

It feels like a media Democrat’s idea of a shot for the sweet spot and the middle ground

orson welles

A bitter kind of greatness

November 4, 2018 4:53 pm

The Other Side of the Wind reviewed

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The woke go broke

November 2, 2018 8:16 am

What’s the connection between shrinking profits and being vocally progressive?

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Bring back Kevin Spacey

November 1, 2018 5:44 pm

If Spacey is not tried, and therefore not convicted, he should return to acting

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Georgia and the nationalization of state elections

November 1, 2018 1:49 pm

Brian Kemp would have to win by several percentage points to quash claims his margin of victory was exceeded by the number of allegedly suppressed Abrams voters

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Kanye West is the gift that keeps giving

October 31, 2018 9:58 am

Every time you think you understand him, he does something incomprehensible

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Death in Venice, alive in New York

October 30, 2018 11:55 am

Tintoretto looked not up to heaven, but down to the fallen angels of our modern age

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In a tech-obsessed world, Generation X stands a fighting chance

October 29, 2018 10:28 am

This week’s guest: Matthew Hennessey, author of Zero Hour for Gen X: How the Last Adult Generation Can Save America from the Millennials

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Another Robert Redford obituary for the heroic white misfit

October 29, 2018 10:24 am

The Old Man and the Gun reviewed

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To Kill a Mockingbird would probably not find a publisher in the age of #MeToo

October 28, 2018 1:10 pm

The kind of old-fashioned humanism espoused by Harper Lee is being left behind and replaced with radical, uncompromising demands

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

A succession of predigested clichés

October 25, 2018 11:21 am

Bohemian Rhapsody reviewed

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‘Darmstadt taught me how to compose’: Ennio Morricone interviewed

October 25, 2018 11:09 am

The 91-year-old pop-cultural phenomenon is actually a major modernist composer hiding in plain sight

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Getting Wilde in America

October 23, 2018 11:50 am

Oscar Wilde’s search for fame and himself

Jon Hamm, Jeff Bridges and Cynthia Erivo in Bad Times at the El Royale

The origin story of the American moral vacuum

October 22, 2018 9:46 am

Bad Times at the El Royale reviewed

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Life ’n’ Arts Podcast: History and ‘isms’ with David Pryce-Jones

October 22, 2018 6:00 am

‘I think the common theme in everything that I’ve done, really, is: what makes people believe the extraordinary things they do believe?’

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The Kinks’s meditation upon nostalgia, class and loss of Empire sounds like a prophecy of Brexit Britain

October 18, 2018 6:10 pm

There is only one thing wrong with the 50th Anniversary edition of this wonderful album, and that is that it is all too prescient

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‘I should just shut up’: Dominic West on #MeToo and the perils of talking politics

October 18, 2018 10:54 am

Melissa Kite wishes the actor didn’t voice his Remainer views all the time – but he is fabulous opposite Keira Knightley in new film Colette