How I became Peter Fallow

May 28, 2018 4:20 pm

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

First Reformed is Taxi Driver for the age of Trump

May 26, 2018 2:00 pm

‘That was some weird shit,’ George W. Bush is said to have muttered after Donald Trump’s desolate inauguration speech of…

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What does Ronan Farrow want next?

May 25, 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

May 24, 2018 6:19 pm

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

Review: Let the Sunshine In

May 20, 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?

May 18, 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’

May 17, 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

May 15, 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

May 12, 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

May 10, 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?

May 9, 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

May 7, 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

May 5, 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

April 29, 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

April 24, 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…

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

April 21, 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?

April 19, 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…

Review: Chappaquiddick – Ted Kennedy and the Fall of Dickarus

April 15, 2018 12:19 pm

They called Ted Kennedy the Lion of the Senate. He spent most of his time stuffed, satiated and asleep, and…

The Spice Girls sang about empowerment – better than the #MeToo whinging

April 13, 2018 11:56 am

The recent news of a Spice Girls reunion will, I suspect, be greeted by some former fans with nostalgic longing…

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

April 12, 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

April 7, 2018 4:40 pm

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

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The fall of Milo Yiannopoulos

April 6, 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

April 5, 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!

April 5, 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?

April 1, 2018 6:11 pm

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