Arts

steve bannon raheem kassam the brink

It’ll be alt-right on the night

April 7, 2019 11:13 am

The Brink reviewed

prince harry fortnite

Fortnite should be banned, I agree with Prince Harry

April 5, 2019 1:54 pm

When I was a young boy, I socialized plenty and spent very little time inside the house

steven seagal

The meaning of Steven Seagal

April 5, 2019 12:31 pm

Vladimir Putin understands how most culture is lowbrow and inauthentic

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

Toulouse-Lautrec, poster child of Bohemia

April 2, 2019 11:55 am

Life had cast the half-pint hedonist for the circus, but he had family money as well as talent

jussie smollett

Could Tom Wolfe have invented the Jussie Smollett story?

April 1, 2019 10:06 am

The Smollett story is so perfectly Wolfeian I wouldn’t be all that surprised if somebody told me it was his last unfinished book

beach bum

Horse sense

March 31, 2019 12:15 pm

The Beach Bum and The Mustang reviewed

dumbo

Clumsy, long and lacking circus thrills

March 28, 2019 2:02 pm

Dumbo reviewed

jussie smollett

The whitewashing of Jussie Smollett

March 27, 2019 5:01 am

Was he guilty? Or just a jackass? 

veep

Veep’s jokes are the truth about women in politics

March 26, 2019 11:35 am

When a man throws things at his staff, it’s assault. When a woman does it, it’s a punchline

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barbra streisand
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right-wing performance artist

How to be a right-wing performance artist

March 15, 2019 9:58 am

Jacob Wohl, Laura Loomer and Ali Alexander are the true heirs to Andy Kauffman

godfrey elfwick captain marvel

White men: Captain Marvel is not for you

March 14, 2019 12:36 pm

…although, if you fail to give it positive reviews, you are vile misogynists

michael jackson

It’s shocking how many Michael Jackson fans are still determined to take his side

March 14, 2019 10:12 am

Leaving Neverland and After Life reviewed

johnny depp amber heard

What happened to Gilbert Grape?

March 13, 2019 9:48 am

How Johnny Depp became a pirate parody

wedding guest

The destination is uncertain, but the end is always near

March 11, 2019 6:27 pm

The Wedding Guest reviewed

sxsw

A marketer’s request: Make SXSW exciting again

March 8, 2019 1:21 pm

The festival is attempting to position itself as politically and socially relevant with initiatives like the presidential candidate interviews

nerds captain marvel

How nerds smothered American culture

March 7, 2019 5:09 pm

It is a morbid sign for a democracy when the electorate chooses superheroes to do its bidding, rather than politicians

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michael jackson

Michael Jackson, smooth criminal

March 5, 2019 10:13 am

The accusations of Leaving Neverland are as grotesque as they are plausible

generation x luke perry keith flint

Luke Perry and Keith Flint: Gen X-ers from the Lost Age of the Nineties

March 4, 2019 7:06 pm

Nothing that Flint or Perry could do would ever eclipse their Nineties’ output

everybody knows

Keeping it in the family

March 3, 2019 5:06 pm

Everybody Knows reviewed

green book

Does Green Book deserve to be called ‘lying white guilt trash’?

February 25, 2019 10:42 am

Sure, the film isn’t a masterpiece. But is the dragging it’s receiving this morning wholly warranted?

oscar predictions academy awards

Oscar predictions, Oscar fictions

February 24, 2019 9:46 am

The multiplication of hosts will ensure that we’re sprayed with a greater barrage of politically correct drool than usual. I can’t wait