Arts

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’

The truth about Charles, Prince of Wales – and Larry Kudlow

March 28, 2018 11:12 pm

At dinner the other night a friend wondered what came first, social climbing or name-dropping? It’s obviously a very silly…

Trump vs Biden, Peterson vs Mishra — American culture is going the way of WWF

March 26, 2018 8:43 pm

Americans breathed a sigh of disappointment last week when the promised super-heavyweight bout between Joe Biden and Donald Trump stalled…

The vlogging fantasy that bewitches children

March 24, 2018 10:24 pm

My friend’s ten-year-old daughter has a new hobby. Like many of her school pals, she hopes to become a video…

I’d rather be fat-shamed than have cancer

March 24, 2018 8:54 am

Sofie Hagen is a young Danish comic I admire. I didn’t see her most recent show, Dead Baby Frog, but…

Big data wants your vote

March 24, 2018 8:48 am

From the outside it all looked haphazard and frenzied. A campaign that was skidding from scandal to crisis on its…

Seven Days in Entebbe and the nostalgia for 1970s terrorism

March 17, 2018 7:56 am

It was only Seven Days in Entebbe, but it felt like an eternity. The rescue in July 1976 by Israeli…

California is the unexpected antidote to censorious liberalism

March 15, 2018 5:28 pm

If I needed a safe space, I would nominate California. Against most odds this seedbed of censorious liberalism has thrown…

The subtly savage world of filmmaker Ruben Ostlund

March 15, 2018 11:57 am

There is a culty YouTube video shot three years ago on the laptop camera of Ruben Ostlund. It shows the…

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The Stormy Daniels affair is a storm in a DDD cup

March 13, 2018 12:03 am

The story of the president and the porn star has been, in the last week, a fast-moving one

You can’t stop the Zombie baby boomers of Rolling Stone

March 10, 2018 2:00 pm

We were so close to getting rid of Jann Wenner. When his 51 per cent stake in Rolling Stone was…

The course of American empire

March 10, 2018 7:44 am

These days, the political climes of the United States are deeply unhappy. The weather, as if endorsing the pathetic fallacy…

Bring back our bitchy celebs!

March 9, 2018 2:51 pm

You would have to be quite odd not to approve of the sudden surge of solidarity amongst Hollywood stars of…

Hammer horror

March 8, 2018 9:00 am

You Were Never Really Here is a fourth feature from Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar, We Need to Talk About…

How Hollywood lost its shine

March 7, 2018 8:40 pm

Reading the lip-smacking reports of the latest troubled celebrity relationships  (Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux definitely high and dry, Cheryl…

The statue-topplers know not what they do

March 6, 2018 9:20 pm

Ah, this will be about empire. So I thought when I saw that the small city of Arcata, California, has…

Meghan Marxist!

March 5, 2018 2:30 pm

The wedding of Meghan Markle to Prince Harry has no precedent in the history of the Royal family. How will…

The 2018 Oscars were indulgent, overlong, and weirdly amateurish — again

March 5, 2018 7:42 am

It was always going to be difficult for this year’s Oscars to balance politics and entertainment, the sweeping declaration with…

Oscars 2018: and the winners are…

March 3, 2018 12:00 pm

Tomorrow night, TV viewers will take to their couches for a night of Hollywood glamour, razzmatazz and gross hypocrisy. A…