Arts

maroon 5

Maroon 5, America 0

February 3, 2019 10:11 pm

Sport is supposed to be an escape from everyday life, but the Kaepernick-Trump stand-off has ruined all that

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We need to talk about problematic Hollywood

February 1, 2019 11:24 am

It’s not just Mary Poppins that needs to be brought into the 21st century, argues Godfrey Elfwick

tolkien

A Hobbit-sized exhibition about Tolkien as pipe-smoker and parent

February 1, 2019 10:40 am

A new showcase gives us the real Tolkien – not his awful legacy

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resident evil 2

Not quite scary or clever enough for legendary status

January 31, 2019 10:12 am

Resident Evil 2 reviewed

No, Mary Poppins Returns isn’t racist

January 30, 2019 12:25 pm

Another piece of elite idiocy in The New York Times

lavell crawford

Why don’t you know about Lavell Crawford?

January 30, 2019 9:54 am

Is it because he is black?

cold war

Cold War is a true work of art

January 27, 2019 2:35 pm

Cold War reviewed

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Why SNL’s Tucker Carlson skit was a misfire

January 27, 2019 10:46 am

SNL writers presumably believe that all Fox News shows operate on the same level of idiocy — and that isn’t right

all about eve

All About Eve was all about bitching – off-screen as well as on

January 24, 2019 12:50 pm

Robert Gore-Langton goes behind the scenes of Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s 1950 masterpiece

bryan singer

The dark passion of Bryan Singer

January 24, 2019 10:40 am

Does a 22-year-old film point to the director’s alleged perversions?

federer

Roger Federer, my hero

January 24, 2019 8:21 am

His elegance, manners, and sportsmanship will never be topped

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Russell Baker and Masterpiece Journalism

January 23, 2019 11:04 am

The absence of directness in modern American journalism reflects the cowardice and complicity of the journalists

fyre festival documentary

Which Fyre Festival documentary is most worth watching?

January 22, 2019 11:44 am

Fyre Fraud and Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened reviewed

lego ruth bader ginsburg

The Lego-cy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

January 22, 2019 11:06 am

The politicization of the Supreme Court cuts both ways

fyre

FYRE reveals disturbing truths about millennial culture

January 19, 2019 10:58 am

What possible contribution could this generation make to film or literature?

black mirror bandersnatch

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch exposes the dullness of Choose Your Own Adventure books

January 18, 2019 9:42 am

How else could a drama as knowing and meta and arch do anything other than disappear up its own bottom?

Roma

Slavoj Žižek: Roma is being celebrated for all the wrong reasons

January 15, 2019 8:02 pm

It may be an instant classic, but it’s being widely misread

alec baldwin donald trump comedy

Why has comedy got so much worse in the Trump era?

January 15, 2019 9:05 am

Comics should stop trying to be activists, and commentators, and philosophers

nicole kidman destroyer

A tale of a dead woman walking

January 13, 2019 4:23 pm

Destroyer reviewed

fox news fan art

Inside the strange world of Fox News fan art

January 11, 2019 8:34 pm

May God have mercy on our souls

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Twenty years on from The Sopranos

January 11, 2019 2:19 pm

‘People have been calling me Big Pussy for 20 years!’

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It’s a lifetime of hard work being an artist

January 10, 2019 1:15 pm

Studio Voices: Art and Life in 20th-Century Britain by Michael Bird reviewed

sumo

The balletic, bum-baring rituals of sumo

January 10, 2019 11:59 am

A close-up view of the plump, kissable wrestlers at one of Japan’s six annual sumo tournaments

marie kondo

I could watch Marie Kondo forever

January 7, 2019 10:15 am

The way Kondo does it is really quite inspirational. And relatively painless