Arts

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

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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

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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

jussie smollett dehab

Jussie Smollett’s journey from dehab to rehab

February 23, 2019 9:12 am

Being a gay black man could be a career-saving move if Smollett plays the part for liberal white media

jussie smollett

Jussie Smollett, and the strange alchemy of egalitarian despotism

February 22, 2019 10:19 am

The less hate there is in the United States, the more hate crimes must be manufactured in order to keep the Fraternal Order of Victims afloat

roger scruton modern architecture

What I want from modern architecture

February 21, 2019 1:02 pm

Architects need to stop aiming for the ‘iconic’ and focus on everyday beauty

hockney

‘Lock him in a motel and he’d do something astonishing’: Hockney on the genius of Van Gogh

February 21, 2019 12:44 pm

David Hockney explains what makes the Dutch artist’s drawings such a joy

russian doll

A reincarnation drama worth reliving

February 18, 2019 2:09 pm

Russian Doll reviewed

history

Will history survive?

February 18, 2019 6:23 am

The ongoing monument controversy shows the susceptibility of ‘liberating tolerance’ to fanaticism

vagina

Let’s not demystify the vagina, please

February 15, 2019 10:28 am

In eroticism, there is only a small step from the sublime to the ridiculous