Arts

non-fiction

Publish and be damned

May 19, 2019 11:20 am

Non-Fiction reviewed

generation x

Spare me, Generation X: you’re not that special

May 14, 2019 2:28 pm

Marketers hyped millennials up so that advertisers could sell us products

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Why pro wrestling is great Americana

May 14, 2019 1:54 pm

We are fascinated with the conflict between ‘kayfabe’ and real life

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What I learned from Doris Day

May 14, 2019 9:53 am

We’re all Doris; standing around trying to figure out how relationships work

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Was Shakespeare a woman?

May 13, 2019 1:48 pm

Of course he was

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Spotify and the death of discovery

May 11, 2019 11:45 am

The service’s algorithms have shaped a generation of listeners who are defined by attention deficit disorder and a fear of complexity and difficulty

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Trump is Satan

May 10, 2019 5:24 pm

Paradise Lost in Washington, DC

arabian nights

How film fell for caliphs and slave girls

May 9, 2019 2:57 pm

The Arabian Nights has inspired more than 70 movies, from silent ballet and Scooby Doo to Pasolini’s picaresque eroticism

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fortunate man

Fear and Loathing on Netflix

May 8, 2019 12:56 pm

A Fortunate Man reviewed

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The Bard and Bollywood

May 7, 2019 3:24 pm

Much ado about Shakespeare in Indian cinema

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Has Saturday Night Live finally found its feet in the Trump era?

May 5, 2019 3:34 pm

Skip the political cold-open every week

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Brace yourself Donny, spoilers are coming

May 3, 2019 10:51 am

Ruining Game of Thrones is in the global interest for Godfrey

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game of thrones

What do Game of Thrones critics think they’re watching?

April 29, 2019 3:56 pm

Critics who only write about shallow subjects will only produce shallow writing

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Notre-Dame is an architectural nullity

April 25, 2019 4:16 pm

Let Lord Foster – the man behind the greatest gothic structure of the past century – restore the roof

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Jordan Peele’s political failure

April 25, 2019 1:55 pm

The Get Out director snuffs out the magic of The Twilight Zone

girls of the sun

Kurd is the word

April 22, 2019 5:31 pm

Girls of the Sun reviewed

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Elizabeth Warren, Mother of Dragons

April 22, 2019 12:13 pm

Deconstructing the 2020 candidate’s Game of Thrones review

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I admire the scale and ambition of Game of Thrones – but isn’t it just a little bit corny?

April 18, 2019 12:29 pm

The ability to keep us entirely in the dark as to how it will all end is impressive, but there is a tendency towards tin-eared dialogue

Rambo

The subtle side of Rambo

April 18, 2019 5:31 am

His author wanted something more than an action hero

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The amazing grace of Aretha Franklin

April 17, 2019 1:17 pm

Amazing Grace reviewed

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A bizarre exhibition of Trump family fan art

April 13, 2019 4:05 pm

The strangest Melania and Ivanka Trump illustrations the internet has to offer

our planet

If you liked Triumph of the Will, you’ll love Our Planet

April 11, 2019 11:17 am

Our Planet and Fleabag reviewed

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The Young Pope and the old game

April 9, 2019 10:26 pm

When it comes to sport, soccer is the world’s game, and the US is playing catch-up