Arts

buzzcocks

Buzzcocks: the power-pop and the glory

November 27, 2018 10:07 pm

Another Music In A Different Kitchen and Love Bites Deluxe LPs by Buzzcocks reviewed

The Green Room: What do we get? Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks

November 27, 2018 12:14 pm

Buzzcocks were ‘the fastest thing on two reels’

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Bernardo Bertolucci was more pervert than genius

November 26, 2018 2:30 pm

His films were boring, too

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narcos

No, Narcos, those who’ve had the odd puff and cheeky line aren’t to blame for the drug wars

November 22, 2018 1:30 pm

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from four seasons of the drug cartel drama, it’s that prohibition just makes things worse

The Green Room podcast: Nicolas Roeg and Performance

November 22, 2018 11:32 am

The director Nicolas Roeg, who died on Friday aged 90, was a master of daring, dreamlike cinema — so daring…

jazz

Jazz is dominated by men. So what?

November 22, 2018 8:29 am

The Europe Jazz Network conference is trying to impose gender-balance and reduce the dominance of male instrumentalists. What a waste of time.

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My secret love of Electronic Dance Music

November 20, 2018 7:53 pm

The politics of dancing

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The Green Room Podcast: the virtue of nationalism, with philosopher Yoram Hazony

November 16, 2018 6:43 am

‘Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism,’ French president Emmanuel Macron said at last weekend’s Armistice Day ceremonies. ‘Nationalism is…

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Fantastic Beasts 2 is visually delicious, but where’s its sense of humor?

November 15, 2018 12:58 pm

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald reviewed

red dead redemption

What does the commonplace cruelty of Red Dead Redemption say about our times?

November 15, 2018 12:45 pm

Every era has its western. Ours happens to be a game of such attritional violence that it will stop those not totally inured in their tracks

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Was Gary Hart the best president we never had?

November 15, 2018 12:21 pm

The Front Runner reviewed

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Stan Lee made comic books great again

November 13, 2018 5:42 am

The Marvel editor-in-chief turned the superhero world upside down by introducing ironic detachment and human foibles

Rosamund Pike as Marie Colvin in A Private War

The Marie Colvin biopic is a study in compulsion

November 11, 2018 3:40 pm

A Private War reviewed

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Hitler, a hundred years ago

November 11, 2018 3:19 pm

As World War One ended, a slender 29-year-old German dispatch runner named Adolf Hitler lay in a military hospital in Pomerania

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All hail Dan Crenshaw on SNL: sharing jokes beats confected outrage!

November 11, 2018 7:55 am

Credit to SNL for inviting the veteran on. Well done also to that troll-doll-with-a-tape-worm, Pete Davidson, who ain't so bad

white album

They say it’s your birthday? It’s my birthday too, yeah!

November 9, 2018 12:13 pm

The White Album is reissued at 50

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The ignorant hounding of Roger Scruton

November 8, 2018 3:48 pm

A very stupid outrage campaign is underway to stop the philosopher from taking an unpaid British government post

making a murderer

Thanks to Making a Murderer, Wisconsin’s bovine incompetence has been exposed

November 8, 2018 3:11 pm

How long do the state authorities think they can get away with it?

Life & Arts Podcast: Heather Mac Donald on pandering to race and gender, and how it corrupts the university

November 6, 2018 5:24 am

This week on the Spectator USA Life & Arts podcast, I’m casting the pod with Heather Mac Donald. A scholar…

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Axios on HBO: dumb TV for people who think they’re smart

November 4, 2018 10:09 pm

It feels like a media Democrat’s idea of a shot for the sweet spot and the middle ground

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A bitter kind of greatness

November 4, 2018 4:53 pm

The Other Side of the Wind reviewed

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The woke go broke

November 2, 2018 8:16 am

What’s the connection between shrinking profits and being vocally progressive?