Life

No-one comes off well in the Allen-Farrow family drama

September 20, 2018 1:25 pm

We could believe either Allen’s version or Farrow’s, but that would get us no closer to the truth, because neither is trustworthy and both are proven fantasists

Ian Buruma and the age of sexual McCarthyism

September 20, 2018 10:46 am

The New York Review of Books editor is the latest casualty of the identitarian mob

When did advertising become so banal?

September 20, 2018 7:35 am

The more starry-eyed the corporate motto, the bleaker the reality it conceals

Tech gurus don’t let their kids have smartphones. Here’s why

September 20, 2018 6:28 am

As suspicions about technology’s dark side increase, the ‘digital detox’ has grown in social status

The trouble with American universities: I talk to Jamie Kirchick

September 19, 2018 12:53 pm

Life’n’Arts podcast with the Brookings Institute fellow running for a seat on Yale’s board

A changing climate on the Texas Gulf Coast

September 19, 2018 9:37 am

Contrary to the rhetoric, the immigrants here are decent, frugal, God-fearing, entrepreneurial family people

Status Cuomo in New York

September 18, 2018 9:44 am

...in the land the Democrats forgot

Arena talks in Dublin and London with Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris and Douglas Murray

September 16, 2018 8:14 am

It was humbling to see two vast arenas more commonly used for rock concerts packed with thousands of people participating in some deeply demanding discussions

The rule of Caesar Mark Zuckerberg

September 15, 2018 10:59 am

The Facebook CEO is enthralled by the power ancient tyrants wielded

It’s not transphobic to question transgenderism

September 13, 2018 8:06 am

Why has any expression of measured concern about the trans phenomenon become so impossible?

Andrew Cuomo’s last chance saloon in Buffalo

September 12, 2018 1:16 pm

The New York governor makes a trip out west and tries to talk tough to Trump

Elon Musk and the dwindling appeal of public eccentricity

September 11, 2018 1:23 pm

The entrepreneur only seems like an oddball because culture is so homogenised

Is San Francisco’s homeless problem really getting worse?

September 11, 2018 8:01 am

From dead Beats to deadbeats on the streets of San Francisco

Serena Williams is a sore loser, not a victim

September 10, 2018 9:23 am

She can lose without behaving like a diva brat, but sometimes she can’t, and when she loses her temper she is a fairly awful human being

Nasty, brutish and hot

September 10, 2018 8:09 am

Getting a red neck in the Arizona Desert

Julia Salazar’s identity politics

September 10, 2018 7:37 am

There aren’t many situations in which identifying as a Jewish Latina immigrant socialist would give you a competitive advantage

Whining Serena Williams is tennis’s Hillary Clinton

September 9, 2018 11:12 am

Things didn’t turn out how she wanted — so she had a tantrum at the umpire. How classy!

Who will take the noise out of sport?

September 7, 2018 7:56 am

I can’t hear myself watch

The neo-Marxist takeover of our universities

September 6, 2018 9:35 am

We owe the fact we haven’t been bamboozled by socialist snake-oil salesmen to the innate good sense of the ordinary working man

How Nike turned a protest about racial injustice into advertising

September 6, 2018 8:24 am

Is the Colin Kaepernick advert nothing more than a cynical marketing move?

In praise of Midwestern manners

September 4, 2018 8:44 am

Demonising won’t help the Dems in South Dakota

The Massachusetts primaries will tell a tale of two Democratic parties

September 3, 2018 1:04 pm

The difference, as is invariably the case in American politics, is a matter of tone — not just skin colour, but also sex and generation, and generally in that order

John McCain: the man from nowhere who unleashed a deathstorm

September 1, 2018 1:37 pm

The rooted ask the great unasked question in American foreign policy: What does this war mean for my block, my neighbourhood, my town?

In Georgia, state politics are becoming national politics

August 29, 2018 5:49 am

Will Trump’s support damage Brian Kemp in the Georgia race?

Westering: Lake Perfidy

August 28, 2018 6:08 am

‘Nobody on this stretch has any brands,’ a woman warned me. ‘Just so you’re not wasting your time’