Internet

jussie smollett

Could Tom Wolfe have invented the Jussie Smollett story?

April 1, 2019 10:06 am

The Smollett story is so perfectly Wolfeian I wouldn’t be all that surprised if somebody told me it was his last unfinished book

cultural marxism

What’s wrong with ‘cultural Marxism’?

March 28, 2019 12:49 pm

It’s all about the Walter Benjamins, baby...

jussie smollett

The whitewashing of Jussie Smollett

March 27, 2019 5:01 am

Was he guilty? Or just a jackass? 

jussie smollett

The privilege of Jussie Smollett

March 26, 2019 2:31 pm

If the actor inspires others to create their own hate crime hoaxes, he is a threat to public safety

barbra streisand
caroline farrow misgendering

Can you go to jail for ‘misgendering’? One British journalist is about to find out

March 19, 2019 5:23 pm

Caroline Farrow is being investigated by a British police force for sending some tweets

andrew yang

Andrew Yang is the Democrat Ron Paul…except he might actually win

March 19, 2019 2:44 pm

Don’t underestimate the digital power of the #YangGang

extremely online

The dark extremism of the ‘extremely online’

March 15, 2019 5:01 pm

The New Zealand killer is a creature poisoned by the irony vortex of the internet

tucker carlson media matters

Tucker Carlson’s show hits #1 spot

March 15, 2019 4:18 pm

Advertisers may be nervous over the Media Matters fight. Viewers are loving it

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

johnny depp amber heard

What happened to Gilbert Grape?

March 13, 2019 9:48 am

How Johnny Depp became a pirate parody

tucker carlson

The miserable, squalid campaign to stifle Tucker Carlson

March 11, 2019 1:01 pm

The Fox News host’s only real crime is daring to be provocative in a dull media world

free.palestine.1948 rashida tlaib

Why was Rashida Tlaib following an anti-Semitic Instagram account?

March 10, 2019 1:19 pm

‘Free.Palestine.1948’ posts 9/11 conspiracy theories and memes comparing Netanyahu to Hitler

krassenstein twins

Who are the Krassenstein twins, and why are they here?

March 9, 2019 11:25 am

It gives me no pleasure whatsoever to introduce...

woke corporation

The woke corporation: how campus madness entered the workplace

March 7, 2019 12:36 am

Governments have always been vulnerable to forms of political craziness. What’s new is the behavior of big business

titania mcgrath godfrey elfwick

LEAVE TITANIA MCGRATH ALONE

March 5, 2019 11:10 am

Godfrey tackles the plot against xir’s dear friend and ally

vice media

VICE Media is the mausoleum that cool built

March 4, 2019 4:50 pm

The company is now just another dreary enforcer of online norms

titania mcgrath
free speech

Calm down! Your freedom of speech is not under threat

February 28, 2019 10:07 am

Anyone who has almost every aspect of their online life taken away from them is not ‘silenced’

tommy robinson raheem kassam banned facebook

Robinson banned, Kassam disabled: Facebook cracks down on the harder right

February 26, 2019 2:04 pm

‘All I will do now is build the equivalent in Europe of what Infowars is in America’

instagram

The quiet sorrow of the Instagram blogger

February 26, 2019 8:12 am

Do the small untruths we tell on social media play a role in disrupting our sense of reality?

Jameela Jamil dead

In praise of speaking ill of the dead

February 25, 2019 11:20 am

Ignore the ‘tearleaders’ and faux grief. Toughen up

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

peta

It’s high time to butcher PETA

February 20, 2019 5:13 am

After its tasteless attack on Karl Lagerfeld yesterday, we’ve all had enough of the charity’s cheap shock tactics

godfrey elfwick empire jussie smollett attackers

I am holding an open audition for my attackers

February 20, 2019 4:07 am

Jussie Smollett is leading the charge in more ways than one