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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

Big Jay McNeely brought joy to millions with his music

September 19, 2018 5:32 am

The legendary tenor saxophonist died last weekend aged 91

Status Cuomo in New York

September 18, 2018 9:44 am

...in the land the Democrats forgot

It’s the blood that gets you

September 18, 2018 8:55 am

Delacroix in the flesh, at the Met

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

‘If you don’t want to taste the goat’s milk, at least watch the farmer in action’

September 16, 2018 7:45 am

The Angel reviewed

The rule of Caesar Mark Zuckerberg

September 15, 2018 10:59 am

The Facebook CEO is enthralled by the power ancient tyrants wielded

Gloriously macho: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan reviewed

September 13, 2018 8:49 am

For too long the leftie-dominated entertainment industry has been ignoring the truth about our world

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?

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

Adolf Eichmann, the model of a modern mass murderer

September 9, 2018 1:21 pm

Operation Finale reviewed

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

2001: A Space Odyssey still gets better as it goes along, 50 years on

September 7, 2018 7:39 am

The critics who disliked 2001 on its initial release found the characters empty and the plot thin — but it’s their criticism that has dated badly

Sensation seeking

September 6, 2018 9:57 am

The Seagull reviewed

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

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