Spectator USA

Skip to Content

Life & Arts

Life & Arts coverage from Spectator USA

Why has Nickelodeon outed SpongeBob Squarepants?

June 14, 2020 5:54 pm

The cartoon sponge has been cruelly yanked out of the closet

The rise and fall of Peter Bogdanovich

June 14, 2020 5:23 pm

David Thomson talks to the director about Buster Keaton, Orson Welles and falling out of favor with Hollywood

Professing virtues

June 14, 2020 4:23 pm

Not since the late 19th century in Germany have the Herr Professor Doktors been held in such high esteem

Arise, the cupcake

June 14, 2020 3:39 pm

It’s the Taylor Swift of snacks

Feed it to the Marines

June 13, 2020 2:54 pm

There’s no taste like home

Conservatives — corporations are not your friend

June 13, 2020 4:53 am

The right needs to unlearn its affinity for big capitalism

Slayed queens: the girlboss, dethroned

June 12, 2020 4:37 pm

Intersectionality comes for all

The modern art of stupid-smart

June 12, 2020 3:10 pm

We’ve always had bogus public intellectuals, but never before have they been quite so bogus

Harry Potter and the Trans-inclusive Wizarding School

June 12, 2020 3:06 pm

Allow me to present an extract from my reimagining of Rowling’s now tarnished fantasy series

The art of the incel

June 11, 2020 5:25 pm

The roots of incel subculture — and its magnificent memes — stretch back to Goethe’s Werther and beyond

Jeffrey Epstein really was a streak of slime

June 11, 2020 5:03 pm

Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich reviewed

Messy but absolutely necessary

June 11, 2020 4:43 pm

Da 5 Bloods reviewed

Where did ‘taking a knee’ come from?

June 11, 2020 3:47 pm

The football tactic is also known as the genuflect offense

The festival where Henry VIII and Francis I made their peace

June 11, 2020 3:29 pm

On the 500th anniversary of the Field of the Cloth of Gold

Don’t defund PAW Patrol

June 11, 2020 12:38 pm

Three-year-olds will not be happy when Chase the police dog is forcibly removed from their lives

The dying need real conversation, not false cheeriness

June 11, 2020 11:11 am

People used to open a window when someone died, to let the soul out

Count my blessings

June 10, 2020 9:49 pm

Meeting the inimitable Basie

Horrors of the plantation

June 10, 2020 4:01 pm

Former slaves who worked for wages still had to buy food from the plantation shop: they were trapped

A June election in Genesee County

June 10, 2020 11:07 am

We will learn once more that ’tis better to be a flower-seeker than a power-seeker

#MeToo déjà vu

June 9, 2020 8:05 pm

The hysteria behind the anti-racism protests seems eerily familiar

As old media squabbles, new media thrives

June 9, 2020 6:09 pm

The internet is a wide open sandbox where just about anyone can build and shape an audience

Viral contagion

June 9, 2020 5:14 pm

The uncontainable spread of fake coronavirus news

Last of the playboy adventurers: remembering Peter Beard

June 9, 2020 4:25 pm

Leaving Africa removed the authentic core that justified the hedonism of the rest of his life

Leave Alison Roman alone

June 9, 2020 2:57 pm

Time to be Frank about the much criticized celebrity chef