Articles tagged donald trump

Question Everything, Especially If You Believe in It: An Interview With Stuart Jeffries

It’s difficult to imagine today’s neoliberal universities producing anything remotely like critical theory, or even a school of thought that substantively challenges prevailing intellectual paradigms.

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How Does the Mind of the Political Reactionary Work?

Mark Lilla notes in The Shipwrecked Mind, “Apocalyptic historiography never goes out of style.”

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Garry Trudeau Knows Words—He Has the Best Words

Television merely gives us “Trump l'oeil”: Doonsbury's 30-year coverage of Trump gives us (gasp!) the "real deal".

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Can Satire Bring Down Donald Trump?

Michael Moore calls for humorists everywhere to satirize Donald Trump, but what if our best satire simply cannot (yes, we'll say it) "trump" reality?

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Privilege Corrupts: Donald Trump and “The Devil in His Youth”

How a song by Protomartyr keeps taking on new meaning in the age of Donald Trump.

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Fantastic Negrito’s “Working Poor” Is the Soundtrack to the Summer of ‘16

America's working poor exist in a shadow cast by the harsh light of prosperity. "Working Poor" speaks from those shadows, creates light within that space, and insists on being heard.

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Stewart/Colbert Effect: Colbert Trumps Fallon in Trump Interview

In the school of late night, Stephen Colbert's the class clown and Jimmy Fallon's the student body president.

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17 Mar 2016 // 2:00 AM

‘The Walking Dead’ and the Rise of Donald Trump

The Walking Dead offers an excellent frame with which to view Trump’s candidacy and shifts in American society.

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Tomorrow Belongs to Me: “Freedom’s Call”, Donald Trump and Propaganda

When you see and hear a group of children in star-spangled cheerleader outfits lip-syncing the words “Cowardice! Are you serious?” to an EDM reworking of the 1917 patriotic song “Over There”, that is the moment you should wake up.

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The Republican Hajj: On ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ - 18 September 2015

Perhaps we are reaching a crisis point, a moment in which we suddenly tire of comedy and politics in the same sighing breath.

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The Modern Gorgias: On ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’, 2015-09-11

At this moment, I am watching MSNBC, and across the screen flashes a banner: “Breaking News: Donald Trump Refuses to Correct Questioner Who Believes Obama

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31 Aug 2015 // 12:40 PM

Is Donald Trump Charles Foster Kane in Disguise?

Years ago in an interview with filmmaker Errol Morris, for a documentary project that never reached completion, Trump spoke of his love for the film “Citizen Kane,” the story of a famous and influential man who liked, as Kane himself put it, “to buy things".

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To Embody a Darker Ideal in ‘Justice League Gods and Monsters - Superman #1’

Taking a different path to become an icon with Hernan Guerra and not Clark Kent.

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29 Apr 2011 // 8:30 AM

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell hits NBC over Trump

LOS ANGELES — MSNBC commentator Lawrence O’Donnell escalated attacks on NBC executives this week. On his MSNBC show “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell”

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19 Apr 2011 // 12:30 PM

Donald Trump plays a Hollywood card

From the days of Sam Arkoff and Joseph E. Levine to the modern-day media gamesmanship of Harvey Weinstein and Michael Moore, the movie business has

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When Did Quitting Become the New “Staying the Course”?

Simon Cowell, like Sarah Palin, did the honorable thing and quit for the sake of the people. Really?!

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16 Jan 2008 // 9:59 PM

The Celebrity Apprentice

So far, no celebrity under Trump's caustic scrutiny has managed to remind the über-businessman that he or she has done just fine so far without his input.

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17 Jan 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Apprentice: Los Angeles

This season, Trump has is no longer merely loitering around the line that divides irony from delusion; he's jumped headlong into some totally scary, reality-free netherworld.

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13 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Apprentice

The show delivers emotional carnage, and as voyeuristic fare goes, that's the top.

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22 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Apprentice

More than any other episode, The Apprentice premiere is so consumed with scene setting and its money-shot boardroom footage that there is precious little focus on the challenge itself.

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Unexpected Deaths and Hideous Trousers in 'Kamikaze 89'

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"Rainer Werner Fassbinder is the whole show.

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