Monday, November 23 2015
For many netizens, a free Internet would be the apogee of its early techno-utopian vision. Yet the "free internet" rallying cry is one of the latest, greatest manifestations of consumerism.
Friday, November 20 2015
These three 2015 early releases are maligned and misunderstood -- and worthy of reconsideration.
Thursday, November 19 2015
In Theater of Cruelty the politics of love, war, and popular culture define the career of one of today’s foremost public intellectuals.
Wednesday, November 18 2015
If you type the word “doctor” in the Wikipedia search box, “Doctor Who” appears ahead of “doctorate”. Now that’s cultural relevance for you.
Tuesday, November 17 2015
The purpose of this column has been to revisit, reassess and, above all, celebrate classic prog rock, so it’s inevitable we name names and select the best of the best.
Monday, November 16 2015
We may hate that we are vulnerable and dependent upon one another, argues Judith Butler, but it's that very interdependence that allows us to mobilize together as social movements.
Thursday, November 12 2015
Those who refuse service to the LGBT community claim their religious beliefs are being attacked. What they are really doing is showing ignorance of their own religion.
Wednesday, November 11 2015
Often exploring the haunted depths of dissolute sexuality, author and filmmaker Alain Robbe-Grillet reframes the ideas of longing and desire through his usual exercises in repetitious narratives.
Tuesday, November 10 2015
Is it possible that the very idea of the working class doesn't exist in popular music today -- as if it's been erased?
Thursday, November 5 2015
Stanley Kubrick was right. Girlfriends is one of the finest American films of the ‘70s.
Wednesday, November 4 2015
The former public defender notes that All That Followed "...requires people to think about political actors as individuals rather than as ideologues. That's been my experience in real life."
Monday, November 2 2015
Despite what Steven Pinker has claimed in his epic debate with Leon Wieseltier in The New Republic, science is less Theory of Everything and more Harper's "Findings".
Friday, October 30 2015
A mainstream metal band like The Black Dahlia Murder is more explicit than anything the Parents Music Resource Center sought to regulate in 1985.
Wednesday, October 28 2015
The dust has cleared on the fourth attempt to bring The Fantastic Four to the big screen. Why is this team of comic characters so important? What keeps going so horribly wrong?
Thursday, October 22 2015
Indiana Jones was born to be a cult object. What does that mean nearly four decades later, when prestigious institutions have embraced this artifice?
Wednesday, October 21 2015
With his new collaboration with French singer Emilie Lesbros, Darius Jones cements his position as a brilliant, model jazz musician in the new century.
Tuesday, October 20 2015
To offend is inevitable for the socio-political commentator-comedian, and to suffer the slings and arrows of backlash should be equally expected.
Monday, October 19 2015
Comedienne Luenell testifies to the oppression, perseverance, and resilience of black women in comedy.
Friday, October 16 2015
In his full proper debut album, Turkish rapper Kamufle creates brilliant soundscapes that evoke the vibrant and animated colours of graffiti art, where daisy-age hip-hop meets an Eastern sensibility.
Thursday, October 15 2015
A committed feminist, Ferrante writes with often astonishing candor, even "ferocity", about women's lives, their conflicted relationships with their bodies, with each other, and with men.