Monday, May 22 2017
Wherein Hamlet is no longer a neurotic male in princely guise but a woman invested with an identity crisis.
Friday, May 19 2017
Harry Hill pulls funny faces and he does stupid things. But these are things I like in a comedian (as opposed to, say, a US president).
How Norman Mailer, while preparing 1979's The Executioner's Song, collaborated with Jack Henry Abbott and opened doors that should have remained shut.
Monday, May 15 2017
In "First We Take Manhattan", Leonard Cohen recognized the shared appeal of extremism in politics and art as the allure of power.
Tuesday, May 9 2017
Middle of the road Kollywood’s strange obsession with bestiality through the ‘Stockholm syndrome’ demands attention.
In a world stripped of enjoyment -- a fractured existence broken on the wheel of pointless progress, determined domination, and wasteful and wasted work -- pleasure becomes the most determinate form of rebellion and liberation.
Thursday, May 4 2017
Every day elite policymakers throughout America make the same arrogant blunders as the Fyre Festival organizers did, and their mistakes can be seen in a drive through most inner cities.
Wednesday, May 3 2017
Sly Stone was one of the first audacious badasses of modern black pop music, a hero and then an anti-hero to millions.
Wednesday, April 26 2017
From the atomic bombing of Nagasaki to her father's pedophilia, Kogawa embarks on a brutally honest and personal exploration of the nature of guilt and forgiveness.
Thursday, April 20 2017
Christopher Knight disappeared into the woods at the age of 20 and returned at 47 without a masterpiece, without a testimony of life’s greater purpose, without anything profound to convey.
Wednesday, April 19 2017
It was the year of the African American, not the LGBTQ, at the Academy Awards -- we can't have both. Perhaps the new hashtag should be #Oscarsoblackandwhite.
Tuesday, April 18 2017
On the comparative merits of Eleven Madison Park versus Alinea, on the occasion of Eleven Madison Park being named the best restaurant in the world.
Monday, April 17 2017
In light of the decrees and executive orders signed thus far by Donald Trump, we might reasonably ask: is fascism relevant to America's current political state?
This book is about true believers who kept the torch burning for “authenticity” in folk music at any cost; even if it meant cultural appropriation and commercial compromising.
Monday, April 10 2017
The Play That Goes Wrong aims for oversized laughs via an outlandish caricature of a murder-mystery performed within.
The lessons of the Vietnam peace movement are at risk of being distorted and forgotten, argues one of its founding voices.
Friday, April 7 2017
What a Brazilian football player who taught a nation how to fight dictatorship can teach us in the Age of Trump.
Tuesday, April 4 2017
The researchers behind BBC's QI emerge from behind the scenes to inform, entertain and tease via their award-winning podcast, No Such Thing As a Fish.
Wednesday, March 29 2017
Jordan Flaherty's No More Heroes argues that the greatest danger to progressive movements often comes from within.
Thursday, March 23 2017
Jason Reid’s Get Out of My Room! takes us inside the private enclaves of the adolescent being, revealing both individual and collective anxieties and expectations.