Culture
  • Barry Blitt’s “The Shining”

    The cover for the June 3, 2019, issue, by Barry Blitt, portrays three men who have been enormously helpfu ...

    The cover for the June 3, 2019, issue, by Barry Blitt, portrays three men who have been enormously helpful to President Trump: Lindsey Graham, William Barr, and Mitch McConnell. “Assembling an image w ...

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  • How Hollywood is Ruining Sex

    Even with the specter of Harvey Weinstein crouched like an 800-pound gorilla behind every creative decisi ...

    Even with the specter of Harvey Weinstein crouched like an 800-pound gorilla behind every creative decision made in Hollywood today, how is it that sex on the screen has become more extreme, more grap ...

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  • God and Man Everywhere

    In 1951, William F. Buckley, Jr.—then a newly minted 25-year-old Yale University graduate—published his h ...

    In 1951, William F. Buckley, Jr.—then a newly minted 25-year-old Yale University graduate—published his historic God and Man at Yale, an indispensable founding document of modern American conservatism ...

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  • “The Society,” Reviewed: A Teen Dystopia, but with, Like, Socialism

    “The Society” is thoughtfully trashy, a “Lord of the Flies” made more in the image of “Riverdale,” with a ...

    “The Society” is thoughtfully trashy, a “Lord of the Flies” made more in the image of “Riverdale,” with an unabashed horniness for sex, murder, and supernatural occurrences.To borrow a popular meme co ...

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  • The Unexpected Power of Your Old Neighborhood

    Neighborhoods are how we experience both order and flux, persistence and succession, the intensely famili ...

    Neighborhoods are how we experience both order and flux, persistence and succession, the intensely familiar and the disorientingly unfamiliar, the daily round and the big picture at the same time.Whil ...

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  • How Jeff Koons’s “Rabbit” Became Big Game

    Being expensive is not the same as being great. Jeff Koons’s “Rabbit” is both.Last week, Jeff Koons set t ...

    Being expensive is not the same as being great. Jeff Koons’s “Rabbit” is both.Last week, Jeff Koons set the record for the world’s most expensive art work by a living artist—again—when his three-and-a ...

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