December 11, 2017, 21:32

Culture
  • An Interview With James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler, a novelist and journalist active since the early 1980s, burst onto the scene in 19 ...

    James Howard Kunstler, a novelist and journalist active since the early 1980s, burst onto the scene in 1993 with The Geography of Nowhere, perhaps the most famous post-war denunciation of suburbia. Wr ...

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  • France’s Harvey Weinsteins

    The Harvey Weinstein scandal has laid bare the extent of off-screen sexual coercion in the film industry— ...

    The Harvey Weinstein scandal has laid bare the extent of off-screen sexual coercion in the film industry—but what about on-screen? While the first conflates sex and power, the other typically conflate ...

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  • Out of the Shire: Life Beyond Tolkien

    If you look at what’s playing on your television, at what’s showing at the local cinema, at what video ga ...

    If you look at what’s playing on your television, at what’s showing at the local cinema, at what video games your children are playing, or at what is selling in the young adult section of your neighbo ...

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  • Orient Express doesn’t feel like Agatha Christie

    Agatha Christie’s novels have become classics in the mystery canon—perhaps not for perfect literary prose ...

    Agatha Christie’s novels have become classics in the mystery canon—perhaps not for perfect literary prose, but most likely for the eccentricity and endearing manner of her detective protagonists, espe ...

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  • Blight & Flight: The Wisdom of Abandoned Buildings

    I have mixed feelings about the removal of unsavory aspects of our history for the same reason that I am ...

    I have mixed feelings about the removal of unsavory aspects of our history for the same reason that I am ambivalent about tearing down old motels and strip malls; because our built landscape, complete ...

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  • Thor: Superhero, Überman

    On January 27, 1979, Saturday Night Live aired a segment from its popular TV show, “What If?” The host as ...

    On January 27, 1979, Saturday Night Live aired a segment from its popular TV show, “What If?” The host asks the simple question (from “Kevin O’Donnell, 10, a paperboy from Houghton Illinois”): “What i ...

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