December 17, 2018, 4:18

Culture
  • How Donald Trump Killed Left-Wing Political Satire

    American political satire died on January 24, 2016. It had sickened a little during the previous decade, ...

    American political satire died on January 24, 2016. It had sickened a little during the previous decade, but still looked as though it might be on the mend. Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” may have gotten ...

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  • Goldman Sachs Lobby Art Explains Everything That’s Wrong With Our Elites

    Critics of Goldman Sachs love to say the investment bank highlights the failures of everything from capit ...

    Critics of Goldman Sachs love to say the investment bank highlights the failures of everything from capitalism and neoliberalism to democracy and socialism. Millions of words have been written depicti ...

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  • No, I Won’t Check My Privilege

    “Check your privilege!” It happened again last week. I was speaking about feminism to a large ...

    “Check your privilege!” It happened again last week. I was speaking about feminism to a large and vocal audience and my views were, rightly, coming under scrutiny. I was accused of critici ...

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  • The Anti-Respectability Politics of Philip Roth

    Philip Roth, perhaps the last of the greats of American postwar literature (or at least, as more than one ...

    Philip Roth, perhaps the last of the greats of American postwar literature (or at least, as more than one obit has noted, the last of the Great White Males), passed away this week, yet his works promi ...

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  • The Rise of Woke Monarchism

    Royal weddings are all about symbolism. They are always caught between two clichéd places: the past, with ...

    Royal weddings are all about symbolism. They are always caught between two clichéd places: the past, with all the old-fashioned pageantry and pomp, and the future, with all the hope and optimism about ...

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  • Radio Free America

    When the mellowly wry Richard Beatty asked me to help him spin platters—well, touch buttons—as a guest-ho ...

    When the mellowly wry Richard Beatty asked me to help him spin platters—well, touch buttons—as a guest-host on his streaming “Geezer Radio” show, I accepted the invitation, after making it clear that ...

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