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Politicians Awkwardly Dropping Pop Culture References

When Marco Rubio keeps reminding everyone he likes hip-hop, who is he really speaking to?

Schindler's List, 20 Years Later

How does the film, which defies routine criticism in many ways, hold up?

Fear and the New Deal

FDR ascended to the White House 80 years ago. How has his legacy—and the legacy of his landmark legislation—shifted in the years since?

It's All in the Game

House of Cards is irresistible, but by insisting that corruption, not fanaticism, is poisoning Washington, the series feels dated.

Stalked, Virtually

James Lasdun’s memoir on the terrifying frailty of reputation in the Internet era.

Riding Downton's Coattails

HBO's adaptation of Parade's End premieres tonight—too bad the show stole its soapy predecessor's formula but none of the fun.

Social Climate Change

Emily Bazelon's look at how bullying—once known as "kids will be kids"—came to be seen as a crisis.

Gleefully Hate-Watching the Oscars

You can complain all you want about the Academy Awards, but admit it. They're fun, and the griping is nearly the best part. 

Goodbye, Petraeus

The general’s gone, but a new book on his big idea is essential for the coming defense debates.

Why Liberals Make Better Political Pop Culture than Conservatives

Heaven help me, I'm praising Jonah Goldberg.

You Can't Lip-Synch a Hip Shake

Beyoncé's new documentary Life Is But a Dream marks a brief pit stop during her rise to world domination.

A Critical Look at the Art of George W. Bush

The former president bares his soul

An Addictive, Imperfect House of Cards

You might very well think that Netflix's new show is wonderful. We couldn't possibly comment.

Liberal Idealism, With a Healthy Dash of Satire

It may not be getting the same buzz as Girls, but Enlightened is growing nicely into its second season.

Did Jodie Foster Just Come Out?

Who knows? Who cares?

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