Culture

Hell's Belles

Tracking the teen heroines of the new dystopian thrillers

A Nightstick Turned into a Song

Two new books and a documentary cue up the soundtrack of the black-power movement.

McCain's Oops Moment

HBO's Game Change depicts a 2008 campaign team desperately trying to cover up the shortcoming of its vice-presidential pick.

The Republican Socialist

A new biography shows that Dwight Eisenhower was a more cunning and active president than he gets credit for. 

The Part of Silence That Can Be Spoken

Jeanette Winterson’s fairy-tale search for a mother

Fumblerooski

Is it too soon to pronounce Obama an economic failure? A different take on The Escape Artists.

This Is Not a Movie Review

Iranian director Jafar Panahi's latest film revels in the irony of making a film about being forbidden to make a film.

A Taste for Mediocrity

Why does Hollywood give us bad movies? Because we love them.

The Prospect Goes to the Oscars

Here are our reviews of some of this year's big hits so you can catch up before Sunday's show. 

Obama's Squandered Recovery

In The Escape Artists, Noam Scheiber depicts a White House out of its depth on the financial crisis.

The Lorax, Soon to Infect Theaters With Insidious Propaganda

Yeah, it has an agenda. But so what?

Burying Camelot

Mimi Alford's memoir marks the end of America's Kennedy fetish.

A Homeric D'oh

The Simpsons celebrates a television milestone but where has all the edge gone?

Watergate Finally Gets Its Novel

Thomas Mallon's new fiction humanizes the ultimate D.C. scandal.

The Clinton Experience

A new PBS documentary puts Bill Clinton’s flawed presidency into measured perspective.

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