Frank Bill and the new violent Midwestern fiction
How the white-supremacist South made possible the New Deal—and drastically curtailed it.
Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color shows why we still need the movies.
What the resemblence between the president and the History Channel's Prince of Darkness says about today's GOP.
The second entry in the J.J. Abrams' reboot doesn't have the fun of the first outing, and all that's left is one more humongazoid, cluttered summer blockbuster whose gobbledygook plot just spackles over the interludes between kaboom-happy CGI set pieces.
Resistance fighter. Development economist. Philosopher. A new biography of the thinker who redeemed political economy for liberals.
Nobody's going to mistake Baz Luhrman's adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic for a great movie. But, there's no doubt it's a fun ride.
Who has two thumbs and won't be attending a Rolling Stones concert this year? This moi.
The real meaning of Niall Ferguson’s John Maynard Keynes-was-gay jibe—and why Keynes is so threatening to conservative economists and moralists alike.
A new book charts the intellectual history of the Village Voice's towering rock critics, as well as the community that sprung up around them.
Vice's foray into doumentary film may make you shake your head, but you can't deny it's good television.
A sociologist runs the numbers on charges of liberal campus bias.
Game of Thrones, otherwise known as every origins story trash-compacted into the "ultimate extrapolation of Dallas," returns for its third season this Sunday.
Al Pacino's endless arias are the only thing that save David Mamet's Phil Spector from being mere propaganda.
A look at a hopeful documentary on gay seniors premiering at SXSW.