Culture

Zero Dark Thirty: Homeland's Prequel?

In both cultural depictions, September 11 is a wound that never heals.

Afghanistan Sketches

Illustrator Victor Juhasz spent three weeks in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Here, a sampling of his work.

The Situation Goes West

No matter where you live, there's probably a reality show that makes the people near you look like a bunch of self-absorbed half-wits.

Zero Dark Thirty's Morality Brigade

Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden movie doesn't endorse torture. 

Dial M for Meh

Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock fails to capture the artistry of the famed director.

Abe, Daniel ... and Henry

Before Daniel Day-Lewis played Lincoln, another actor's portrayal was legendary. On Henry Fonda's forgotten greatness.

The Measure of All Things

How markets beat out citizenship to define our public life

Camelot’s Begetter

Besides being the father of John, Bobby, and Teddy, Joe Kennedy left behind a tattered legacy. 

The Best of David Foster Wallace

When the novelist learned to escape his own mind, he got a little closer to the greatness he sought.

Road Trip! Road Trip!

What will the latest generation of cinephiles make of Jean-Luc Godard's Weekend?

Art for Hire

When will people making a living in the arts fight for their right to be compensated fairly for their contributions to culture?

Want Less Inequality? Tax It

Revive the big idea of British economist Arthur C. Pigou! And apply it to America's most outrageous problem.

Want Less Inequality? Tax It

Revive the big idea of British economist Arthur C. Pigou! And apply it to America's most outrageous problem.

Hell No, Elmo!

Are intergenerational relationships inherently problematic?

My Kingdom for a Fox!

Shakespearean tragedy unfolded in the conservative media nerve center as Obama's victory was announced, while a wealth of exhausted pundits dominated the rest of cable news.

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