Culture

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.

The Fashion Week Bill of Rights

Two veteran runway models work to bring safe labor practices to the glamour industry.

Charles Portis's Guide to the GOP

An obscure book that just might explain the GOP race better than any pundit could

Is Aspirin a Contraceptive?

Nope. He was saying: Ladies, keep your legs shut. 

Comedian In Chief

Roseanne Barr would get 6 percent of the vote if she runs for president, according to a new poll.

Caliente Comedy

Network television is ramping up diversity this season by headlining comedies with Latinos. 

Three Big Tax Lies

And two must-read new books that finally debunk them.

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