Culture

Reality Check

TLC's new show, All-American Muslim, could educate the public about Islam — or not.

Cold Warrior

No single person encapsulates the drama, the deadly confrontations, and the self-destructive follies of the Cold War better than George Kennan.

Who Has the Castle Now?

A new biography gives Kurt Vonnegut his due.

Beautiful Annihilation

Director Lars von Trier's latest film asks: What do you do when the world's coming to an end?

What's in a Name?

Urban Outfitters removes the word "Navajo" from its product line, but the cultural poaching is the same.

Are You Pink- or Blue-Brained?

Despite what popular psychology says, there's little evidence boys and girls learn differently.

The Family Album

A journal of grief and aging, Blue Nights is missing Joan Didion's razor-sharp prose.

FutureSex/Class Warriors

In Time is a movie for the attractive, radical redistributionist in your life.

Batman the Gentrifier

In real-life, the superhero's do-gooding would push all the poor people out of Gotham.

A Jew of No Religion

An Israeli novelist gets a legal writ of divorce between Jewish ethnicity and religion.

Books on Film: Remembering Andrew Sarris

Growing up in Movieland

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