How much the Beatles helped create the '60s and how much the '60s helped create the Beatles is one of the great chicken-and-egg questions.
Dear Thom Tillis: How Long Does It Take For a Black Person to Become a Traditional North Carolinian?Jun 21, 2014
An open letter to the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, who is currently running for U.S. Senate, is prompted by his comments about the Republican Party's demographics.
By omitting the faces and fears of those opposed to same-sex marriage, The Case Against 8 presents its story as nothing more than a victory lap, assuming every viewer is happy the Supreme Court decision that overturned California's ban.
America's woman space pioneer paid a price back on Earth.
What the limelight-loving legal team did and didn’t win for same-sex couples' right to marry.
Gore Vidal rejoiced in making his readers' lives more complicated by baring the power drives underneath our political pieties. The United States of Amnesia does him, and its audience, no justice.
The author and phenom, with a bajillion Internet viewers, has built an avid Internet following with pep talks on how to be good. What does it mean to live like one of Green's "Nerdfighters"?
Cultural prizes notoriously reward the wrong works for the wrong reasons: On the long list of worthies deprived of the Nobel for literature are Tolstoy, Proust, and Joyce.
Lawsuits are the billionaire brothers’ weapon of choice—against each other—writes Daniel Schulman in his first-rate new bio. But buying our democracy, and maybe killing it, is pure self-interest.
While the latest offering from director Jim Jarmusch may be about blood-sucking bohemians, it's really a lament for the vanishing culture of the Beat Generation and mid-century rock and roll.
One of her work's most salutary effects is its reminder that to cut yourself off from utopian impulses is to die a little.
At the glamorous French film festival, as at the Oscars, women directors are hard to find.
There's a growing backlash against the sci-fi flick, and the critiques aren't necessarily wrong. But you have to understand it in the context of its time.
Why has Fox's pro-torture, 24 TV series not been put out of our misery?
A TV series can only toy with profundity—and not deliver—for so long before the whole thing starts to feel like a shell game.