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3 Awkward Holiday Moments

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What If the Polls Aren’t Wrong?

We’re in the final days of a crazy-making, year-and-a-half-long presidential campaign, so naturally some political writers are questioning our collective sanity. Thursday and Friday saw several national media outlets consider the prospect...Show More Summary

Doctor Strange: Marvel’s Surrealist Movement

Doctor Strange is about as weird as any Marvel movie is going to get these days, which is not particularly weird. Even to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe—and this certainly includes me —the Marvel movies are taking on an undeniable similarity in construction. Show More Summary

The Media Never Raised the Bar for Donald Trump

At the end of most elections, the political press corps tends to focus on what campaigns call their candidates’ “closing arguments.” The use of courtroom jargon is fitting, because the point of the “closing argument” is to offer the people who decide the election a last-best summation of the case. Show More Summary

A Song of Ice and Fame

If you had to picture a single animal as the face of climate change, more likely than not a polar bear would swim through your mind. This isn’t exactly a coincidence: It’s the result of a carefully planned political campaign. In theShow More Summary

The GOP’s Dysfunction Is Our Dysfunction Now

The next president will enter office with a potentially pivotal Supreme Court seat vacant. It’s an issue that may pale next to such world-historically important questions as Hillary Clinton’s email management, but it’s still very important. Show More Summary

Hacksaw Ridge: Mel Gibson Wins the Battle, But Loses the War

Director Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge is not a subtle enterprise. Based on a true story, this war drama starts off as an unabashedly earnest coming-of-age tale before shifting into a harrowing, blood-and-guts battlefield saga. There’sShow More Summary

Cringeworthy Holiday

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The Way Forward for Progressives

As the 2016 election lurches to its conclusion, it is increasingly clear that the tumults of the last year will continue to shape American politics for some time to come, regardless of the final outcome on November 8. Most distressingly,...Show More Summary

Thomas De Quincey and the Making of a Murderer

There’s a moment in Alfred Hitchcock’s penultimate film, Frenzy, when the murderer Robert Rusk, a serial sexual predator, finds himself in a bit of a bind. Having just loaded the corpse of the hero’s girlfriend onto a truck carrying sacks of potatoes, Rusk realizes he’s left some incriminating evidence on the body. Show More Summary

Donald Trump’s Raw Emotion

There isn’t a word in English to describe the special kind of sadness that descends when a visitor leaves. It’s both a sense of relief (you get your space back!) but also an awareness that your guest has left an emptiness behind. In the language of the Baining people, a tribe in Papua New Guinea, the emotion is called awumbuk. Show More Summary

How Low Can Political Journalism Sink?

An eye-opening study of the 2016 election by Tyndall Report, which tracks the content of the three nightly news programs on the broadcast networks, finds that since the beginning of the year, they have devoted a grand total of 32 minutes to comparing the major-party candidates for president on policy grounds. Show More Summary

The Triumph of The Fall

A couple of years ago, as the second season of the popular Netflix/BBC series The Fall was airing in the UK, a criminologist named David Wilson attacked the show in the Daily Mail. His complaint was predictable. “It is brutal misogyny turned into entertainment, murderous cruelty elevated into pleasurable viewing,” Wilson wrote. Show More Summary

The Escape Artist

If you measured a writer’s ambition by the scale of her self-deprecation, few would rank as high as Zadie Smith. Ever since White Teeth (2000), the debut that made her one of the most acclaimed novelists of her generation at age 24,Show More Summary

Phil Collins and the Pop Man’s Burden

The precarious state of Phil Collins’s heart was one of the great pop concerns of the late twentieth century. Is it broken? (“How many heartaches must I stand / Before I find the love to let me live again”) Is it better now? (“Two hearts,...Show More Summary

Apocalypse Now and Then

Nobody was as important to the definition of modern American conservatism as James Burnham, a quiet, urbane man of encyclopedic powers who died in Kent, Connecticut, a few weeks ago at the age of 82. In a series of books published from 1947 to 1964, Burnham laid the foundations of conservative foreign policy. Show More Summary

Nostalgia for Flawed Thinkers Won’t Solve the Crisis of the Conservative Intellectual

When James Burnham, a founding editor of National Review, died of cancer in 1987, he seemed destined to be utterly forgotten. Samuel Francis, the paleoconservative who had written a monograph on the Marxist-turned-conservative and was...Show More Summary

The Migrant Crisis as an ‘Echo From The News’

Last week, the world watched as French authorities dismantled the 6,000-person refugee settlement in the port city of Calais nicknamed “The Jungle,” one of the most visible reminders of the massive refugee influx into Europe. As migrants...Show More Summary

Obama’s Disappointing Legacy in Africa

The last we saw of President George W. Bush in Africa, he was literally dancing into the sunset of his presidency, on this occasion with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Monrovia, Liberia, America’s only former colony on the continent. Show More Summary

How James Comey Can Clean Up the Mess He Made of Hillary Clinton’s Emails

Until this past weekend, it was easy to construe FBI Director James Comey’s extraordinary intrusions into the presidential campaign this year as consistent with a career defined by bureaucratic turf protection, and defensiveness of the institutions he’s served. Show More Summary

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