Study up on your Christmas Carol lyrics — you never know when Amy Poehler is going to stop and quiz you on the street! A handful of lucky…
Mandela’s Mixed Economic Legacy
As is the custom these days when great figures die, the beatification of Nelson Mandela has been immediate, overwhelming, and, here in the United States, not a little ironic. Long regarded by the U.S. intelligence services as a seditious figure, and even a terrorist threat, he has been recast as a
The last thing I scribbled in my notebook at the end of a screening of “American Hustle” (which opens tomorrow) was, “Wish it were the magazine article that you’d read and said, that would make a great movie.” David O. Russell’s new movie falls into a distinctiv
In a post this week denouncing the idea of “guilty pleasures,” Jennifer Szalai cites “Scandal,” ABC’s Washington, D.C., power-player drama, as an example of something that anxious, highbrow aspirants attempt to waive away with the phrase. She is right—the mock
An image of brunch posted on Instagram shouldn’t be thought of as a squared-off, filtered photo of a lukewarm, overcooked quiche, slightly blackened toast, and acrid coffee drowned in milk. It’s a “visual status update,” said Kevin Systrom, the founder and C.E.O. of Instagr
Insisting Jesus Was White Is Bad History and Bad Theology
In trying to police his depiction, Megyn Kelly is wrong on both the facts and the essential universality of the Christian message.