The imagined emancipation of dispensing with “unsatisfying relationships” to be alone smacks not of wisdom but of entitlement, bitterness, and unrealistic expectations of perfection from life partners.
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James Dean once said “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” A digital James Dean has the chance of living forever, if only in a dream on hard drives and movie screens.
On its face, Bunker Spreckels’ story is that of a young man who seems to have been born to die, of a boy who flew too close to the sun with wings of feathers and wax, of greatness stunted by greatness as it only could be.
A reference guide for all ages.
Apart from pandering to the politically correct with a jumbled social justice salad, “Terminator: Dark Fate” offers thin gruel in the way of decent sci-fi action.
Apparently, the desire to appropriate instead of create is more important to contemporary social justice warriors. Or maybe they're just unimaginative and creatively lazy.
The 2019 Nationals seem like a throwback to Washington ball clubs of old—and, in a strange way, to old Washington.
In the spirit of obliging their need for outrage, we propose a rating system, to evaluate your costume’s offensiveness—because in the battle for Hallowe’en, offense is better than defense.
The only thing the deep state likes more than an all controlling bureaucracy is the Washington Nationals with the Washington Capitals as the runner up.
The late literary critic and defender of the Western “canon” fought against the ideologies infecting the humanities.
The still-warm, cadaverous Michel Houellebecq is a modern soothsayer. His latest book, Serotonin, is the novel for our globalized, demoralized times.
NBA’s Steve Kerr, Adam Silver, and Greg Popovich play defense for Beijing's totalitarian regime.
FIFA has a responsibility not only over soccer in Hong Kong, but also over the U.S. Soccer Federation. The U.S. Soccer Federation in turn has a responsibility to make sure the National Women’s Soccer League and Major League Soccer play by the rules.
If “The Dark Knight” proved that regular people can become heroes in response to a bleak and unstable society, then “Joker” proves that regular people can become villains for the same reason.
Anyone who is still celebrating the liberal-capitalist "defeat" of communism needs to reckon with the field of Democratic presidential candidates; subject themselves to scold Greta Thunberg as she calls for Stalinist central planning to “fight” climate change; and must explain why virtually every mainstream media and academic institution is lurching us toward totalitarian darkness.
“Modified” is an object lesson in propaganda, which applies whether the target is fracking, e-cigarettes, nuclear power, or some other disfavored technology or product: When the facts aren’t on your side, tell a story.
More than anything, Camille Paglia’s style and élan vital invites readers to think further about culture and ideas and, in a society dominated by ideology, this is something we need now more than ever.
Robert Curry’s Reclaiming Common Sense is a good antidote for America's current post-truth insanity.
The truth is the critics just don’t want the Joker to be a disenfranchised white guy. If the villain was a woman or belonged to a racial minority, the film would be celebrated.
Whether “Joker” is good art or not, few know at this point. But one thing is sure: whether it’s a flop or it outearns “The Avengers,” it’s still just a movie.