Art and Culture

Napoleon in Rags

Jann Wenner’s attempt to set the record straight only confirms the unattractive picture painted by his critics.

David S. Wills
David S. Wills
13 min read

Getting Fletch Wrong

Jon Hamm’s portrayal is an improvement on Chevy Chase’s goofball routine, but still bears little relation to the amoral cad in Gregory McDonald’s novels.

Kevin Mims
Kevin Mims
16 min read

The U.S. and the Holocaust—A Review

Ken Burns’s new six-hour documentary is a work of extraordinary synoptic power and intelligence.

Thomas Doherty
Thomas Doherty
15 min read

Against Authenticity

To be human is to be artificial.

Bo Winegard
Bo Winegard
6 min read

The Infantilization of Culture and History

We should reject an unfalsifiable frame that can make anything and everything offensive or problematic, no matter how innocuous.

Alan S. Rome
Alan S. Rome
8 min read

Adult Fantasy of Youth

A look back at Bertolucci’s 2003 film, The Dreamers.

Marilyn Simon
Marilyn Simon
13 min read

“I Believe in America”

Fifty Years of ‘The Godfather‘

Graham Daseler
Graham Daseler
13 min read

The Delia Demolition

Why is the Atlantic slinging mud at the 72-year-old author of ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ on the eve of the film’s release?

Kevin Mims
Kevin Mims
19 min read