Author Archives: Scott Beauchamp
Laughter and enjoyment are out, emotional support are in, as Netflix’s latest comedy special makes clear.
The new movie packages a folk myth and sells it back to us, an act of cultural theft.
Who was this French mystic, who nearly starved herself for the Resistance, then looked for God’s love ‘in the void’?
The New York Times gets it wrong. It’s our culture that’s the problem, not the content of the porn itself.
The scientist and popularizer went to places we can’t even fathom, and couldn’t wait to tell us all about it.
Netflix’s latest forces us to confront a question: what if digitally we could live forever?
A new book suggests the Catholic-born icon was more spiritual than the “beatnik” label suggests.
Algorithmic cartoons signal fresh horrors for human culture.
The famous poet was committed to a mental hospital. His fascist views were odious, but were they really insane?
Dorothy Thompson’s 1941 paranoid ‘parlor game’ just as (un) useful today.
Michael Hastings’ ‘The Operators’ gets the Netflix treatment.
The band was tuned in to the musical strains and cultural traditions of American freedom.
It’s not a given that novelists are also great essayists, and so when it does happen it deserves to be celebrated.
An inspired biography.
It enforces political correctness.
Like the best of Bob Dylan, the lyrics of folk band Sun Kil Moon capture a sense of memory and place that’s missing from most pop music.
The Pentagon cares less about equal rights and more about maintaining recruiting for endless wars.
A documentary explores the consequences of our new way of war.
Adults in a quiet Wisconsin suburb proved unable to stop the violence of two 12-year-old girls.← Older posts
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