Author Archives: Scott Beauchamp
The latest season of the Netflix show is brilliant but also confined to a world denuded of transcendence.
Really good horror is not just about zeitgeist, but sinking to the depths of myth and fear.
In South Korea, going to jail to relax is a hot new trend. What does that say about humans today?
Netflix’s new docu-series about the famous killer has no there there—and that’s exactly the point.
The reflections of a Korean-German philosopher can help us understand how we’re easily deceived by false freedom.
The 1990s were both perverted and predictive. Yet somehow today they’ve never felt more alien.
Anthony Esolen’s latest explores our connection to the past and the reality that transcends.
While it can’t quite compete with the chilling 1978 release, the reboot is a powerful film in its own right.
Decades ago, Simone Weil foresaw the collective instinct that hobbles our politics today.
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.← Older posts
from The American Conservative