Category: Satire

TMZ Is the Justice of the Masses

Christopher Beha's Arts & Entertainments, and how we create and consume stories of other people's lives in order to feel better about our own.
Eve Tushnet August 1, 2014

The Giraffe Trick: Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty”

In decadent Rome, an aging art critic rides the success of his one, long-ago novel, and wonders if there’s…
Eve Tushnet December 6, 2013

The Cleveland Plan

“Location, location, location” refers to real estate…and income mobility? The Times reports that the industrial Midwest and South are home…
Anthony Dent July 26, 2013

Do You Know the Bible?

Congressmen, columnists, and Americans alike find the good book easier to praise than read.
Robert Long June 26, 2013

These Girls Are Sad For Now

“You have to watch this show; the first few episodes are the most reactionary critique of sexually liberated Brooklyn…
Michael Brendan Dougherty January 14, 2013

God Gave This Land to Me

This is going around, very well done. Who is Nina Paley?
Scott McConnell October 5, 2012

Jury’s Still Out in Spike Lee’s Trial of God

On Saturday I saw “Red Hook Summer,” the latest in Spike Lee’s “Chronicles of Brooklyn” series (of which 1989’s…
Eve Tushnet September 2, 2012

Gotta Have Somebody Serve . . .

It occurs to me that I have yet to give my nod to a candidate in the Republican Primary,…
Clark Stooksbury April 1, 2012

No Mas

I understand that _____ _____ has been in the news recently, and if there is one person in the…
Clark Stooksbury September 16, 2011

Throw Them to the Lions (in Detroit)

The confluence of the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and the first full day of the 2011 National Football League…
Philip Giraldi September 4, 2011