14 May 2018

Eurovision is about camp, not politics

Political commentators’ glib Eurovision takes are almost always wrong.

11 May 2018

‘This is America’: a masterclass in ambiguity

Donald Glover’s viral hit is vague enough to suit everyone’s politics.

27 April 2018

Treating Kanye like an Uncle Tom

The reaction to his pro-Trump remarks has been deeply condescending.

13 April 2018

The comics who are waging war on comedy

Some turncoat comedians want to ban ‘offensive’ comedy gigs.

3 April 2018

The trans-gressions of Ricky Gervais

Humanity’s Caitlyn Jenner jokes are the least of this sub-par show’s problems.

23 March 2018

The strange smearing of Robin Williams

He hasn’t really been accused of anything. Yet #MeToo demands another scalp.

16 March 2018

Network: dying for ratings

A theatre revival of the 1976 film shines a light on our mad media.

1 March 2018

Justin Trudeau: cultural appropriator

Has his ludicrous India trip burst the Trudeau bubble?

21 February 2018

Lady Bird: a grown‑up coming‑of‑age story

The real stars of Greta Gerwig’s teen film are the parents.

16 February 2018

Black Panther is not the first black superhero flick

The rush to praise the new Marvel film has created a bizarre cultural amnesia.