Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture
30 April 2018

Cultural appropriation: the ultimate First World problem

Only privileged schmucks think cultural mixing is a bad thing.

27 April 2018

Treating Kanye like an Uncle Tom

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

20 April 2018

The problem with Kendrick Lamar winning the Pulitzer

It isn’t for high-culture awards judges to confer legitimacy on hip-hop.

20 April 2018

The Square: a vicious satire on the new elite

Ruben Ostlund’s film brilliantly pricks the pretensions of Europe’s cultural set.

19 April 2018

Annihilation: a shimmering sci‑fi fairytale

Alex Garland’s Netflix film leaves the viewer with plenty to ponder.

17 April 2018

The problem with ‘representation’

Why we don’t need fictional characters to look like us.

10 April 2018

Molly Ringwald, you are wrong about The Breakfast Club

There is a serious philistinism in viewing culture through a #MeToo lens.

3 April 2018

The trans-gressions of Ricky Gervais

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

16 March 2018

Network: dying for ratings

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

What’s so bad about ‘cultural appropriation’?

The Cambridge Dictionary is the latest to treat cultural mixing as wrong.