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Ideas, Arts, and Culture

July 29, 2021 5:30 am

The Nicolas Cage Paradox

The power and peril of stardom in a post-theatrical age.
Sonny Bunch
July 28, 2021 11:34 am

Universal’s ‘Exorcist’ Sequels Have a High Bar to Clear

Anyone who dismisses ‘The Exorcist III’ as ‘forgettable’ hasn’t seen it in the first place.
Bill Ryan
July 28, 2021 12:35 am

Simone Biles Isn’t Fearless. That’s A Good Thing.

By demanding robotic perfection, Biles’s detractors are denying her humanity.
Hannah Yoest
July 23, 2021 5:30 am

Olympic Gymnasts, Black Widow, and How We Train Our Girls

Cruelty and dehumanizing discipline in search of great skill and talent.
Leah Libresco Sargeant
July 23, 2021 5:30 am

Can National Solidarity Solve Our Race Problems?

New book is an invitation to grapple with the lasting impact of centuries of racism.
Mona Charen
July 15, 2021 5:30 am

The Loki Finale and the MCU’s Glorious Purpose

On the trickster god’s cosmic penance.
Sonny Bunch
July 13, 2021 10:40 am

Why Harrison Ford’s Best Roles Are Neither Han Nor Indy

How Ford surpassed his blockbuster-era films by following them with the most interesting performances of his career.
Bill Ryan
July 9, 2021 5:30 am

Chaos and Questions for the De-Fanged NCAA

Thanks to the Supreme Court’s trust-busting, the college sports industry is about to reinvent itself. Who wins?
Daniel McGraw
July 9, 2021 5:30 am

“Experiment YouTube” and the Democratization of Knowledge

Uncredentialed hobbyists document and discover what you can’t learn anywhere else.
Addison Del Mastro
July 8, 2021 5:30 am

To ‘Purge’ or to ‘Hunt,’ That Is the Question

Why ‘The Hunt’ remains superior to the ‘Purge’ franchise.
Sonny Bunch