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Kobe Bryant, the "Black Mamba," Has Shed His Skin But Remains a Snake
January 24, 2013

The new Bryant is as meta as ever—more a concept than a human being.

An "Enlightened" Mike White Wants to Change TV
January 17, 2013

The show's creator, like its main character, was born anew after a breakdown.

The Year in Art: The Best Exhibits of 2012
December 27, 2012

Writing about his obsession with art books in a wonderful little volume published this year—Phantoms on the Bookshelves—Jacques Bonnet says that “Images send you on to other images, artists to other artists, periods come one after another or echo each other, all with their cargo of art works.” And so it is when I think back on remarkable art experienced in the year just past.

Bret Easton Ellis, Twitter Psycho
December 20, 2012

Is his social-media presence performance art, or just a bored guy looking for attention?

The Many Wonders of Christopher Walken
December 07, 2012

Walken is one weird dude. But he's also so much more than that.

Soak the Almost Rich
December 07, 2012

Will no one speak the truth about the upper-middle class?

Immigration Reform’s Wild-Card Power Broker
November 23, 2012

The night after the presidential election, the news anchors on the Spanish-language network Univision,  Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Selena, began their nightly newscast with something of a celebration. As Ramos opened the broadcast, the screen lit up with the numbers 71 and 27—the share of the Hispanic electorate that voted, respectively, for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The surge in Latino voting was a coup for Ramos, who is as much an immigration activist as he is a news anchor.

How to Save College Basketball
November 16, 2012

A four-point plan to fix the game

The Curse of Warholism
November 15, 2012

Never mind Andy Warhol’s art. It’s his perspective that’s doing the damage.

Obama Loses The Cavalry Vote
October 23, 2012

The last time horse cavalry charged into battle was 71 years ago. The man who led the charge is voting for Mitt Romney.