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Goodfellas' Narrow, Simplistic View of Masculinity
June 15, 2015
Martin Scorsese's film shows the ugly, stupid consequences of manliness, but has nothing to offer in its place.
Conservatives Have a New Marriage to Criticize: Beyonce's
January 30, 2014
A New York Post columnist thinks it proved Jay Z is “a poor excuse for a husband.”
Socks On, Rocks Off
July 11, 2013
It's not that weird—and it's not that funny.
Behind Andrew Cuomo's Book Bout With Fredric Dicker
May 03, 2013
Did a presidential contender quash an unfriendly biography?
The New York Post Was Tasteless. That's the Point.
December 04, 2012
The gruesome photo depicts a life-or-death moment that every New Yorker has imagined.
Mad Murdoch Maligns Mousy Mitt
August 24, 2012
What's behind Rupert Murdoch's mistrust of Romney?
The Murdoch Scandal and the Tabloidization of Our World
July 27, 2011
With all the excellent commentary about what the criminal tactics of employees of the Murdoch media empire reveal about tabloid journalism and its cozy relationship with politicians and police, there has been a notable silence concerning the more fundamental question of what can rightly be called the tabloidization of our world.
Pro-Rupert Murdoch editorials have a lot in common. For starters, they’re all published in newspapers owned by or associated with Murdoch. Then, there’s everything else about them: their argumentation, their structure, their themes, their key phrases. It’s almost as if the papers are cribbing off each other, or some kind of master Murdoch defense document. To be sure, not all of the News Corp titles have editorialized in defense of their owner. For example, the New York Post is going for a “hear no evil” approach, burying News of the World scandal stories on page 35.
Has any show in the history of Broadway been as written-about as Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark? We at TNR have not abstained, yet our commentary was but a drop in the sea of coverage that the disastrous musical has occasioned. In the past week, in The New York Times alone, there were five articles focusing almost exclusively on the subject; a complete search reveals over two-hundred hits from the Times.
Man on Book
March 03, 2011
“I want to contribute to the world of ideas.” That was how Rick Santorum envisioned his political future back in 2007, two months after losing his Pennsylvania Senate seat by 18 points. The sentiment may have sounded strange coming from a Republican best known for his in-your-face social conservatism—the guy who chalked up the Catholic Church’s abuse scandal to Boston’s “cultural liberalism” and suggested that gay marriage could usher in “man-on-dog” relationships.