By Cory Pletan
Books & Arts
From the Magazine
How millenials challenge the TV industry’s traditional methods.
We live in a country where "spin" matters more than the truth, and where towing the party line is more important than sincerely holding opinions and engaging in substantive debate.
"Gravity" has spent the past 3 weeks at the top of the box office. What does that say about the future of our space program?
Reading Bertrand Russell's "In Praise of Idleness," 78 years after publication.
Because today’s direction of art depends on audience reception, our overwhelming tendencies for the kind of art that Stravinsky may have unintentionally espoused, the canon of kitsch, is harming our cultural climate.
Attributes that made Harry Potter so endearing work against Rowling in her latest.
After years underground, disco has reinvented itself as electronic dance music.
In a world of caged chickens and mad cows, food fascism helps us cope with our own moral confusion.
The late actor was remarkable not because of his talent, but because he was not afraid to be ordinary.
The latest of Professor Robert Langdon's adventures is a fast-paced thrill ride--but can Dan Brown effectively write about population science?
Raoul Walsh generously gave his audience action and a room for thoughtfulness, too.