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Middling Earth

by Ann Morrow December 24, 2014


  There are things in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies—crass, silly, dragon-sickened things—that no fan of Tolkien’s The Hobbit (or The Lord of the Rings) should ever have to bear witness to. Among ...

60 Shades of Gray

by Zoe Carpenter January 9, 2014

  Copyright © 2014 The Nation—distributed by Agence Global “I’m exhausted,” claimed 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl on Sunday, as she ticked off a list of clean-energy companies that have failed in recent years. What’s really getting exhausting ...


by Shawn Stone August 25, 2012

In the story “Calm Down,” by Shawn Stone, which appeared on pages 9-10 of Vol. 35, Issue 34, published Aug. 23, 2012, the quotes attributed to Albany Police Department Assistant Chief Brendan Cox should have ...


by Laura Leon August 1, 2012


Vince Vaughn had me at hello in his Swingers breakout role, and I admit I am a sucker for the sophomoric-guy shtick of Old School, Dodge Ball and The Wedding Crashers, but . . . ...

The Beautiful and Darned

by Ann Morrow November 22, 2011


Vampire heartthrob Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) no longer has skin that sparkles in the sun—now that he’s out of high school, apparently, he’s just paler than the average man of leisure. In a movie franchise ...

Savage Love

by Dan Savage October 19, 2011

I broke up with a girl who wasn’t hot enough for me. I tried my whole life to not be that kind of guy. I treated her carelessly because she wasn’t that important to me. ...

Wizards for Dummies

by John Rodat July 20, 2011


I have been about as removed from the Harry Potter phenomenon as a moderately pop-culture savvy resident of the Western world can be. I haven’t read any of the books, nor, prior to this past ...

Brand Identity Crisis

by John Rodat June 22, 2011

Good morning, gentlemen and ladies. Or esteemed colleagues. Or bros and hoes. Or just . . . dudes. Look, I don’t even know what to call you, anymore. That’s how bad it’s gotten. We’ve called this ...