The self-medicating effects of extreme-fitness TV
The wicked vendettas of Thomas De Quincey, the author of Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
The psychogeography of Pokémon Go
The punk-rock appeal of the GOP nominee
The new season of the Premier League will be the best ever.
A look at the punk band’s cultural impact, 30 years after its last live show
Between 1968 and ’75, he plugged into the musical zeitgeist and opened his music to distortion and groove-based repetition, either transcending or repudiating his roots in acoustic jazz.
A fantastically entertaining—and bankable—athlete shies away from the chance to reclaim MMA glory.
The feral genius of Australia’s Les Murray
What made him one of rock’s most potent lyricists
The new Daily Show host, Trevor Noah, is smooth and charming, but he hasn’t found his edge.
The star podcaster’s success is rooted in his early-career failure and despair.
How a con-artist father and treason in MI6 created the bard of the Cold War
How long can the legends of heavy metal keep on rocking?
The curious boom of broadcasted genitalia
Stories of the famous writers of Oxford
The insidious message of Disney and Nickelodeon
What MoMA gets right and wrong in its controversial exhibition on the Icelandic pop icon
Weighing whether the writer is a real custodian of journalistic values or just an overqualified provocateur
The case for canonizing G. K. Chesterton, the bombastic man of letters and paradoxical militant for God