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  • New Year’s Revolutions
    Culture | Jan 2014

    New Year’s Revolutions

    With all the resolution-making and “Auld Lang Syne” singing, it’s hard not to get reflective at the turn of the new year. Ramping up the nostalgia even further are three new releases from some of our favorite bands from the ’90s. So, dig out the flannel and crank up the angst as we rate these records in terms of Gen. X factor.


  • The Month Ahead: Books
    Culture | Jan 2014

    The Month Ahead: Books

    This month, political and cultural humorist P.J. O’Rourke takes aim at an entire generation


  • The Voice
    Culture | Jan 2014

    The Voice

    Will Arnett may have become a familiar face on “Arrested Development,” but his pipes have been famous for decades


  • Most Likely to Succeed
    Culture | Jan 2014

    Most Likely to Succeed

    Actor, singer and dancer Rita Moreno on winning Hollywood


  • Quirks of Art
    Culture | Jan 2014

    Quirks of Art

    A new book chronicles the decorative oddities of postwar Britain


  • A Tale of Two Meccas
    Culture | Jan 2014

    A Tale of Two Meccas

    Los Angeles reaches for cultural preeminence this month with the LA Art Show


  • Time Plots
    Culture | Dec 2013

    Time Plots

    All right, Hollywood movie execs, we get it: The ’60s and ’70s were cool. The parties, the hustlers, and would you look at those outfits? This month’s slate of movies based on true stories from the hippie-disco era makes us want to hop in a time machine and set the dial to “Age of Aquarius.” Although we might pack better pants.


  • Pop Psalms
    Culture | Dec 2013

    Pop Psalms

    Like eggnog, holiday music has a tendency to divide people rather than unite them. For every lover of “Frosty the Snowman” there’s an equally ardent hater. Here, a few selections from this year’s crop, in order of their potential for controversy.


  • Crossed Words
    Culture | Dec 2013

    Crossed Words

    This month’s books


  • Hot Properties
    Culture | Dec 2013

    Hot Properties

    Meet the handsome brothers adding sex appeal to television’s home improvement genre


  • Tokyo Rising
    Culture | Dec 2013

    Tokyo Rising

    Despite an Oscar nomination and a couple of plum Hollywood roles, Rinko Kikuchi has the right to remain silent


  • Killer Tracks
    Culture | Dec 2013

    Killer Tracks

    Depravity gets the la-di-da treatment with a musical version of American Psycho


  • The End of Selling Out
    Culture | Dec 2013

    The End of Selling Out

    The career of Britart icon Tracey Emin takes an unexpected turn in Miami


  • The Mother of All Documentaries
    Culture | Nov 2013

    The Mother of All Documentaries

    Whoopi Goldberg’s directorial debut celebrates the first lady of standup comedy


  • The Month Ahead: Books
    Culture | Nov 2013

    The Month Ahead: Books

    Some select lines from Terry Pratchett’s new book, Dodger’s Guide to London


  • Love, Indefinitely
    Culture | Nov 2013

    Love, Indefinitely

    Sixteen years after Princess Diana’s death, her greatest romance lives on in Diana


  • May the Farce Be With You
    Culture | Nov 2013

    May the Farce Be With You

    Credulity goes into hyperdrive with the arrival of a real-life owner’s manual for a made-up machine


  • The Height of Fashion
    Culture | Nov 2013

    The Height of Fashion

    On the J Autumn catwalk 4,000 feet above the floor of the Grand Canyon, models have even more incentive not to trip


  • Blonde Ambition
    Culture | Nov 2013

    Blonde Ambition

    Two pop stars with fake names, overdyed locks and outsize drives for courting controversy face off this month. Who will take home the crown of scorn?


  • The Upside of Unspeakable Ideas
    Culture | Nov 2013

    The Upside of Unspeakable Ideas

    Courting controversy at the Sydney Opera House


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