It is a strange historical fact that the only president to come out of Hollywood was a standard-bearer for conservatism.
“The younger generation just doesn’t get Edward Gorey,” an older woman said. She was dressed in a knitted brown cardigan, leaning on the elbow of her husband. She turned her head and noticed me. “Oh! Except for you of course. You’re here!” I was at the exhibit “Gorey’s Worlds,” a retrospective of the eminent author and illustrator accompanied by his collected art at the Wadsworth Atheneum in snowy, windy Hartford, Conn.
From Pierre, South Dakota, to Annapolis, Maryland, state boards of education are all striving—with the best will in the world—to ensure that all children have computers in their little hands. From Juneau, Alaska, to Tallahassee, Florida, state governments are all working—in accord with a great moral certainty—to connect all children to the Internet.
Sean Hannity fired back at criticism from his Fox News colleague Shepard Smith on Friday, saying that the latter was “clueless” about how the network’s opinion shows operated.
The New Yorker welcomed the start of the world’s finest tournament this year by penning 1,500 words suggesting the reason Charles Koch helps fund the Wichita State Shockers as part of a plan to “control” his home-town university.
The Death of Stalin is almost too dark to be considered a dark comedy: How does one laugh when bodies are dropping left and right and the action onscreen is an interpretation of real-life and deadly serious events?
“I have received a number of letters from Palestinian academics,” Stephen Hawking said in his declaration of support for the BDS movement. “They are unanimous that I should respect the boycott. In view of this, I must withdraw from the conference.”
Anthony Scaramucci, former White House communications director, is penning a book about the Trump administration.
In the return episode of the Substandard (subscribe, tell your friends, leave a review!), we discuss vigilante films and the awfulness of the 1970s.