The Best of 2020 to Read, Watch, or Listen To
With much of the world in lockdown again, here are some of this year’s highlights to help you pass the time.
The tragic figure behind the Hungarian populist leader’s efforts to remake his country’s theater.
‘Game of Thrones,’ War Crimes, and the American Conscience
Audience anger serves as a warning about indiscriminate violence.
According to Italy’s Leaders, Rap Music Is Un-Italian
When a rapper named Alessandro Mahmoud won the country’s most prestigious music contest, xenophobic leaders quickly took advantage of his victory to open a new front in the culture war.
Putin’s Public Enemy
The Kremlin is going after Russian rappers, but the government can't control a culture it doesn't understand.
German Philosophy Has Finally Gone Viral. Will That Be Its Undoing?
A new generation of rockstar philosophers are taking the discipline to the masses. But their TED Talks, TV shows, and best-sellers might be ruining it forever.
Verdirbt Richard David Precht die Deutsche Philosophie?
Eine neue Generation deutscher Philosophen bringt die Disziplin Kants, Hegels und Adornos näher ans Volk als je zuvor -- und vielleicht eher zu Fall.
And the Oscar Goes To…
Sunday’s Oscar snafu was the perfect summary of the world we live in today. Is this the new norm in Trump’s America?
Out of work, Cuban youth revel after dark in Havana's underground electronic music scene.
Ludacris Said George W. Bush Was America’s Worst President. Now He’s Performing at Gitmo.
Nothing says Fourth of July like a free Ludacris concert at Guantanamo Bay.
You Can’t Always Get What You Want, But Cuba Gets a Free Rolling Stones Show
After being banned by the Cuban government, the Rolling Stones will perform their first-ever concert on the island Friday night.
Patriots Fans Around the World Are Thrilled Tom Brady’s Suspension Is No More
Patriots fans around the world are celebrating the nullification of Tom Brady's suspension.
In California, Diddy Is an Alleged Terrorist. Under U.S. Law, Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof Is Not.
Rap mogul Diddy has been charged with making a terror threat by California authorities. Under U.S. law, Charleston shooter Dylann Roof isn't eligible to face the same.
From China, Love and Hate for Common’s Oscar Speech
The recording artist's nod to Hong Kong protesters set off a social-media flame war.
Wherefore Art Thou Luomiou?
Shakespeare is booming in China. But translating the Bard’s greatest works isn’t as clear as a summer’s day.