Spectacle Blog
by Evan Maguire | Jun 11, 2019

One of television’s most anticipated and talked-’ shows in recent years, Black Mirror, has just released its fifth season straight to Netflix. The show is a series of vignettes that discuss the dangers and absurdity of our technological culture and…

by Ben Stein | Jun 9, 2019

Saturday night and Mr Chow is hopping. It’s a fashionable, delicious Chinese bistro and as I waited for my guests, Magic Johnson walked in and upstairs to a private dining room. My guests came. Three astonishingly healthy-looking men from Holland,…

by Paige Lambermont | Jun 7, 2019

In March, Arizona’s prison system decided to ban the 2017 book Chokehold: Policing Black Men by Paul Butler, a professor at Georgetown University. It is about racial inequalities in the criminal justice system that argued, among other things, for the…

by John Jiang | Jun 7, 2019

Barely over a week after the British establishment’s disastrous performance in the European Union elections, it seems increasingly likely that a similarly dismal fate awaits them at home.  The EU election, held from May 23 through 26, saw significant gains…

by John Jiang | Jun 1, 2019

Attempts to form a new government in Israel ended unsuccessfully this week after a month of negotiations led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to produce a governing coalition. In response, the Knesset voted in favor of dissolving itself…

by John Jiang | May 30, 2019

Gillette, the personal care brand that made the news earlier this year thanks to a viral advertising campaign lecturing its audience about “toxic masculinity,” has returned with a sequel. The minute-long ad, titled “First Shave,” was released on the Gillette Facebook…

by Melissa Mackenzie | May 29, 2019

What does a politician do to reassert relevance in a time of universal scorn? Call a press conference! Robert Mueller, as is the usual course for weasels, wants to have it both ways: Trump cleared of colluding with Russians, appealing…

by Ben Stein | May 28, 2019

1. God bless for all time the fliers and support crews of the Royal Air Force in the Battle of Britain. 2. Let us be on our knees to the freedom fighters of Poland, Jewish and Catholic, who fought with…

by Daniel J. Flynn | May 27, 2019

As a sixteen-year-old Fenway Park vendor, I watched poetry disguised as a baseball game on April 25, 1990. Bill Buckner, during the swan song of his career, returned to the Boston Red Sox to hit the last and most unlikely…

by Evan Maguire | May 23, 2019

In a big election week, India’s voters gave Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a mandate to govern until 2024. While all the results are not yet tallied, the Hindu Nationalists of the BJP are projected to win 299 of…

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