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Filthy Old New York

<i>In the nineteen-seventies and eighties—before you moved to the big city, and possibly before you were even born—New York was both a grittier and more glamorous town than the lifeless billionaires' playground of today. Get a glimpse of the pre-Disneyfied N.Y.C. through this series of archival</i> …

German election fever: the TV ads are here | Financial Times

Print this page<p>There is now less than a month to go before Germany’s general election. The summer holidays are mostly over. Children are either back …

Tattoo You

For too many years it’s seemed almost impossible for the Rolling Stones to make an album that hasn’t involved — at least partially — the problem of …

Horns

Why Teach English?

Whence, and where, and why the English major? The subject is in every mouth—or, at least, is getting kicked around agitatedly in columns and reviews and Op-Ed pieces. The English major is vanishing from our colleges as the Latin prerequisite vanished before it, we’re told, a dying choice bound to a …

Who Are the Twelve Greatest Living Narrative Filmmakers?

Twenty years ago, on the occasion of a retrospective of the films of Michelangelo Antonioni, the critic Jonathan Rosenbaum wrote a piece for the Chicago <i>Reader</i> that features his list of “the 12 greatest living narrative filmmakers”:<p>Not so much personal favorites as individuals who, in my estimation, …

The Negative Influence of Coppola’s “The Godfather”

If “Jaws” and “Star Wars” are the movies that reconfigured Hollywood for a young audience, then the first two “Godfathers” are the pillars of nostalgia for the so-called “adult drama”—for the idea that nineteen-seventies America represented an apogee of artistic achievement within the Hollywood …