culture

Why is reminding everyone of Trump’s “Grab ’em” comments suddenly risqué?

Michelle Wolf has exercised her right to free speech and the acolytes of America’s telling-it-like-it-is President can’t handle it: Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary, told the Guardian he thought the performance was “absolutely disgusting”… In an interview with the Guardian, Spicer, who quit as press secretary last […]

Ten years on and, quelle surprise, that child-abusing EU dystopia hasn’t happened (yet)

Project Fear has been ongoing for some time now. Here’s a poster urging the plain people of Ireland to vote ‘No’ to the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty back in 2008: I suppose you don’t really need me to tell you what happened next. The Lisbon Treaty was eventually passed, after […]

Gee, I don’t know, is it just me, or could this infographic possibly be a little gender-biased?

Hmm. You tell me… It’s all quite multi-layered. While depicting Dad as some kind of Neanderthal, the designers *still* manage to hold Mom up to unrealistic body-image standards. I mean, what could be more suitable for pitchside than a tight-fitting mini dress and high-heel pumps? And sporty kid is, well, […]

Jordan Peterson’s re-heated obscurantism

Nathan Robinson has written about the obscurantism of Jordan Peterson, and I’m not even the first to blog about it. Pankaj Mishra has been deconstructing Peterson’s mysticism here, while Kelefa Sanneh’s critique is here. After months of hysterical fanboy cheer-leading, it seems like this is the week everyone finally starts having […]

Man who introduced topless Irish dancing in the 1990s bemoans sartorial inelegance of today’s youth

https://twitter.com/MichaelFlatley/status/972480498160324608 Remember the old ways? They were the best. That’s why people say: “The old ways were the best!” Michael Flatley — who last made the news defending himself for performing at the Trump inauguration — certainly stands for the old ways. (BTW, point of information: Cary Grant, who appears […]