Once upon a time, a psychiatrist named Fredric Wertham went on a tear over Wonder Woman.
If Herbert Marcuse and Senator Joseph McCarthy had gone to a movie together in the late 1950s--and that could only happen in a movie--they would have walked out, probably not together, and demand
Half a century has passed since Manny Farber wrote in these pages about underground films, by which he meant the urban crime movies watched by male loiterers near the Greyhound station, in theate
The letterhead of Columbia University, where I taught for four decades, reads in full "Columbia University in the City of New York," not because there is much likelihood that anyone will wonder w
Springsteen's got it right: No retreat.
What do Robert Novak and Armstrong Williams have to do before they're completely discredited?
When I was a kid--this was before television--the radio was my best friend.
The Chilean coup of 1973 was carried out with a Lone Ranger comic book, a bicycle and several cans of condensed milk.
Several weeks ago the 32-year-old hip-hop superstar Eminem, America's staunchest and most spectacular amoralist, found himself in an unusual position, suddenly cast as the moral hope of his gener
Martin Scorsese's The Aviator overlays three legends, all of them made of celluloid.