Culture

Smart Reads: Godard, Magic Mike, and Foie Gras

Culture

Smart Reads: Godard, Magic Mike, and Foie Gras

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Today in culture: war on film, what Mad Men and EL James have in common, and why Harpo Marx is a queer icon.

-A new issue of the New Yorker ushers in new pieces on James Joyce, Obama’s controversial decision, and spoiled American brats.

-Richard Ford’s reading list.

-The age of the sadist is upon us.

-The Magic Mike countdown has begun.

Margaux Williamson is the guest advice columnist at the Paris Review, where she is referred to as a ‘Canadian extraordinaire’.

“Torture in a tin”?

-David Mitchell hates pointy shoes.

Roland Barthes in China.

-The origins of the war film.

Ici et Ailleurs proves that Harmony Korine is a rip-off.

Queer reads.

Whiteness studies.