Culture

Brad Pitt Walked So Brandon Flynn Could Sashay

There’s an unspoken rule in Hollywood that when you need some good press, you go for a walk. In a city that only ever drives,…

How Do Companies Deal With an Unwanted Celebrity Endorsement?

Trump loves MyPillow. The recent Trump exposé book A Warning describes him as commenting repeatedly on the Fox News-frequenting infomercial, saying, “This guy, have you…

If You Name-Check Orwell, You’ve Lost the Argument

If I could set the rules of engagement in social media culture wars, I might begin with this directive: Use your own words. Being unable…

The Revival of Polari, the U.K.’s Secret Queer Language

In 1951, if you were a well-dressed man with subtle panache sitting at the bar of a cramped pub in Piccadilly Square, after making prolonged…