The first episode in a series of ten animated essays: Ten Jokes, Explained — I. The In-Joke
Michael Haneke talks about his controversial reboot of the Home Alone franchise, and about violence, existential terror, and getting your head stuck in a doggie door.
The Finnish welfare state is being eroded, and the far right has gained momentum. As the country turns one hundred, what’s happened to Finland?
(LHN) In honor of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize in Literature, to be awarded later this week, we are posting a video of this rare bootleg recording of Limited Hangout — a song that was originally the inspiration for the name of this blog.
(LHN) Concluding a week that had already seen growing international attention around a petition by Saudi women for full-fledged citizenship, the activists behind the #IAmMyOwnGuardian campaign added a surprising and powerful ally to their ranks: First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. In an emotional speech during a Clinton campaign rally, Mrs. Obama condemned the appalling treatment […]
Social media has been abuzz with rumors about who will be in the new line-up, particularly as the obnoxiously douchey yet lovable “Sting”, originally portrayed by the British lute player Gordon Sumner.
In case you’re a fan, don’t worry: Tintin never was a concentration camp guard, nor did he work for the Vichy Government. But we didn’t pull this one on you just for shits and giggles, either.
Our present political reality suffers from shitty writing.
A previously unseen Tintin story depicts its hero as a Nazi collaborator in occupied Belgium.
Breivik was declared “not criminally insane”, fit to stand trial, and convicted. His stated motive: to oppose “cultural Marxism” and Islam, and to bring attention to his far-right militant political manifesto. But is Breivik a terrorist?