Rushdie’s Triumph

Rushdie’s Triumph Review of KNIFE: MEDITATIONS AFTER AN ATTEMPTED MURDER by Salman Rushdie

“Bipartisan Karaoke Night”

“Bipartisan Karaoke Night” There is one thing that can still bring a divided Washington together: the music of Elton John

All That is Solid Melts Into Theory

All That is Solid Melts Into Theory     How did a once obscure academic notion called “gender identity” triumph over material reality? Credit—or blame—Judith Butler

Church and State

Church and State Review of The Last Honest Man

Review of CONFIDENCE MAN

Review of CONFIDENCE MAN What drives Trump? More than racism, power, or even greed, it’s an insatiable hunger for fame

Love and War

Love and War Advise & Consent is rightly remembered as a classic Washington movie. It was also an important—if complicated—moment in gay history

Bringing Abortion Out of the Shadows

Bringing Abortion Out of the Shadows What pro-choice activists can learn from the gay rights movement

The Secrets of Ed Koch

The Secrets of Ed Koch A new film on gay life in postwar Germany prompts a reflection on New York’s former mayor and the great burdens of freedom