West understood more clearly than anyone the allure of Communism for educated Westerners.
The Bard negotiates the trivia of everyday life in the imaginative and very funny BBC show Upstart Crow.
“April is the cruelest month” in T.S. Eliot's 1921 poem 'The Waste Land' because, as spring brought signs of new life and renewal, Europe was a dying mess.
His alt-feminist music videos for the sister trio Haim celebrate American unity.
If he were around today, he’d be mocking today’s pieties, not joining the chorus. A new documentary about him misses the mark.
A new book traces the history of American feminism and how it became entangled with the abortion-rights movement.