Magazine April 25, 2016, Issue

Holy Harem, It’s ISIS, Batman!

You don’t have to see Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice to talk about it, as I intend to prove right now. The reviews confirmed my suspicions — the story exists just to set up the title. You have a mopey, borderline-psychotic billionaire trying to punch to death a guy who can throw him into the sun. Wonder Woman shows up. For all I know, Robin and Jimmy Olsen get married in a wacky subplot. Couldn’t care less — and I love superhero movies. At least I did, until the experience of watching these films became like getting struck in

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Books, Arts & Manners


Politics & Policy


WHO IS THE STRANGER WHO OVERTAKES ME Who is the stranger who overtakes me On a dark street and taps me on the shoulder? I turn and there is nobody there but me, And ...
Politics & Policy


Why Banks Hate Bucks In his piece “The Abolition of Cash” (April 11), Andrew Stuttaford left out the “drag” on the economy imposed by the “cut” that the banks and processing ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ Lindsey Graham has proven he’s willing to do just about anything to stop serving in the Senate alongside Ted Cruz. ‐ Could Paul Ryan emerge from the Republican convention with ...
The Long View

Choose Your Adventure!

The Republican Party Edition™ BEGIN HERE Republican-party front-runner Donald J. Trump pads into the “thinking room” in his elegant, palatial Palm Beach estate, Mar-a-Lago. As he sits on his gilded and intricately ...


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