Culture

The First Time I Heard ‘When Doves Cry’

When Prince died, I found myself instantly transported back to that day in 1984 when I realized just how big music could be, how much it could contain.

The Tallest Man on Turf

On levels of fandom, the limits of myth in sports, and why someone would draw 185 portraits of Randy Johnson with no intention of ever selling them.

Low Stakes Forever

Gordon Korman wrote his first bestseller in seventh grade. Eighty-eight books (and counting) later, a movie adaptation revisits the early work of a man whose audience changes every graduation season.

Grab the Mic and Talk Some Shit: The Indelible Phife Dawg

Phife never presented himself as a celebrity. He was always a hard-working, fun-loving guy whose success was never as important as letting us know how dope he was.

Laughing at the Dead: A Guide

Nancy Reagan, Antonin Scalia, Glenn Frey: Are all celebrity deaths equal and equally hilarious?

‘Emotions Are More Important Than Monsters’: An Interview with Apichatpong Weerasethakul

The filmmaker behind Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives and Cemetery of Splendour on how film and dreams influence each other, Bangkok’s uniformity in American movies, and dinosaurs.

Brave Face

The People vs OJ Simpson’s Marcia Clark episode was a master class in the effect of misogynistic aggression against women in the public sphere

I’m In Love With That Song: Our Favorites From The Replacements

The Replacements are a really, really great band: Hazlitt contributors investigate.

Like This So I Know I’m Real

If the “like” remains the basic unit of reaction on social media—and therefore, of online life—then the most powerful force is indifference.

Here’s to Another Year of Being Doomed to Be Ourselves

Say what you will about Sisyphus, but at least he never pretended he was going to start taking advantage of his maximum RRSP contributions. Also, rock-pushing is great for your core.