Alexander Larman

Books

Why isn’t Netflix canceling Roald Dahl?

There’s money to be made in spite of his anti-Semitism and contempt for big business

By Alexander Larman

Television

The Crown will long reign o’er the Emmys

The show is a comforting reminder of when the British royal family was unassailable

By Alexander Larman

Theater

Shakespeare is getting trigger warnings

Shakespeare, after decades of being found to be Problematic, is now being reclaimed as the wokemeister-in-chief

By Alexander Larman

Politics

The smug self-satisfaction of the Met Gala

The powerful hypocritically signal their virtue while everyone else laughs

By Alexander Larman

Television

Life on campus is so much worse than The Chair suggests

Netflix’s new campus comedy-drama is a combination of liberal wish-fulfillment and bracing political incorrectness

By Alexander Larman

Books

The cult of Sally Rooney

Not a godlike millennial sage, but a talented author at the start of a promising career

By Alexander Larman

Television

Britain: please take James Corden back

His schtick is wearing thin

By Alexander Larman

Europe

Could Prince Andrew tank the British royal family’s reputation?

Nobody likes to be told that their favorite child is a pariah

By Alexander Larman

Books

Will Fergie spill the tea on Prince Andrew?

Is it time for a tell-all for the best-seller?

By Alexander Larman

Europe

Will Prince Andrew drag Prince Harry down?

Sleaze and scandal are no good for Prince Harry’s new brand

By Alexander Larman

Books

The joy of rummaging through Gladstone’s annotated books

A visit to the Gladstone Library has the welcome effect of removing you from the worries and concerns of the world

By Alexander Larman

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