As uninspired as it sounds to point out that American swimmer Lilly King made her biggest “splash” at the Olympics outside of the pool, it’s worth examining. King captured the attention of viewers around the world on August 7, when her rival Yulia Efimova raised her index finger to a “No. 1” gesture after winning … Continued
Mene Ukueberuwa is the Hilton Kramer Fellow at The New Criterion.
In the five years since the release of the last Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part 2, J. K. Rowling’s world of wizardry has loosened its grip on the public consciousness, save for the opening of two Harry Potter theme parks. However, devoted fans will have magic on the mind again this … Continued
Of all the art forms for life to imitate, opera might be the most unlikely. Its stilted affairs and tragic finales might offer expressive representation of our love lives, but they seem far removed from our actual habits and behaviors. And yet, as the current generation of young people comes of age, and the focus … Continued