cancel culture

Philip Roth in 1968 (Getty)

The rise of the 'sensitivity reader'

10 July 2021 9:00 am

Zoe Dubno on the rise of the ‘sensitivity reader’, a seductively cheap way for publishers to cancel-proof their books

Tacitus and the hypocrisy of cancel culture

3 July 2021 9:00 am

The delicious hypocrisy at the heart of today’s cancel fraternity is that it is strongly opposed to censorship. Romans grappled…

A nicer side of Nero

19 June 2021 9:00 am

New York I haven’t felt such shirt-dripping, mind-clogging wet heat since Saigon back in 1971. The Bagel is a steam…

‘I’m not interested in moral purity’: St Vincent interviewed

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Michael Hann talks to St Vincent about Sheena Easton, Stalin and performing in five-inch heels

The truth about my father, Philip Guston

13 March 2021 9:00 am

Musa Mayer talks to Hermione Eyre about her father Philip Guston’s cancellation and her fear that he will for ever be known as the artist who painted the Ku Klux Klan

Kazuo Ishiguro is right about cancel culture

3 March 2021 12:24 am

When the Kuwaiti authorities banned nearly 1,000 books from the Kuwait International Literature festival including Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, the…

Is it time to cancel Sophocles?

27 February 2021 9:00 am

Gstaad The sun has returned, the snow is so-so, and exercise has replaced everything, including romance. What a way to…

The lost magic of Palm Beach

20 February 2021 9:00 am

Gstaad Good old Helvetia. I’m quitting her for the rainy but pleasant land of England. The cows are beginning to…

How the green-ink brigade is destroying the arts

5 December 2020 9:00 am

I’m often asked why Channel 4 recently banned an episode of my show The IT Crowd because of ‘transphobia’. I…

'We're all members of the Stasi now': Irvine Welsh interviewed

31 October 2020 9:00 am

The arts are everywhere under attack from those who claim offence, writes Nina Power. Irvine Welsh steps into the fray with a documentary on the new censorship

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My run-in with the New York Times

3 September 2020 1:20 pm

It’s never a good sign when you’re watching a scene of street terror in yet another gut-churning YouTube video and…

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The most memorable RNC speakers are not the stars

26 August 2020 2:14 pm

Let’s be real, the warm-up acts are never the draw. For every Jimi Hendrix opening for the Monkees (true story)…

Letters: Will office workers ever want to return?

15 August 2020 9:00 am

The future of offices Sir: I agree with much of Gerard Lyons’s article about the future of the capital (‘London…

Cancelling Kindergarten Cop is a step too far

6 August 2020 9:58 pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s late-Eighties to early-Nineties comedies have not gone down in history as great triumphs. Films like Junior and Twins…

Kanye West and the uncancellables

8 July 2020 1:47 am

For better or worse, the rapper, producer and sneaker salesman Kanye West is almost certainly not running for president, as…

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Here’s some left-wing stuff we can cancel, too

20 June 2020 4:50 am

‘What do we burn apart from witches?’ ‘More witches!’ A pitchfork-and-iPhone-wielding diversity mob is running amok in major metropolitan areas…

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Conservatives talk about cancel culture too much

20 June 2020 3:29 am

If you are on the right I suspect you have heard leftists saying something like this: ‘Thousands of people are…

America has turned into a bad joke

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Gstaad   Rumours about the virus are flying around this village. First there was talk of a hotel being temporarily…

How to fight back against ‘cancel culture’

25 January 2020 6:30 pm

‘Cancel culture’ is a horrible term because outside of a dictatorship nobody can actually be ‘canceled’ or otherwise ‘disappeared’. All…

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Why aren’t leftists happy Joe Rogan endorsed Bernie?

25 January 2020 6:36 am

As a twenty-something man who spends excessive amounts of time on the internet I have of course watched countless hours…

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A hostile media helps Donald Trump

24 January 2020 7:50 am

The news media of the late 1700s and early 1800s consisted almost entirely of partisan political operations. Ron Chernow, the biographer…

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Barack Obama helped create cancel culture. Now he condemns it

1 November 2019 3:06 am

Like many others, I was very struck by recent footage of Barack Obama criticizing cancel culture. Less than three years…

How did Richard Herring become the comedy podcast king?

26 October 2019 9:00 am

What does it mean to be a successful comic? Richard Herring isn’t sure. He’s been a ‘professional funnyman’ for nearly…