Obsessed with visual banalities and limited by a confusing script, Netflix’s new show fails to bring the dazzling story of the 'fake heiress' Anna Delvey to life.
The idea of permanent productivity has been so ingrained into our collective consciousness that even the pandemic could not alter our sickening obsession with it. Can we do better?
Treating depression with lifestyle changes has become a mantra of the mental health community. But do mindfulness exercises, baths and better diets really help or are we just deflecting from the harmful effects that the social conditions of late capitalism can have on the individual?
The film critic Siegfried Kracauer once argued that ‘stupid and unreal film fantasies are the daydreams of society, in which its actual reality comes to the fore and its otherwise repressed wishes take form.’ Netflix’s Selling-franchise once again proves the point.
Max Chafkin's thrilling new biography of tech-investor Peter Thiel presents a man on a mission to merge libertarian populism with the US national security state. He might just be the closest thing to Cecil Rhodes we got.