Jump to Navigation
Environment / Food
Media / Culture
Sex & Relationships
Stories by Andrew O'Hehir
Andrew O'Hehir is a senior writer for Salon.
'Hail Caesar': The Coen Brothers' New Film Has a Lot More Going on Than the Previews Might Promise
Posted on: Feb 4, 2016, Source: Salon
George Clooney gets kidnapped, Channing Tatum sings and dances and Josh Brolin plays a studio exec -- as hero!
Insanity in Iowa: How the Warped Narrative of Winners and Losers Undermines Democracy
Posted on: Feb 3, 2016, Source: Salon
American-style democracy is deliberately vague process meant to obfuscate the machineries of politics and power.
Sarah Palin’s Feel-Bad Politics: The Dark Allure of Right-Wing Nihilism, Self-Pity and Curdled Nostalgia For a Once-Great America
Posted on: Jan 22, 2016, Source: Salon
The American right's rococo, self-devouring period reached its apex with Sarah Palin's deranged rant.
2015: The Year’s Best Movies, From a Classic Screen Romance to the Ghosts of Auschwitz to Delusional TV Stardom
Posted on: Jan 3, 2016, Source: Salon
Forget Kylo Ren! From "Carol" to the Panthers, from "Timbuktu" to "the iPhone movie," it was an amazing movie year.
Michael Moore on Why America 'Needs a Little Time in the Timeout Room,' and Whether Hillary Will Start a War
Posted on: Dec 28, 2015, Source: Salon
Michael Moore talks Trump and terrorism, Sanders and socialism, Hillary and war.
'Carol' Isn’t Just a 'Lesbian Movie': Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara’s ’50s Love Story Is a Classic American Romance
Posted on: Nov 26, 2015, Source: Salon
There's a message in Todd Haynes' luminous masterpiece: Love hurts, and it keeps us alive
Every GOP Candidate Subscribes to Same Worldview As Isis
Posted on: Nov 22, 2015, Source: Salon
Terrorists and the far right both see democracy as a decadent failure; at least ISIS admits they want to destroy it.
Benghazi, Joe McCarthy and the Witch Trials: The Dark Undercurrent of Trey Gowdy's Hearings
Posted on: Oct 26, 2015, Source: Salon
Sure, Hillary trounced those clowns. But Benghazi true believers will fight on to save America—or destroy it.
The Republican Suicide Ballad: The Party That Can’t Govern, and the Country That Hates Its Guts
Posted on: Oct 11, 2015, Source: Salon
The zombie party that cheated its way to power faces chaos, ruin and universal loathing. Now comes the bad part.
The Fundamentalist Mormon Sect That Blends Polygamy, Child Rape and Organized Crime
Posted on: Sep 20, 2015, Source: Salon
You might remember the sordid tale of prophet-rapist Warren Jeffs, but you don't know about his vast crime empire.
Trump, Sanders and Tribalism: Why the Donald’s Dark Allure Goes Deeper Than Racism and Xenophobia
Posted on: Sep 13, 2015, Source: Salon
Behind the hateful rhetoric and paranoid fantasies, Trump conjures up the violent darkness of human history.
The Mind-Bending Koch Master Plan Behind the GOP Clown Show
Posted on: Aug 8, 2015, Source: Salon
Inside the Koch brothers' secret plan to absorb Trump's ogre DNA, alter reality and attack Hillary from the left.
The Evil Behind Cosby And Polanski: Can We Overcome Our Long, Painful History Of Rape And Power?
Posted on: Aug 2, 2015, Source: Salon
Can the cycle be broken?
Inside the Stanford Prison Experiment: Six Days in a Fake Prison and How They Changed the World
Posted on: Jul 17, 2015, Source: Salon
A gripping dramatization revisits the bizarre 1971 experiment that produced terrible discoveries about power.
Rachel Dolezal, Dylann Roof And the Tragic History of White America’s Love-Hate Relationship With “Blackness”
Posted on: Jun 20, 2015, Source: Salon
There's a thin line between love and hate.
White Panic, White Denial: The Racial Prehistory of the McKinney Pool Party that White America Can’t Let Go
Posted on: Jun 13, 2015, Source: Salon
Hey white people: If we can get over our twisted relationship with the past, the future might actually be better.
The Duggars and Caitlyn Jenner are the 'Real News': The Reality the Hillary Clinton Media Spectacle Desperately Wishes You’d Ignore
Posted on: Jun 6, 2015, Source: Salon
Why is America so fascinated by Caitlyn Jenner and the Duggars? Because (unlike politics) they might mean something.
Why We Can't Make Sense of the Germanwings Disaster
Posted on: Mar 28, 2015, Source: Salon
What's behind the morbid allure?
GOP's Cruel Budget Proposals Threaten to Take Us Back to the 19th Century
Posted on: Mar 22, 2015, Source: Salon
Tom Cotton and Ted Cruz call for more prisons and less gruel in Big Capital's Dickensian war against the poor.
Iran, the GOP, and Israel's Secret Plans for Self-Destruction
Posted on: Mar 14, 2015, Source: Salon
There's a dark underbelly to recent antics.
Who We Are
Advertise on AlterNet