Cutting funding to antiquated, state-run boondoggles like the NEA and PBS is reasonable budgeting and healthy for both free speech and art.
For a television show that ended nearly 20 years ago, ‘Seinfeld’ still looms large in America’s cultural imagination. Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s book, ‘Seinfeldia,’ tells of its history and meaning.
The art world’s Ivanka Trump backlash is so postmodern it has rendered itself meaningless.
I don’t hate ‘God Bless the USA’ because it is cheesy, boring, or even that it gets over-played to the exclusion of better songs, although all of that is true.
In his new book ‘The Art of Being Free,’ James Poulos puts twenty-first-century popular culture and the Western canon in a blender and comes up with a wholly original book that reshapes what we think about freedom.
‘Rogue One’ is a throwback to the highbrow Hollywood culture that the original ‘Star Wars’ film rebelled against back in 1977.
Meryl Streep says Hollywood elites are the real victims and MMA is for losers, and fails to empathize with Trump voters.
In 1965, John Cresswell Keats wrote a book that compellingly argued college wasn’t worth it for most students. Too bad we didn’t listen to him.
2016 produced a lot of great pop music. You just didn’t hear most of it. But you can fix that here.
The loss of Richard Adams is a call to mourn and to reflect on the novel that has deeply touched many of us.
Thomas Friedman’s latest book, ‘Thank You For Being late,’ spouts platitudes that supposedly explain the future. Is there a way to reconcile his overly optimistic vision with a more realistic view of history and tradition?
Country artist Sturgill Simpson’s authenticity reminds everyone just how absurd Beyonce and Drake really are.
Hollywood’s inauguration boycott is missed opportunity for these artists to expose their point of view to millions of people who wouldn’t normally be receptive to it.
Listening to Mannheim Steamroller at Christmas sounds like Jim McMahon’s shades harbored a secret desire to be a classical conductor.
Despite his television show being an affront to half the country, Trevor Noah’s amusing and illuminating memoir about being a child of apartheid reveals a surprising depth of understanding about religion and politics.
Anyone who has even a slight familiarity with the biblical account of Christ’s conception and birth shouldn’t need to ask if Mary knew, because the Bible plainly tells us she did.
If you’re surprised how we ended up in the philosophical rabbit hole we live in today, you haven’t been paying attention to the licentious parade of narcissistic art for the past 60 years.
My mom went to see George Frideric Handel’s ‘Messiah,’ and the maestro went off on an anti-Trump rant. Is nothing sacred anymore?
One of the year’s most celebrated novels asks us to see national politics as a consuming obsession that both masks and projects our deepest personal failings.
Long gone are the ballads of the common man. In their place, we’ve got lots of booze, driving on dirt roads, and objectifying lyrics about women.
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