A fascinating new book by historian Eric Kurlander, ‘Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich,’ shows that pop culture’s portrayal of Nazis being obsessed with mysticism and pseudoscience isn’t far off the mark.
If you’re not into football, chances are good you are into ‘Downton Abbey.’ Let the Crawley drama be your guide to America’s biggest game day!
With ‘Reputation,’ Taylor Swift has sold more albums in four days than any other album has sold the entire year. This is the free market at its finest.
A question my four-year-old often asks me suggests the lessons of youth can be intellectually stimulating and penetrating.
As an outreach strategy, Vacation Bible School is usually a flop, but still the chorus echoes across the country: ‘At least we planted the seed.’
On today’s Federalist Radio Hour, Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi share their weekly round up of favorite music, television and more.
Rosie the Riveter is at once hard, strong, beautiful, and unmistakably feminine, a seeming contradiction all in one delicate frame. But she’s not who you think she is.
In the false authority hall of fame, celebrities are at the top of the list. Why do we pay them any mind?
Chance provides an opportunity to shed the grievance and alienation that that many feel from pop culture and instead embrace a common joy.
Alyssa Rosenberg joins The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the last 100 years of movies, books, and TV depicting the police.
European Muslims are not embracing Western culture, and Italy’s plan to give all 18-year-olds $500 to spend at museums and concerts is not going to help. Cutting welfare might.
People used to drink too much wine and listen to Bach. Things aren’t different when you substitute Beck.
Cato’s Caleb Brown talks class and wealth, pop culture and Hank Hill, and more on Federalist Radio.
Beyonce thinkpieces load pop culture with more meaning than it can carry, and make us forget what can.
Fictional Democrats prioritize the lives and interests of American citizens, while real Democrats turn a blind eye to deadly threats and play nice with barbarians.
Merle Haggard’s verses are filled with the sort of wisdom that only comes from living hard in a free country where he was able to make lots of choices—some good and some very bad.
Entertainer David Bowie is dead of cancer at age 69.
The point of pop is fun. So it doesn’t matter if it’s not brainy. It’s candy, not a meal.
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