Author Archives: David Masciotra
Art and debate cannot thrive so long as irony-proof social media simpletons are shouting down anything they don’t like.
Youth is everything in today’s culture, while the wisdom of our elders is being pushed aside.
The pop love song and rom-com have died, relics in a world of instant gratification and consumerism.
Of course we should fight P.C. But we should also accept that some speech needs to be culturally disapproved of.
So we excuse the rules and condemn their application—but only for certain people.
Aretha Franklin prepared her fans for inspiration, but today’s pop singers are as far from church as they can get.
Much more so than immigrants, their progress has often come at our national expense.
A response to Gil Sewall’s critique of the left-wing professor at TAC earlier this month.
When verses like ‘Hol’ up lil’ b*tch, be humble’ win Pulitzer Prizes.
New novel simultaneously captures the dynamism of a hustling society, while depicting its corroded core.
His groundbreaking rock-n-roll was neither ‘thievery’ nor ‘derivative blackness.’
The prolific writer and liberal celebrity spurned feminism, political correctness, and overreaching government.
An atheist appreciates the legend’s haunting religiosity.
Appealing to the lowest common denominator threatens to drag the entire American experience down the…toilet.
Amid the noxious atmosphere of Twitter, the late scribe looks like the last public intellectual of our times.
“Are we not men?” is a more salient question than ever.
American adults turn to “Grand Theft Auto.”
How the GOP misunderstands John Mellencamp’s heartland ethic
from The American Conservative