Culture

Meeting the Transgender Moment

Coming this fall: Supreme Court battles may change the meaning of “sex” under the law.

The Comic Strip: A Gloriously American Institution

It’s been criticized as little better than the horoscope section. But there’s great wisdom in there for those willing to look.

The PC Brigade Takes Another Scalp: an SNL Comedian

In our cancel culture, comics like Shane Gillis who push the envelope and don’t virtue signal have become suspect.

When Students Melt Down Over a ‘B’

Rampant grade anxiety is a reflection of deeper American social dysfunction, with our children the biggest victims.

How Modesto Became an American Dystopia

What moral gate has broken open, allowing obvious social pathologies to fester without stigma?

I’m a Feminist Who Was Purged by the Trans Left

Because I don’t believe children should be medically malformed and that gender is just a costume and “a feeling.”

Where Did All the Good Men Go in the Abortion Debate?

They have a side of the story too and it isn’t nearly as monolithic as it’s often made to seem.

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Mass Barbecue is the Invasive Species of Our Culinary Times

There’s room for the haute and folk traditions but the market-driven style taking over is the most problematic.

Remembering a Summer Spent on the Farm

From the divine smell of feed to the “overlanding” expeditions, rural America does the dog days best.

British PC Scolds Ban Ads That Depict Realistic Parenting

Commercials that show moms as better caregivers than dads are now illegal in the land of John Stuart Mill.

When ‘Homeland’ Becomes a Politically Fraught Word

The issue of integration is keenly felt in this former East Berlin neighborhood, which four years ago bore the brunt of a million immigrants.

Don’t Kill the Umps!

If baseball wants to replace an institution with a robot, then the fans need to take their bats up and revolt.

50 Years Later, the Spirit of ’69 Feels Like a Hangover

With the death of Peter Fonda this week, ‘Easy Rider’ and its dated cultural baggage ride into the sunset.

Is the British Empire Largely Misunderstood?

A new book examines the cherry-picking involved in the modern castigation of imperialist countries.

The Perverted Face of Elite America

In our tense populist moment, Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes land like a grenade.

Civil Conversation, Your Time Has Come

You wouldn’t know it from watching the news but respectful dialogues are happening every day, right around the corner.

A Trip to Sicily With a Jersey Girl

Places like Sciacca and Calamonachi have well preserved their native culture. So why have we Americans struggled to do the same?