Category: Culture

Peter Fonda: We Got ‘Easy Rider’ Wrong, Man

The late actor disagreed that his film was about a lack of freedom in 1960s America. Quite the opposite.
Bill Kauffman December 5, 2019

‘The Irishman’ Remembers When Unions Gave Capitalism Its Ballast

The latest Scorsese film recalls when organized labor pulled Americans up, before big capital busted them down.
James Pinkerton December 4, 2019

Woke Parenting Eats Its Own

'OK Boomer': teach your children not to respect traditions and eventually they'll turn against even your watered-down ones.
Casey Chalk December 4, 2019

Gahan Wilson Stood Tall Among Subversive Cartoonists

His BS meter enabled him to slyly project the idiocy of politicians, the war state, and the elite.
James Bovard December 2, 2019

Who Heeds America’s Shadow Children?

All life is precious, but more kids are waiting for adoption and a third who age out of foster care end up homeless.
Ericka Andersen December 2, 2019

Walker Percy Ponders the Joy and Risk of Naming the World

In newly published material, the late author complains that linguists can explain lots of things about language--except meaning.
Micah Mattix December 2, 2019

Who Exactly Is The ‘Parasite’?

This new genre-bending film from South Korea delivers a sophisticated upstairs-downstairs with a macabre twist.
Eve Tushnet November 29, 2019

RIP Clive James

The Australian journalist, poet, satirist and author left a rich canon of work, for which "all you can do with the talent is envy it."
R. J. Stove November 29, 2019

Losing Their Religion, Really?

Contra the media, religious affiliation and churchgoing hasn't fluctuated dramatically over the last decade.
Donald Devine November 27, 2019

Bidding Farewell to God’s Chicken

Chick-fil-A exposes the harsh truth: even corporations that seem like allies will turn on traditionalists. Fortunately there is another way.
Michael Warren Davis November 27, 2019