Category Archives: Culture

The New Yorker: Profile of Peter Sloterdijk

In The New Yorker, Thomas Meaney has a profile of Germany’s gadfly public intellectual Peter Sloterdijk (“A Celebrity Philosopher Explains the Populist Insurgency”). Of Sloterdijk’s slightly pomo brand of pastiche philosophizing: This profligacy makes Sloterdijk hard to pin down. He … Continue reading

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The Culture Creators

When it comes to ‘culture creation’ and modernity’s decline towards decadence, one ethnic group in particular is greatly overrepresented.

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Kosher Salt: On Jewish Humor

In City Journal, Stefan Kanfer reviews Jewish Comedy: A Serious History by Jeremy Dauber (“Kosher Salt: How Jewish humor became the standard”). The sort of self-deprecating Jewish joke I wish we heard more of: Sometimes the humor presented the flip side … Continue reading

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Counter Extremism Project’s “Most Wanted” List

I thought the ADL and $PLC was enough. But, no, the threat of extremism is so dire we need more ‘extremism-combatting’ orgs. In The Hill, David Ibsen, executive director of the Counter Extremism Project, pens an op-ed titled “A call … Continue reading

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The Art Of Reading In The Digital Era

In “Teaching The Art Of Reading In The Digital Era”, James McWilliams discusses the amplified cognitive experience of reading when a physical book’s tactility and smell is in play…. compared to a Kindle: “Reading,” says Steve Mannheimer, professor of Media … Continue reading

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Hood on the Portraits

Gregory Hood weighs in on the Mr. & Mrs. Obama “Affirmative-Action Portraits”: Third-rate portraits portend a Third-World nation. When the collapse begins, people generally don’t realize it. Rarely do statesmen acknowledge the Golden Age of their nation has passed; every … Continue reading

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Marketwatch: More ‘Black Men + White Women = TLA’ Propaganda

A Marketwatch story titled “Online dating is bringing Americans of all religions, race and classes together” is accompanied by this photo. In a paper released this month, Reuben J. Thomas, assistant professor of sociology at the University of New Mexico, looked at … Continue reading

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Cardi B as Cultural Barometer

Mainstream white high school girls in wealthy American suburbs — not the high school rebels or radicals out on the margins, but the basic bitches who visit malls, date jocks, and live on their cell phones — romanticize the ghetto Other & listen … Continue reading

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BBC Presenter Criticized for Calling ‘Black Panther’ Cast “Overwhelmingly Black”

From NME: BBC presenter Jeremy Vine has come under fire from viewers of The One Show after he called the cast of Marvel‘s latest film Black Panther “overwhelmingly black”… When stars Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) and Danai Gurira (Okoye) appeared … Continue reading

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H.S. Cancels Musical After White Student Lands Lead Role

The War on Whiteness is now really getting into gear at the high school level: Social justice activists at a New York high school successfully shut down a production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” after a white student landed … Continue reading

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