Category Archives: Culture

#MeToo’s Next Step: “The Gray Areas”

In Jezebel, there’s an article/column (there’s little distinction between the two on that site) that is a goldmine of absurdity, albeit a natural trajectory, for the #MeToo Harpies (“The Next Step for #MeToo Is Into the Gray Areas”). Written by … Continue reading

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The Marvelous Subversion of Mrs. Maisel

The 1950s has long been the Left’s favorite punching bag. To those of the loud, urban, NYC-pseudo-intellectual milieu, the small towns of Mayberry, and wherever Ozzie and Harriet and ‘the Beave’ lived, are jokes, absurdist romanticizations of an era that … Continue reading

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Rabbi Brody’s Peppermint Schtick

Richard Brody (the famed New Yorker movie critic whose worldview and appearance are very much that of a rabbi) is not a fan of films which feature Gentile white people. He intimates their time is done, their epoch over. It … Continue reading

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The Songs of Jeong & Lee

The late founder of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, is famous for observing: “In multiracial societies, you don’t vote in accordance with your economic interests and social interests, you vote in accordance with race and religion.” This axiom led Yew … Continue reading

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On the 10th Anniversary of “Step Brothers” (2008)

Why does every culture-related interview have to inject Trumphitler? What is amazing is how insular their world is, so insular and monolithic in political opinion that journalistic interviewers, when interviewing A-listers and whatnot, have full confidence that their Trump insults … Continue reading

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Is There Any Point to Protesting?

What role mass protests (and movement politics) have in our decentralized, spontaneous, cell phone era is a conundrum for both the Radical Left and the Alt Right. Though naturally focused on various Marxist scholars’ analyses, this New Yorker piece is … Continue reading

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Nazi Faces in the Clouds

We live in an era when Leftists see Neo-Nazis in the clouds. This strange sort of Rorschach projection has accelerated in recent years, with SJWs seeing KKK hoods in a woman wrapped in a blanket, Janeane Garofalo saying she heard … Continue reading

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Leonard the Liberator

From David Denby’s review of Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein by Leonard Bernstein’s daughter, Jamie Bernstein: As a young man, Leonard Bernstein was prodigiously gifted and exceptionally handsome, and he slept with many men and with … Continue reading

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Roger Kimball on Tom Wolfe

Nobody strings together a sentence quite like Roger Kimball. Here he is discussing the late Tom Wolfe: One thing that Wolfe’s extravagant style at first obscured was the deep conservatism of his world view, moral and political as well as aesthetic. … Continue reading

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The Ballad of David Irving

Ron Unz’s “The Remarkable Historiography of David Irving” is a must-read and yet another object lesson for the need to question everything. Every grand sweeping narrative you take for granted (e.g., “Winston Churchill is a hero!”) must be, to use … Continue reading

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