Far be it from us to forbid people to derive comfort from tacky but innocent art. But far be it also to hold persons and their works above criticism because we like their politics.
Books & Culture
Books are both a window and a mirror; objects made precious by reading, become the touchstones of a life.
The billionaire financier has never been shy about his ambitions to reshape politics across the globe and especially in the West.
John Ford is not a cynic, but he’s not an idealist either.
“Couples Therapy” is a perfect illustration of a culture amusing itself to death.
One has to wonder what kind of Beltway cocoon Continetti inhabits.
Any faultless ant hill is still infinitely less than the most flawed human being, and it is the latter that our society and institutions should empower.
Anyone who loves the existing America must resist the efforts of the Imagineers at Disney and elsewhere.
Some encounters force us to ask what it means not only to be a man or a woman, but a worthy human being.
In the moment Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars, he may have killed what’s left of live comedy.
Replacing Martin Luther King with George Washington, the unsung hero of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, is W.B. Allen’s long-game object.
The best literature is anti-woke, as Kevin McAleer’s novel demonstrates.
America was built on the notion of possibility and growth rather than to become a static government that falls into tyranny and turns citizens into subjects.
Sam Elliott is not a conformist. The Hollywood legend still thinks for himself and isn’t afraid to say so. How very American.
The fight for the order of things will not go far unless we accept both our finitude and develop a propensity for joy.
In “The Searchers,” Wayne’s character doesn’t fit into America’s emerging new world.
If there is going to be a new dark age, it will likely be the result of the antifascist state collapsing under its own contradictions.
Today, it seems, filmmakers are content to remain in the sea of meaninglessness.
The Liberty Bell is painted on the hardwood at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philly. Let's act like we deserve it.
Patriots young and old take note: your country needs your boldness, independence, and these days especially, your subversion.