theater
Dramatized Version of “Sense and Sensibility” at the Folger Shakespeare Library

Jane Austen's first novel,"Sense and Sensibility,"  follows the romantic lives of two...

philosophy
Journey to the West

The  Constellation Theatre Company has staged many tales of of mythology and fantasy:...

music
Where Did All The Rock ‘n’ Roll Go?

If you grew up in the 60s and 70s like I did, you were fortunate to have grown up in t...

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Admit it, White People, You Are Racists

In case you didn't know, if you are white, you are a racist. Go ahead and admit it, yo...

books
“The Relic Master” by Christopher Buckley

This latest yarn by Christopher Buckley is a fun exercise in historical fiction.  The...

theater
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Folger Library

All is not well amongst young Athenians. Hermes and Lysander are in love but Hermia's ...

politics
The Me Myself And I Megyn Kelly Production

The Iowa caucuses are upon us. Every sentient human being who has lived through The Tr...

politics
Trump: The Ultimate Rorschach Test

Yes, I know, just what the world needs, another blog post on Donald Trump. Just this m...

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Gay Marriage as Trojan Horse

Jonathan Last at The Weekly Standard has the best explanation I've seen yet of  what real...

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Progressive Burgers? I Don’t Think So

It seems that McDonald's Wants to Rebrand as a ‘Progressive Burger Company.’ From the ...

culture101
Throwback Thursday – Does Size Alone Really Matter?

Those of you reading this who are not native-born Americans and who are therefore able to ...

movies
A Rock Critic Passes His Prime

I recall as a young child sitting with my four older sisters and big brother in front of t...

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“The Spirit of Jewish Conservatism”—A Five-Part Symposium

Jewish conservatism might appear to be an oxymoron, but in the age of Barack Obama it is b...

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Do Conservatives Really Suck at Pop Culture?

I don't generally like to use the "S" word, but according to Chicks on the Right, they rea...

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‘The X-Files’ and the Perils of Serialized Television—Will the Reboot Avoid the Problems of the Past?

Hang out in front of a television set for as long as this writer has, and you can honestly...

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Thursday Abstract: FCC’s Takeover, Political Correctness, the Internet Atlas Shrugs

A major concern raised by opponents of the FCC's new claim of Title II authority to regu...

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Tuesday Abstract: Wheeler to Testify, ‘Downton’ Lowdown, Sunday Night TV Ratings

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has agreed to appear before the House Oversight and Government...

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Thursday Abstract: Showtime on the Web, ‘Blurred Lines’ of Copyright, Ellery Queen Jr, More

The ongoing destruction of the current television delivery model just accelerated: The Sho...

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Social Promotion: A Classic Big-Government Con Job

Writing in the Chicago Reader, columnist Ben Joravsky makes a provocative point about soc...

humor-2
Carvey: Entertainment Industry Punishes Political Evenhandedness

It's not news that Hollywood and the entertainment community in general have a strong prog...

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Twitter vs. Blogs: The Medium Is Still the Message

Writing for our friends across the pond at the Libertarian Alliance (UK), alextantwell arg...

movies
“Touch of Evil”: Orson Welles’ Most Profound Film

Orson Welles will likely always be most remembered for his first film, "Citizen Kane" ...

music
Remembering Paul Revere and the Raiders

I enjoyed the music of Paul Revere and the Raiders when I was growing up. Their characteri...

mysteries
‘Mysteries of Laura’ Botches a Perfectly Good Formula

NBC is trying a fresh approach to drama in the new series The Mysteries of Laura (Wedne...

culture101
With the Rise of Radical Islam, Multiculturalism is a Spent Force

Multiculturalism is a product of relativism; the only way you can believe that all culture...

religion
The Devil in His Own Words

The Devil has often been written about and Marcus Kyd of the Taffety Punk Theatre Compan...

religion
How to Shrink Your Church and Your Political Party

I saw this title, “How to Shrink Your Church in One Easy Step,” recently, and being a...

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The Rise of the Conservative Counterculture—and How You Can Participate

You say you want a revolution? In the heady days of the 1960s and early '70s, the counterc...

manners-and-morals
Yes Liberals, Families Do Matter

It seems like there isn’t a weekend in Chicago this summer where we don’t hear about h...

theater
Pol Pot & Associates, LLP

The stage setting for this latest play by Kathleen Akerley (who also directs it) is the...

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Why We Love Woody Allen

Well, I can tell you why Christians love Woody Allen, being as I am one and I know this fo...

movies
Costner’s Self-Financed ‘Black and White’ Tackles Controversial Issues

Kevin Costner's new film, Black and White, appears destined to create much controversy, ...

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Homosexuals in America and the Power of Pop Culture

Imagine ex-Tonight Show host Jay Leno going out on the street as he did many times, and in...