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Where Did That Pinky Come From?

I am a fan of The Twilight Zone, as are most pop culture appreciating Americans. Every yea...

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Hollywood’s Anachronistic Tendencies

Hollywood is nothing if not formulaic, and part of the formula for a left-wing dominated H...

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Harvard Study Finds That Family Matters

Who knew? The modern left-liberal claims to care about the little guy, income inequality a...

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Group Think and the Grammys

I heard there was a music industry awards show recently, something called the Grammys (who...

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Divided by a Common Language — Thoughts From a Century Ago

Even before the colonies split away from England, the British tended to treat America as s...

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The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics of America

We all know about the totalitarian mindset of much of the gay rights movement. Live and le...

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Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, The Humanities Have Got to Go!

In case you hadn’t heard, UCLA recently told Western civilization to go to Hell. This of...

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Book Review: ‘Wrath or Rest’

WRATH OR REST: SAINTS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD — By R. Mark Musser — Advantage Ins...

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Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits

Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) was an Armenian who emigrated to Canada as an adolescent and be...

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Nudity, Naturalism, and ‘Girls’

Like 887,000 Americans, I have now seen Lena Dunham naked. Ms. Dunham, as I’m sure yo...

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‘Psych’ Season Premiere Is One of Show’s Best Episodes Yet

The USA Network series Psych is undeniably one of the most entertaining shows on televisio...

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What Happens When ‘the Guardrails of Rationality’ Weaken

Writing for New Geography (an always interesting site run by Joel Kotkin), architect Richa...

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New Wolfe Book Is No Home Run, but It’s a Solid Double

Sometimes, you just want to sit back, relax, and take in the game. For Archie Goodwin and ...

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Review: ‘The World of the End,’ by Ofir Touche Gafla

Ben and Marian Mendelssohn love each other deeply.  After Marian dies in a freak accide...

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Even Mainstream Media Turns on Obama

Earlier this month I came across a piece in the LA Times with a title we thought we’d ne...

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Edgar & Annabel

The Studio Theatre in Washington, DC is staging the U.S. premier of British playwright ...

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’12 Years a Slave’ and America’s Original Sin

The modern liberal will never forgive America for slavery. The stain can never be washed a...

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Polygamy and Phil Robertson

It seems that those who championed the redefinition of marriage to make gender arbitrary a...

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Christopher’s Ghosts by Charles McCarry

Charles McCarry is arguably the greatest American practitioner of spy fiction.  He him...

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Does Job make Atheism Plausible?

We all know about the problem of evil or theodicy, how can a good and benevolent God allow...

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Child Poverty and Single Parents

A lot has happened since our cultural revolution of the 1960s. People became liberated and...

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‘Wire’ Creator Calls for More Socialism

David Simon, onetime journalist and the creator and producer of the award-winning TV drama...

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Liberty21 and the American Enterprise Institute Panel Discussion on Culture and Economics

The Liberty21 Institute and the American Enterprise Institute hosted a panel discussion la...

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Do We Take Popular Culture Way Too Seriously?

Reading through the paper version of Friday’s Wall Street Journal I saw a headline that ...

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Whilst We Slept

America finds itself at a tipping point. Change is happening and it’s coming in the form...

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Iconoclasts Writing the Nation’s Cultural Script

The problems facing America today transcend politics, yet are enabled by politics. Politic...

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Mamet’s War Stories: Challenging but Rewarding

I do not understand that discipline called “Ethnography,” which seems to me the valid...

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The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri has been an uncommonly sensitive, elegant, and restrained writer.  Her f...

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Whence Human Nature?

Recently I made a statement to my wife as we were watching some TV program to the effect t...

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Shaping society: The Intersection of Economics and Culture

What has economics to do with culture? Or culture with economics? More than we might think...

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Book Review: ‘Thy Will Be Done’

THY WILL BE DONE: WHEN ALL NATIONS CALL GOD BLESSED — By Ronald W. Kirk — Nordskog Pub...

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Surprise Hit “Sleepy Hollow” is Surprise Fun

What comes to mind when you see the words Sleepy Hollow? If you’re not a fan of popular ...

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We Have a Winner!

João Cerqueira informs us that his novel The Tragedy of Fidel Castro has won THE USA BEST...