Cart ()

Leave Billie Alone: On Joyless Culture War Polemics and the Transcendent Power of Art

  • Samuel Kronen
  • Feb 8, 2020 11:30AM

Only in our cynical, all-encompassing political moment could Billie Eilish simultaneously be criticized as both a nihilistic radical and the embodiment of traditionalist whiteness. 

The Mainstream Media Gets Joe Rogan Wrong, Unsurprisingly

  • Samuel Kronen
  • Aug 31, 2019 11:06AM

Devin Gordon's recent Atlantic article is only the latest example of the ever-widening chasm between the intellectual class and…well…normal people.

What A Dead Eastern Mystic Can Offer Our Polarized Times

  • Samuel Kronen
  • Aug 18, 2019 7:06PM

From Jiddu Krishnamurti we can learn to separate political ideas from the persons that espouse them and heal the divided country

Conflicting Visions: Grappling With the Ta-Nehisi Coates Enigma

  • Samuel Kronen
  • Aug 2, 2019 1:02PM

Coates has taught me how to genuinely appreciate and respect my ideological opponents, and for that I am grateful.

How Pete Buttigieg is Keeping the Ideal of Political Compromise Alive

  • Samuel Kronen
  • Jul 30, 2019 5:15PM

Buttigieg's ascendency is meaningful in regards to what it says about what’s possible and where the country is headed. We can do better, much much better, and Mayor Pete shows that potential through his words and actions.