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

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. 

'Star Trek: Picard' Can't Avoid Being Political, But it Should Refrain From Being Unnecessarily Preachy

If the show’s writers and producers choose to turn Picard into a garden-variety polemic against the Brexiteers and their conservative counterparts in America—they’ll waste a golden opportunity. 

Review: Patricia Marcoccia's 'The Rise of Jordan Peterson'

 I’m still not sure who the real Jordan Peterson is, and I’m not sure I ever will.

Dear Boomers and Millennials: Please Stop the Childish Bickering

We don’t have time for petty arguments over the precise amounts of blame that each generation should have to bear for the problems with which we’ve all been cursed.

Leaked Richard Spencer Audio Looks Terrible for His Apologists

In the past, mainstream media and online reactionaries have equivocated about calling Spencer a Nazi. That's exactly what he wants. 

#SaveLuna: The Conservative Media Outrage Story Based on Lies

Jeffrey Younger's viral tale of his child's forced gender transition by their ideologically domineering mother is now looking like complete bullshit. 

Scorsese and Coppola Are Wrong About the MCU

Scorsese and Coppola are masters of cinematic storytelling, but that doesn’t entitle them to act as gatekeepers of legitimate cinema.

Does the NBA Have a Moral Obligation to Stand up to China?

Yes. Yes it does. Here's why. 

Joker: How The Criminal Clown Prince Was Turned Into A Political Controversy King

Though professional critics and social media concern-trolls slammed the film,  it’s the underbelly of cultural cold war that makes the film a modern masterpiece. 

Former Des Moines Register Reporter Aaron Calvin Should Not Have Lost His Job

Former Des Moines Register reporter Aaron Calvin is not a victim. He is, however, a sacrificial lamb who shouldn’t have lost his job.