“You’re Lying on Facebook!”

If you’re on Facebook, chances are you have at least one friend who updates constantly with news about their enviable lifestyle: “Lunch at [fabulous place] with my agent. Best duck confit ever!” “Just barely made my plane to [fabulous destination], upgraded to 1st class like boss!” “Sunset on the beach with [significant other]. I love my … Continued

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Death Be Not Chic

Acculturated contributor Judy Bachrach begins her essay on the portrayal of death in modern pop culture by reaching all the way back to Tolstoy: “I’ve not given up thinking of death,” said Levin. “It’s true that it’s high time I was dead; and that all this is nonsense. . . . I do value my … Continued

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Are We Living in the Age of Adultery? Part II

In this, part II of what could be an infinitely long series of posts on powerful people in compromising positions, we look at one of the mainstays of what Kay Hymowitz has called our National Adultery Ritual: the “I got caught face” which gets plastered on for the “I’m sorry” press conference. Check out this … Continued

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