Liberals Can’t Do Pop Culture Well Either

Editor’s note: This piece is part of a symposium in which a variety of writers and thinkers weigh in on the relationship between conservatism and pop culture. Politics makes for bad art. Oh, there are exceptions.  Some of the twentieth century’s best literature was written in response to the oppression of the State. Novels like Solzhenitsyn’s One … Continued

Are Conservatives Bad at Pop Culture?

Science Fiction Is Inherently Conservative

Editor’s note: This piece is part of a symposium in which a variety of writers and thinkers weigh in on the relationship between conservatism and pop culture. Acculturated: Can you think of good examples of conservatives doing pop culture and could you say a word or two about them? Glenn Reynolds: Well, the notion that right-leaning … Continued

Are Conservatives Bad at Pop Culture?

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Red, Blue, and Purple: Hollywood Tries Bipartisan Bashing–NY Times . . . a movie called “The Campaign,” set for release by Warner Brothers on Aug. 10, may settle one of the tougher questions confronting an inflamed political culture: Is bipartisan humor even possible in an election year? Composer John Adams New Score Provides New Take … Continued

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Ten Fictional Characters People Need to Stop Idolizing–Flavorwire We all need idols, and considering how central books, film, and TV can be to our lives, it makes sense that so many of us count fictional characters among our role models. But not every charismatic protagonist is an Atticus Finch — or even a Leslie Knope. … Continued

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Where Are the Conservatives in Hollywood?

Editor’s note: This piece is part of a symposium in which a variety of writers and thinkers weigh in on the relationship between conservatism and pop culture. Conservatives and Republicans didn’t always have a challenge getting ahead in Hollywood–they were Hollywood during its golden era, including Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, and … Continued

Are Conservatives Bad at Pop Culture?


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The Emmy Campaign: Family Guy Calls Academy Voters “Overprivileged Brentwood Jews” in Mailer–Deadline Hollywood Peter Griffin once again serves as a politically incorrect cover boy, addressing TV Academy voters directly. “Come on, you bloated, overprivileged Brentwood Jews. Let us unto your little club,” the mailer reads, referring to an affluent part of Los Angeles where … Continued

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