Free Speech and Gawker’s So-Called Journalism

Here’s a query for all those journalists and professors and media observers who say they’re “deeply troubled” about the “chilling effect” of billionaire Peter Thiel’s attempt to destroy Gawker Media: How would they feel about having their sex tapes published on Gawker’s website for the world to giggle at? After all, these journalists and other … Continued

Culture

Louis CK and the Thought Police

There’s an old joke, and it’s offensive in certain circles, but I’m going to tell it anyway because, damn it ,this is America: How many feminists does it take to screw in a light bulb? That’s not funny. Like a lot of jokes that are funny, it’s funny because it’s recognizably true. At the moment, … Continued

Entertainment, Television

How Gawker Promotes Rape Culture

No one would mistake Gawker editor John Cook for a pleasant person—least of all the man himself, I imagine.  Sometimes his snarky pose is fun; sometimes it is banal; and sometimes it is dark.  Last Thursday evening delivered an example of the last of these. Kathryn Lopez is a Catholic syndicated columnist and editor-at-large of … Continued

Culture

The Daily Pop Culture Scene

The High Cost of Looking Low Class–Gawker Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart in White-Trash-Chic–Daily Mail Tupac’s Posthumous Live Tour–NYT Girls, Bad Sex, and New York City–Vulture This Earth Day, Screw the Earth?–Andrew Klavan Is Mad Men Getting Too Bizarre?–Huff Po Love Letters from Albert to Victoria–Daily Beast Do Fans Like Hockey for the Fights?–Atlantic

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The Daily Pop Culture Scene

Is This How Whitney Houston Should be Remembered?–Huff Po Not a Film Is a Defiant “No” to Iran’s Repression–WSJ Andrew Breitbart’s Final Hour–The Hollywood Reporter How I Survived Working in the Applebees Kitchen–Daily Beast ABC’s New Show Combines Sex, Sin, and Southern Baptists–NYT What Affect Does Caffeine Consumption Have on You?–Jezebel Lorax Gets Small Things … Continued

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Today’s Pop Culture Scene

Pop culture meets the virtues in these interesting stories from around the web . . . The Age of Excess and the Return of TV’s Absolutely Fabulous —Vogue Defending Kim Kardashian—John Hinderaker at Power Line  The Most Visited Museum in the World—Time Christians & Conservatives Should Embrace Twilight—PJ Media The Man Who Started the Sexual Revolution—Times … Continued

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