@markgjudge

Mark Judge is a journalist and filmmaker. His books include A Tremor of Bliss: Sex, Catholicism, and Rock 'n' Roll and Damn Senators: My Grandfather and the Story of Washington's Only World Series Championship. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Daily Caller. He writes a weekly column for Real Clear Books and is the producer of Whittaker Chambers: A Documentary Film, which is now in production.


Guess What? Men Can’t ‘Have it All’ Either

Sorry, guys. We can’t have it all any more than women can. That’s according to a well-researched article in the new edition of 1843 magazine. Emily Bobrow reports that between 1977 and 2008, “the percentage of American fathers in dual-earner couples who suffered from work-family conflicts jumped from 35% to 60%.” During the same period, … Continued

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‘Cultural Appropriation’ at the Movies? Not in ‘Norman’

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, a new movie starring Richard Gere, is intelligent, funny, captivating and ultimately profound. It’s also a perfect response to liberal cries about stereotypes and “cultural appropriation” in movies. Norman argues for giving acting roles to the best actors, regardless of ethnicity. It also … Continued

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Why Teenagers without Summer Jobs Risk Social Failure

One of the most fascinating aspects of the new documentary Becoming Bond is how a summer job led to George Lazenby landing the role of James Bond. In the early 1950s, Lazenby, an Australian teenager, got a job as a used car salesman. Lazenby would go on to become a model and eventually play James … Continued

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Does ‘Slate’ Think Wonder Woman was Raped?

Does Christina Cauterucci think that Wonder Woman was raped? Cauterucci is a social justice warrior and writer for Slate (but I repeat myself). In her recent assessment of the new blockbuster movie, Wonder Woman, Cauterucci argues that, despite positive reviews and the male eunuchs at Slate weeping over the female empowerment on display, Wonder Woman … Continued

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Liberal Media Rejoices When Christian Mommy Blogger Leaves Family to Marry Another Woman

Bestselling author, mother of three, Christian blogger, and motivational speaker Glennon Doyle Melton has married soccer star Abby Wambach. Melton’s new lifestyle is being celebrated in the media, particularly in a gushing new profile in Elle called, “The Gospel According to Glennon.” (The story is not yet available online). The problem isn’t Melton’s homosexuality or … Continued

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James Deen’s Porn Problem

Porn star James Deen is having what the Atlantic magazine is calling “a crisis of conscience.” Faced with a culture beset by a growing porn addiction, with younger and younger kids now consuming porn (according to Dr. Drew the average age is now eight or nine), and with female porn stars who are having increased … Continued

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Is John F. Kennedy Responsible for the Alt-Right?

JFK and the Masculine Mystique: Sex and Power on the New Frontier, is a powerful and incisive new book about men. Written by Steven Watts, the book combines thorough research, penetrating analysis, and graceful prose. One of the more intriguing arguments in the book is that Kennedy was responsible for unmooring traditional values due to … Continued

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Forty Years Later, ‘Annie Hall’ Is Still a Work of Genius

If you’ve ever taken a course on screenwriting, Annie Hall, Woody Allen’s 1977 masterpiece, is an example of what not to do. Screenwriting experts tell you: Show, don’t tell. Don’t break the fourth wall and talk directly to the audience. Maintain the tone without wild shifts—especially something as outlandish as adding a cartoon. Make the … Continued

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Why Alec Baldwin Should be a Conservative

Nevertheless, the new memoir by actor Alec Baldwin, is a wonderful read. It also raises a question: Is Alec Baldwin a conservative? The surface answer, of course, is no. Baldwin is famously liberal. He satirizes President Trump on Saturday Night Live, and once sent out tweets calling Republicans “lying thieves.” Baldwin supports gay marriage and … Continued

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