Technology and Our Shifting Popular Culture

Author and historian Fred Siegel has a lengthy and interesting essay in the May issue of Commentary magazine. He explores the rise and fall of “middlebrow,” the mid-twentieth century movement wherein normal Americans strove to better themselves by taking in the best that culture had to offer. It died, according to Siegel, because of irony, … Continued

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The Daily Pop Culture Scene

By Emily Esfahani Smith Where pop culture and the virtues collide . . . The End of Girl Land—Caitlin Flanagan in the New York Times Art or Porn? New Magazine Treats! is High Fashion’s Playboy—Daily Beast Twitter Has Taught Ashton Kutcher a Great “Life Lesson”—E! Online  In Contraband, Family Comes Before Law—Hollywood Reporter The Top 10 … Continued