Why Mozart is More Popular than Drake

Poor, misunderstood, meme-friendly Drake. Even though he’s counted among the “sensitive bros” whom Billboard magazine noted are currently topping the music charts (along with Charlie Puth, Shawn Mendes, Lukas Graham, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, and even a “Sorry”-singing Justin Bieber) he couldn’t quite synch the top spot for CD sales this year. No, that honor … Continued


Baby Mozart or Baby Adele?

Should parents expose young children to Adele or to Mozart? More broadly, should we try to form in our children an appreciation for worthy pop culture or for the classics of our civilization? The day Adele’s new single, “Hello” was released, I explained to our two-year-old daughter (as much as one can fruitfully explain anything … Continued

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The Daily Pop Culture Scene

Lena Dunham’s Girls vs. Sex and the City—Time Well, the bad sex in Sex and the City was sort of like, “It was so bad he left his socks on.” Our sex is like “It was really bad because we’re not emotionally connected and he doesn’t want to be here and I’m scared and alone.”  … Continued