Culture And Criticism
Oct 24, 2013 — Critics and commentators tend to focus almost all their attention on what's new right this minute. Given the changes in the way culture makes its way to people's lives, that model doesn't necessarily make as much sense as it once did.
Jun 29, 2013 — Lego introduced a line of characters and sets that helped the company reach girls successfully. But some question what's wrong with girls playing with plain old Legos, and what this line is telling them.
Jun 17, 2013 — What do you expect when you ask a terrible question in a ridiculous setting?
Jun 9, 2013 — Revelations about government surveillance have motivated a lot of reactions, some of which take into account that we gain something for some of the data we give up in our day-to-day lives. But the transaction is different when the government is involved.
May 29, 2013 — Apparently, the "promposal" is a requirement for your more extravagant high school romantics.
May 28, 2013 — A new piece in The Atlantic argues that American men lack charm, both in the movies and in real life.
May 14, 2013 — Angelina Jolie's surgery perhaps shouldn't matter, but it will to someone.
Apr 18, 2013 — What's worth seeing at this year's 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan? Critic Joel Arnold lists a few movies he wants to see and explains why the little festival that could is still picking up steam and showcasing some great films.
Feb 22, 2013 — Nick Andersen says that the Academy Awards would be a lot more interesting with a few tweaks to one of the categories best suited, but least used, for showmanship.
Jan 30, 2013 — The "lowest common denominator" isn't really a bad thing. It's commonality; it's one of the parts of culture that are richest and most beneficial, provided we can define it properly.