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Raymond Williams tried to save culture from a priestly elite. Can the same be said of the digital humanities?
Is the well-being of the cultural middle class the key to American creativity?
Ayn Rand was a melodramatist of the moral life: the battle is between the producer and the moochers, and it must end in life or death.
In their defense of “tradition” against the liberating potential of architecture, Prince Charles and Xi Jinping find unlikely common ground.
If nominated, I will run. If elected, I will serve.
A more convivial, expansive and life-affirming future is with us now—and the movies can help take us there.
His essays on police brutality still burn hot, but his understanding of sex, self-knowledge and power demand equal attention now.
Drones have taken on a life of their own in popular culture.
Choreographed for maximum appeal, pop culture likes to say yes. History is made by those who say no.