Featured Archive Post: Matthias Wivel on high art, low art, and Popeye.

Me on Minami Minegishi of AKB48, Ann Wilson of Heart, and cross cultural bullying of female pop stars.

Me on Shakespeare’s Juliet and aging.

Sarah Shoker on the politics (not always conservative) of epic fantasy.

Alex Buchet on what Neal Adams drew when he wasn’t drawing super-hero comics.

Ng Suat Tong points out that the critically acclaimed Hawkeye isn’t actually all that good.

Chris Gavaler on Iron Man 3, the Iron Giant, and laffs.

Jog on Bollywood sci-fi spectaculars.
Utilitarians Everywhere

At the site Every Public School Is My School, I wrote about the closing of Crispus Attucks elementary.

At Reason I reviewed Jal Mehta’s fantastic book about the depressing history of school reform.

At the Atlantic I wrote about:

—the inclusive utopia of Cory Silverberg’s children’s book What Makes a Baby?

D.H. Lawrence, misogyny, and women readers.

—Cinderella, feminism, and Ella, Enchanted (book not movie).

At Splice Today I wrote about:

Little Boots and the blank unface of pop.

why the GOP isn’t addressing jobs.
Other Links

Russ Smith on hook up culture back in the day.

Rod Dreher thinks I am coming for his uterus.

James Romberger interviews Micheal DeForge.

Rex Reed on the crappy new Gatsby film.

Nicole Ruddick interviews James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook about 7 Miles a Second at tcj.

Nanette Fondas on how mothers need time.

This Week’s Reading

I reread Ian McEwan’s Atonement. Also reading Stephanie Coontz’s “Marriage, A History.”


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