“History” isn’t a dry academic study, but you’d never know from most popular culture, where the study of the past is limited to its geeky adherents, walled off from more normal society and called upon only when it becomes directly relevant to whatever story is being told. But everyone lives with some level of personal history, and that personal history is often associated with quite public history.
I'm hoping that there will be a tipping point whereby our society becomes bored with the tasteless, the lowbrow, the common vulgarities that have seeped into our popular culture. Read Post
Push your way past the Katie Roiphe essay on page 2 of the New York Times' "Sunday Styles" section today (yes, this conservative, anti-feminist really does seem to own the column named "Cultural Studies," which is an irony, is it no... Read Post