New Culture Vultures
by | Jun 15, 2019

Jordan Peterson, New York Times best-selling author and vocal advocate of free speech, says he will be launching a new social media platform that is free of restrictive censorship. With a terms of service predicated on free-speech policies, ThinkSpot (sign…

by | Jun 11, 2019

In recent months, conservative intellectuals in D.C. and elsewhere have gathered to discuss where conservatism stands in the Age of Trump and where it will be after he leaves office. (See here, here, and here for examples.) As those deliberations evolve…

by | May 30, 2019

Gillette, the personal care brand that made the news earlier this year thanks to a viral advertising campaign lecturing its audience about “toxic masculinity,” has returned with a sequel. The minute-long ad, titled “First Shave,” was released on the Gillette Facebook…

by | May 22, 2019

When all men get painted as the enemy, it shouldn’t surprise women that all men hear the message and act accordingly. Like many a swinging pendulum, it seems the #MeToo swing has over swung. The wrecking ball is turning out…

by | May 15, 2019

Washington The Virtue Patrol is prowling around on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. It hunts down racists, xenophobes, anti-feminists, homophobes, and almost every kind of bigot except for bigots within its own ranks. Those bigots are exempt. If the…

by | May 14, 2019

In my struggling screenwriter days, I lived on Venice Beach, in the Morrison Apartments (named after the pre-Doors rocker who used to jam on its rooftop), and worked at an Indian-owned convenience store across the narrow one-way street. For more…

by | May 7, 2019

The inevitable headlines went like this one at NPR: Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan and Other ‘Dangerous’ Individuals The NPR version of this latest adventure in virtue signaling and censorship went like this: Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and…

by | Apr 25, 2019

I remember listening to Kate Smith with my parents. I think it was on the Ed Sullivan show. You could tell, even with our TV’s tinny speaker, that her fulsome voice could reach the far seats of the largest venue…

by | Apr 23, 2019

Kate Smith, legendary singer of “God Bless America,” has been blacklisted in New York and Philadelphia, and surely in more liberal bastions to come. The Yankees have banished her from the seventh-inning stretch, killing an inspiring tradition at Yankee Stadium…

by | Apr 9, 2019

Friday, at four o’clock in the afternoon. Kay Cole James, the president of the Heritage Foundation, steps to the podium of the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in suburban Harrisburg and gives the startling update. Ms. James, at a laughing, self-admitted 70…

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