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Hanson’s New Life-Affirming Single is Impossible to Resist

In a musical world filled with lyrics that degrade, shock, and diminish others, ‘I Was Born’ is an inspiring (and addicting) antidote.

America’s Next ‘Minister of Culture’: Don’t Politicize the Appointment

The retiring Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, leaves a challenging and impressive legacy on which his successor, who will be nominated by the president and must be confirmed by the Senate, ought to build.

Too Cool in the Capital

The National Portrait Gallery does best when it focuses on high-caliber artists, rather then pandering to its visitors with exhibitions that attempt to be “cool.” Elsewhere in the capital, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission continues to lurch along.

All the Latest Fashions

A few observations on Mad Men as a progressive fable about the American “Dark Ages” prior to the various liberations of the 1960s.

“Wolf Hall” and Upmarket Anti-Catholicism

Wolf Hall – the wildly successful novel now adapted for television – proves, yet again, that anti-Catholicism is the last acceptable bigotry in elite circles in the Anglosphere.

Jailhouse Feminism

Feminism is not a juggernaut of defiant liberationists successfully playing offense. It is instead a terribly deformed but profoundly felt protective reaction to the sexual revolution itself.