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The Rise and Rise of Modest Fashion

The Rise and Rise of Modest Fashion

Why is it that attitudes, after the laissez faire ones of the sixties and onward, now may be changing?

Lost Innocence: Let’s Give Children a Childhood

Lost Innocence: Let’s Give Children a Childhood

Educating includes how we shape our children's reading choices. 

Painting Tinseltown Red

Painting Tinseltown Red

Just last week, the citizens of Los Angeles awoke to find these posters plastered on bus stops and public benches.

Rolling Stone: Men Who Abstain From Porn Are Dangerous Alt-Righters

Rolling Stone: Men Who Abstain From Porn Are Dangerous Alt-Righters

The fact that Rolling Stone attempts to cite science to justify porn and villainize self-control shows our lack of consensus on virtue.

When Guests Come In, Your TV Should Go Off

When Guests Come In, Your TV Should Go Off

Why is it that so many people leave their TV running when guests come over? What kind of message does that send?

Obama and Kanye on Woke Culture: ‘Get Over That Fast’

Obama and Kanye on Woke Culture: ‘Get Over That Fast’

Kanye and Obama have something in common. 

Copycatting Melania Trump

Copycatting Melania Trump

Melania Trump is a model first lady. We can learn a lot from her humility. 

When Will #MeToo Blow the Whistle on IVF Clinic Pornography?

When Will #MeToo Blow the Whistle on IVF Clinic Pornography?

IVF porn is one of those sordid things that everyone knows about but no one has the stomach to talk about.

Can Royalty and Victimhood Co-Exist?

Can Royalty and Victimhood Co-Exist?

Does material luxury remove immaterial problems? 

Let the Free Market Fight Chinese Censorship

Let the Free Market Fight Chinese Censorship

South Park, the NBA, and Blizzard show us that Americans still value freedom. 

Biological Male Wins Women’s Cycling World Championship

Biological Male Wins Women’s Cycling World Championship

Is it an affront to society's ability to meaningfully assess female sport performance when biological men begin to compete? 

LeBron James Echoes the American Olympic Officials Who Appeased Hitler

LeBron James Echoes the American Olympic Officials Who Appeased Hitler

The Olympic attitude towards Hitler's rise parallels LeBron's attitude towards China's abuses. 

How Playing Boardgames Can Help Us Live Better Lives
Why We Love Spiderman

Why We Love Spiderman

It's more than shooting webs or super strength. 

Ignoring Adult Porn Is a Disaster for Our Children

Ignoring Adult Porn Is a Disaster for Our Children

We tolerate adult pornography, but not child sexual abuse imagery. Why? 

The Media Must Stop Playing Armchair CEO

The Media Must Stop Playing Armchair CEO

Salary transparency might not be as fair as we might be led to think. 

Downton Abbey: Making Goodness Fashionable

Downton Abbey: Making Goodness Fashionable

Downton Abbey stunned the film industry this month by pulling in over $31 million at the box office opening weekend

Trump, Greta, and the Faint Heartbeat of American Humor

Trump, Greta, and the Faint Heartbeat of American Humor

A few people still know how to laugh at themselves and others.

In Defense of Jane Eyre

In Defense of Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre is a perennial novel for me. Yes, I teach it every year, but more importantly, I reread it every time. Not just a skim. A full read. And this is why.

Dave Chappelle and the Public Thirst for ‘Sticks and Stones’

Dave Chappelle and the Public Thirst for ‘Sticks and Stones’

Our moral outrage about Dave Chappelle speaks volumes.

Batman vs. Modern Art

Batman vs. Modern Art

Critiques of modern art, or anything, are perhaps done best with a healthy dose of good-natured humor.

50 Years Later, the Spirit of ’69 Feels Like a Hangover

50 Years Later, the Spirit of ’69 Feels Like a Hangover

What remains of 1969? One might recall some of Fonda’s last words in Easy Rider, “We blew it,” and think of them as an epitaph for an era as well as a film.

'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood': Remembering a Culture War That Never Happened

'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood': Remembering a Culture War That Never Happened

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is about a moment when something big happened, and historical trajectory shifted. Except, in the film, the moment is stopped from happening.

Stripchat Now Offering Free Sex Therapy

Stripchat Now Offering Free Sex Therapy

Stripchat claims to be a leader in mental and emotional well-being for its users, but the science indicates otherwise.

Department of Education to Probe Athletic Program Allowing Transgender Females to Compete With Girls

Department of Education to Probe Athletic Program Allowing Transgender Females to Compete With Girls

Does allowing for transgender females to compete in women's sports discriminate against biological females?

Robots Ready to Scoop Ice Cream Jobs

Robots Ready to Scoop Ice Cream Jobs

California isn’t nicknamed Commiefornia for nothing. 

Why Baby Strikes Won't Save the Planet

Why Baby Strikes Won't Save the Planet

Before you choose to birth strike for the uncertain good of the planet, it might be wise to consider these almost-certain truths.

What’s Killing Office Romances?

What’s Killing Office Romances?

One in ten Americans meet their spouse at work. However, in the mid-1990s, almost twice as many Americans met their spouse at work.

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