Grayson Quay

Grayson Quay

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Grayson Quay is a freelance writer. His work has been published in the Washington Times, the National Interest, Rare, and Townhall. He is a graduate of Grove City College, a former high school teacher, and a current M.A. student at Georgetown University. He enjoys writing poetry and listening to NPR. Follow him on Twitter @hemingquay

Recent blog posts by this author

The Christian Quote that Everyone Takes out of Context

“[E]very saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” A quick Google search for that Oscar Wilde quote will suffice to show just how popular it is. It’s been engraved into jewelry, tattooed onto skin, and posted on Pinterest over picturesque...

Be Careful Using the NPC Meme

If you spend as much time on the internet as I do (which you probably shouldn’t), you’ve likely seen plenty of expressionless, crudely-drawn gray faces popping up in your various feeds lately. A new meme has been born. For those not up to date...

Why Robin Williams’ Character from 'Dead Poets Society' is a Terrible Person

He’s an actor we all remember fondly, playing one of the most beloved characters in recent cinematic history in a movie that few in my chosen field of study, English Literature, regard as anything short of scripture. I’m speaking, of course, of...

#MeToo Falls to Tribalism

Even in the glory days of #MeToo, I had my reservations. But one aspect of the movement gave me hope: it seemed refreshingly nonpartisan. Democrats John Conyers and Al Franken toppled alongside Republicans Trent Franks and Blake Farenthold. If there...

How C.S. Lewis Predicted the PC War on Literature

What makes for a good book? There are many possible answers: beautiful prose, interesting characters, a well-crafted plot, and so on, all of which contribute to literature’s power to make us feel or experience things in new and different ways....

Finding Positive Masculinity in Pulp Fiction

In my first installment about the film Pulp Fiction, I used Jordan Peterson’s theory of order, chaos, and personal responsibility to interpret the actions of Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent (John Travolta). In this second installment, I want...

How One Deleted Scene Turns Star Wars into a Struggle Against Socialism

In the era of Disney, many long-time Star Wars fans have bemoaned the supposed infiltration of their favorite franchise by leftist ideology.   At first, I rolled my eyes at these objections, many of which remain patently absurd....

Goya’s Painting of Saturn Devouring His Son: A Study in Damnation 

It’s one of the most horrific images in the history of Western art.   As the myth goes, Saturn (or Cronus, as the Greeks called him) was king of the universe, but was warned by a prophecy that one day he would be overthrown by...

Why Christians Should Read Detective Fiction

As summer hits its halfway point, many of you may be eagerly awaiting your upcoming beach vacations. And with the beach comes “beach reading,” from Tom Clancy to Danielle Steele and everything in between.  To many educated people, the phrase...

What Jordan Peterson and Quentin Tarantino Understand About Chaos and Moral Responsibility

In the popular imagination, Quentin Tarantino has become something of a poster boy for style over substance. His films appear to be “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing,” perfectly embodying—with their senseless violence, unrealistic dialogue...

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