Katrina Trinko

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Our Modern World’s Inability to Understand Fairy Tales

It’s not fair. This refrain—so quick to be invoked by young children, who seem to develop a thirst for justice very young indeed—may seem like a curious place to begin in defense of fairy tales. But let me explain. But to backtrack a...

How the Media Just Created a Powerful New Lie About Trump

If you’ve been scanning news headlines in the past 24 hours, you might have read that President Donald Trump on Wednesday called immigrants “animals.” Here are a few of the headlines: “During Roundtable, Trump Calls Some Unauthorized...

11 ‘Jokes’ From Liberal, Mean Girl Comedian at DC Journalists Dinner

Editor’s note: Due to the ribald nature of Michelle Wolf’s set, some of the jokes in this article are crass and not family-friendly. At the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner Saturday, comedian Michelle Wolf took aim over and over...

Our Narcissistic Age Could Use Some ‘Casablanca’ Values

Casablanca never could have been made today. The classic movie, which turned seventy-five this year, features themes that would never fly in today’s world: that personal happiness is not the most important goal; that feelings ought to be ignored...

What ‘Fixer Upper’ Taught Us About Marriage

In their years on HGTV’s show, Fixer Upper, hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines achieved far more than merely getting Americans to embrace open floor plans and shiplap; they made marriage look fun again. The Texas couple’s decision to end the show after...

Amy Schumer: Unlikely but Persuasive Defender of Marriage

Amy Schumer seems like an unlikely critic of the sexual revolution. But in her new memoir, The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, the often ribald comedian writes of her parents’ marriages (three apiece) and divorces in a way that reads like fodder...