The Left once tried to own the legacy of America’s Bicentennial, but ran into ideological and structural roadblocks all too familiar today.

In the turbulent 1970s, the balm of pop cultural nostalgia set the tone for today’s political reaction.

No film genre in Hollywood’s golden age was more urban to its core than noir. The word conjures […]

When Americans said no to self-sacrifice, and a President.

The year is 1979.  America is awash in a sea of polyester, flared trousers, and long hair, bouncing […]

In the summer of 1977 a movie hit the multiplexes, twin cinemas, and dwindling drive-ins of America like […]

Don’t underestimate the Airplane, even if it’s easy to do. Sure, none of their other music exceeds the […]

In her review of 2015’s The Last Love Song, Tracy Daugherty’s biography of famed writer Joan Didion, Meghan […]