White men — what are they thinking? What do they think about what they think? Is it good to write thinkpieces on thinking about how white men think?

It’s hard to believe we’re now so far from the “post-feminist” moment of the 1990s and early 2000s. We find ourselves in a very different place today.

What a difference five weeks of pointless, mind-numbing misery, humiliation, and dysfunction makes, huh?  Our big wet president […]

The student: Since the beginning of time, man has reached for greater heights. The talking head: The situation […]

Like The Andy Griffith Show, the near total absence of black characters on The Beverly Hillbillies made the show’s southernness more viable to its millions of viewers. It taught them that erasing was easier than confronting the weighty problem of white southern racism.

Sometimes, you have a dream whose metaphorical meaning is so thuddingly obvious it almost seems too much. The […]

America’s preposterous debate over “civility” in politics has somehow tumbled into Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, of all places.  Friday […]

One of the few (very few) pleasures of having cable and paying out an obscene amount of money […]