politics

How the 1990s Wave of Neo-Nazi Movies Predicted Life in 2019

Have you ever heard of a movie called Neo Ned? It stars a young Jeremy Renner as a dimwitted skinhead, committed to a mental institution…

A Delicious Cultural History of Throwing Food and Drink at People We’re Pissed At

It’s Valentine’s Day, which means hopes are high the night will be filled with steamy innuendo and romantic gestures. But with high hopes come high…

Would Tony Soprano Be a MAGA Guy?

The Sopranos, the greatest television series in the history of the medium, is so baroque and richly layered that we’re still teasing out its ambiguities…

How Diapers Became an Icon of Modern Political Discourse

Disposable diapers: a modern marvel, but environmentally controversial. American children soil around 20 billion of them every year. The market for adult diapers is surging…