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‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Is Well-Meaning Nothingness

Straining to be compassionate to a red-state world it doesn’t understand, this starry Hollywood adaptation of the controversial J.D. Vance memoir demonstrates that empathy is less important than genuine curiosity

The Blue-Collar Workers Going Green

Socially conscious and transient, the new blue-collar face of the green energy movement sees opportunities where their elders don’t. Now can they save small-town America?

Remember Who’s Feeding You Your Oscar-Bait Poverty Porn

When America wants easy, comforting answers, books like ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ — and Ivy League asshole J.D. Vance — provide them

Yeah, We Don’t Need Millionaires Doing Blue-Collar Cosplay

Armie Hammer didn’t get a ‘job’ in construction — he was on vacation