Remakes, reboots, and sequels like The Lion King, Top Gun, and Iron Man dominate at the box office… even though critics and audiences prefer original content...
Clay RoutledgeThis is a fascinating and fun exploration of nostalgia in pop culture and includes some thoughts from me, research my colleagues and I have conducted, and related research from other fields.
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. The 2017 data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) provide valuable insight into adolescent suicide trends; these data show that, overall, the...
The Hefners are gone, and so is the magazine’s short-lived ban on nudity — as well as virtually anyone on the staff over 35.
Clay RoutledgePlayboy goes all in on woke capitalism. "In the office, members of the staff use terms like “intersectionality,” “sex positivity,” “privileging” and “lived experience” to describe their editorial vision — and tout their feminist credentials."
'Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood' celebrates values that have been repeatedly dismissed as dangerous and outdated.
Clay RoutledgeThis by @CaitlinPacific is the best Once Upon a Time in Hollywood review I've read. I know I've said this before but Tarantino is a master of pop culture nostalgia and in this film he reveals a deeper nostalgia that is more intimate and existential.
U.S.—With the Democratic primary debates in full swing, many fact-checking websites are preparing to review candidates’ statements for accuracy. Thankfully, Snopes, the most unbiased fact-checking website ever, has found a way to expedite their...
The Education Department is looking into a tactic that has been used in some Chicago suburbs, in which wealthy parents transfer legal guardianship of their college-bound children to relatives or friends so the teens can claim financial aid.
Clay RoutledgeSome wealthy parents, often with the guidance of college consultant companies, are transferring guardianship of their college-bound kids to friends or relatives so they can access financial assistance designed for the poor.
In political debates about incidents of police officers shooting and killing Americans, a consistent narrative has emerged: There is an epidemic of white police officers targeting unarmed African Americans—the reason being that America’s police...
A study saying they do exhibits a common problem with polls
Clay RoutledgeI think Democrats and Republicans often do misunderstand each other in a number of important ways but @NGrossman81 offers some good points here about weaknesses/limitations in surveys on this issue. Worth a read.
Devotees of reality TV may think that stay-at-home moms are more common among the rich—think the “ Real Housewives” of Orange County, of Beverly Hills, of Atlanta, and so on. By contrast, close observers of American family life may think...