There’s a fabulous new book Why Cities Lose by Jonathan Rodden on the urban-rural phenomenon, which is as critical as you say. Here’s my essay on his book and the 150 year history of how Dems became synonymous with density.
This is brilliant. Expanding on , I would guess that modern art appreciation correlates with college education and Big Five "openness"—which are proxies for being an urban resident. And every city hates Trump.