Explore the debate and science of Popular Culture.

May 16, 2019

Episode #28: The Civility Trap with Rusty Reno

Peter Wood

What purpose does civility serve? How can it be misused? Listen in as I discuss these questions and more with Rusty Reno.

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January 24, 2019

Episode #12: Elitist Status Symbols with Darel Paul

Peter Wood

Peter W. Wood sits down with Darel Paul, a professor of political science at Wiliams College and author of From Tolerance to Equality.

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March 5, 2018

The Oscars, Oppression, and Our Mal-educated Citizenry

Keli Carender

The Oscars are yet another example of how American civics education has been corrupted.

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October 9, 2014

Oh No Pomo: Further Proof of the Rejection of Postmodernism

Carol Iannone

Literature lovers are pushing back against indiscriminate veneration of the avant garde. 

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April 28, 2014

High Art Deserves a High Place in Higher Education

Peter Wood

Will the fine arts ever feel like native inhabitants of the university, or will they always be little guests?

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February 20, 2014

NAS vs. Nas

Peter Wood

The National Association of Scholars (NAS) is sometimes confused with the hip hop artist and actor, Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, widely known as Nas. The mistake is understandable.  Here’s how...

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December 13, 2013

Test Your Knowledge: Christmas Pop Culture

Glenn Ricketts

From 34th Street to Charlie Brown to the Grinch, Christmas has had enormous influence on popular culture. 

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January 15, 2013

Teacher Movie Mythology and Won't Back Down

Peter Cohee

While most movies about teachers seem mythical, the recent movie Won't Back Down is a different type of teacher movie.

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