Frodo and Samwise ended in disappointment.
Arwen was not the first older woman to prefer younger men.
Tolkien is either poor at writing women or the Trilogy is primarily a homosocial tale. I’m inclined towards the latter assessment.
The Western media has fallen for Putin’s self-delusion: the Olympics is not all about Putin.
Patriotism is anachronistic.
America has no culture, traditional or otherwise. What it does have is commerce.
Stuart Hall’s theorization of the politics of identity and popular culture was path-breaking in its time. He never succumbed to the trendy politics of theory which led cultural studies into a morass of self-defeating, moralizing recriminations.