Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture, Reviews
Mulan (2020) Sullies the Legacy of a Heroine
Frank Olechnowicz October 2, 2020
If you’re looking for a Disney movie that conveys life-serving virtues and values, I passionately recommend watching (or re-watching) the 1998 animated Mulan—and abstaining from the 2020 live-action remake.
Arts & Culture, Good Living, History
How Travel Can Foster a Personal Renaissance
Joseph Kellard September 17, 2020
I once found it difficult to relate to the excitement travelers expressed at walking the same streets their heroes did centuries earlier. Not so after walking through cities where a hero of mine revolutionized art and science.
Arts & Culture, Biographies, Science & Technology
Remembering Grant Imahara: Mythbuster Extraordinaire
William Nauenburg September 3, 2020
Thanks in large part to Grant Imahara’s engineering brilliance, the myth that science is a purely academic realm reserved solely for people in white lab coats was thoroughly busted.
Arts & Culture, Biographies, History
John Singer Sargent and the Art of Elegance
Timothy Sandefur August 20, 2020
More than any of his contemporaries, Sargent expressed the glamour that emerging capitalism made possible. Yet that is just what made him incomprehensible or unacceptable to later artists and critics.
Arts & Culture, Economics, Reviews
Animal Crossing: New Horizons by Nintendo EPD
Tim White August 6, 2020
Animal Crossing: New Horizons serves as a glowing endorsement of both the economic and social aspects of capitalism. Although the game is targeted primarily at children, it’s also hugely popular with adults and is designed to appeal to people of all ages.
Arts & Culture
Raise a Glass of Trader José’s in Support of this ‘Fearless Flyer’
Jon Hersey July 31, 2020
Those who oppose the irrational trend of finding offense in everything should applaud Trader Joe’s—and celebrate with some ice-cold Trader José’s Mexican-style lager.