Thursday, June 16, 2005

Shorter David Brooks

David goes to his basement and digs up his rose-colored glasses.

Ah, for the good old days when we had accessible culture in this country.

The reason that Time and Newsweek don’t cover “middlebrow” culture any more is because now there are plenty of other outlets that cover it better and with more insight…like People and E! And if the 1950’s and 1960’s aspired to better things culturally, they had an odd way of showing it — if anything our popular culture was just as much about personalities then as it is now: Elvis, Marilyn, The Rat Pack, et cetera. One thing they did better back then was automobile styling…except for the Edsel.