Articles

Selected and Categorized Articles from David Masciotra’s Archive.

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Arts & Culture

Nerd Land and the Left – Splice Today: January 14, 2014                                                Books to Transform Your Sad Life - The Daily Beast: January 1, 2014                                   Duck Dynasty, Gays, Christians, The Bible - Splice Today: January 1, 2014                        A Cozy Allegory in a Cozy Mystery – Splice Today: December 28, 2013                               The Legend of Brown Dog: A Hero Gets His Due – The Daily Beast: December 7, 2013 Atheist Ex Pastor’s Mission to Red State America – The Daily Beast: November 17, 2013 Video Games Are Not the New Novels - The American Conservative: October 11, 2013   How America’s Culture of Hustling is Dark and Empty (Interview with Morris Berman) – The Atlantic: August 13, 2013                                                                                           Rock for Republicans? How The GOP Misunderstands John Mellencamp – The American Conservative: July 2, 2013                                                                                              James Gandolfini Changed TV Forever – The Atlantic: June 20, 2013                               Kid Rock, Progressive Hero: Why He’s Right to Charge $20 Per Ticket – The Atlantic: April 22, 2012                                                                                                                 Where’s The Faith? Try Crime Novels – The Daily Beast: March 10, 2013                   Queen of Disco: The Legend of Sylvester  – PopMatters: February 13, 2013             Getting Away With Murder: A Conversation with Warren Haynes – PopMatters: January 9, 2013                                                                                                                                             David Foster Wallace: The Postmodern Traditionalist – The Daily Beast: November 2, 2012                                                                                                                                     Into the Noir Mystic: A Conversation about Injustice, Evil, and Redemption with James Lee Burke - Los Angeles Review of Books: September 9, 2012                                       The Love of Light: Gore Vidal, 1925 – 2012 – PopMatters: August 22, 2012
What Happened to Romance and Joy in Music? - PopMatters: August 14, 2012
Searching For The Meaning of Life: A Massive Norwegian Memoir Hits American Shores - The Millions: July 16, 2012
Caped Crusaders and The Flight From Society – Front Porch Republic: July 11, 2012
Remedial Reader: The Essential Richard Russo – The Daily Beast: June 20, 2012
The Drummer Who Could Make You Cry, Levon HelmThe Daily Beast: April 19, 2012
Revisiting ‘The Bodyguard': A Romantic Blockbuster for Adults – PopMatters: March 15, 2012
Real Life Intensity: A Conversation with Warren Haynes – PopMatters: February 22, 2012
As The Spirit Moves Mary: The Life and Art of Mary J. Blige – PopMatters: December 9, 2011
All That We Learned About Livin': John Mellencamp’s Legacy – PopMatters: November 16, 2011
We Piss Anywhere: Sympathy for Mick JaggerPopMatters: September 12, 2011
The Human Collision: A Conversation with Matt Nathanson – PopMatters: August 10, 2011
Adult Education: Living and Learning at a Hall and Oates Show – PopMatters: July 7, 2011
Drop The Needle and Pray: Clarence Clemons, 1942 – 2011PopMatters: July 1, 2011
The Gospel of Manhood: Keith Richards, Ernest Hemingway, and Finding the GoodBlurt: June 28, 2011
The Ferocious Morality of David Foster Wallace – PopMatters: April 20, 2011
Timely Resurgence: A Conversation with Daryl Hall – Glide Magazine: January 6, 2011
Jim Harrison: Code of the Rural Hero – The Daily Yonder: June 18, 2010
Friday Night Lights: Rural Mojo on TV – The Daily Yonder: May 14, 2010
Destroy Your iPod - True/Slant: March 22, 2010
Flying Alone: Edward Hopper and America’s Night Side – PopMatters: June 13, 2008

Sex

Mark Sanford, Romantic Hero – The Atlantic: May 8, 2013                                                Why So Few Use Condoms – The Atlantic: April 29, 2013                                                      The Real Problem With Hooking Up: Bad Sex – The Atlantic: April 1, 2013                      The Way You Do The Things You Do: Sex Education and Smokey Robinson – PopMatters: September 18, 2012                                                                                       Get a Leg Up: The Power of Angelina Jolie’s Pose – PopMatters: March 14, 2012
Selling Sex: The Media, Fantasy, and How I Fell in Love with Britney Spears- PopMatters: May 10, 2011
We’ve Got Tonight: Love and Sex According to the Bob Seger ManualGlide Magazine: January 25, 2011
Straight Hair, Flat Culture: Fear and Loathing of Black Sexuality – The Black Commentator: July 1, 2010

Politics & Social Criticism

Mike Pence Leads Way Against Government Bloat – The Indianapolis Star: December 23 State Has No Business Banning Gay Marriage – The Indianapolis Star: December 10, 2013                                                                                                                                               Why Indy Prospered and Detroit Declined – The Indianapolis Star: November 23, 2013 Obama’s Failures Highlight Private Sector’s SuperiorityThe Indianapolis Star: November 1, 2013                                                                                                                                       The Government Shutdown That Wasn’t - The Indianapolis Star: October 18, 2013              Living Wage is Missing on College Campuses – The Indianapolis Star: September 27, 2013                                                                                                                                        Obama’s Policies In Conflict with King’s Legacy - The Indianapolis Star: September 16, 2013                                                                                                                                      Authoritarianism Comes From Left and Right – The Indianapolis Star: August 26, 2013 Obama Administration Robs Words of Their Meaning – The Indianapolis Star: August 9, 2013                                                                                                                                   Mitch Daniels Should Have Been Open Minded About Howard Zinn – The Indianapolis Star: July 25, 2013                                                                                                               America Should Embrace Immigration – The Indianapolis Star: July 17, 2013                Stop Crying Racism, Sexism – The Indianapolis Star: July 5, 2013                              Obama Administration Riddled with Scandal, but Americans YawnThe Indianapolis Star: June 27, 2013                                                                                                                Political Correctness About to Get Worse on College Campuses – The Indianapolis Star: June 12, 2013                                                                                                                     Senators Durbin’s and Kirk’s ‘Elitist, White Boy’ Plan to Fight Gangs is Right – The Atlantic: June 7, 2013                                                                                                               The True Face of Government – Scandal, Corruption – The Indianapolis Star: May 30, 2013 Craft Beer Shows Why Americans Should Toast Deregulation – The Indianapolis Star: May 16, 2013                                                                                                                                     …Nanny State Attack on Freedom, Person Choice – The Indianapolis Star: May 10, 2013 Indiana vs. Illinois: Fiscal Sanity Reigns in One While The Other Has Lost Its Mind – The Indianapolis Star: April 14, 2013                                                                                      Purdue’s Mitch Daniels May Save Students, Families Money–And Higher Education from ItselfThe Indianapolis Star: March 21, 2013                                                                       Deleting The Individual: Big Data and Presidential Campaigns – Front Porch Republic: March 19, 2013                                                                                                                    The Culture of Guns? What About The Culture of Narcissism? - Front Porch Republic: December 22, 2012                                                                                                                              America: What Happened? A Sneak Preview of the “Other” Twilight Saga – Truthout: November 2, 2012                                                                                                            What Are You Thinking?: An Open Letter to President Obama’s Supporters - Counterpunch: October 26, 2012                                                                                       The Dangerous Alliance of Big Government and Big Business – Front Porch Republic: October 5, 2012                                                                                                                What Ten Books To Read For the Election Season - The Daily Beast: September 6, 2012                                                                                                                                    Black History is American History - Relevant: February 22, 2012
Michael Moore vs. Jon Stewart: The Self-Destruction of The American Left – PopMatters: October 24, 2011
The Friendship of Mourning: What America Forgot After 9/11 – Truthout: October 9, 2011
A Big Lunch: Cheeseburgers, Oysters, and Decentralization on a Road Trip Through Indiana – Front Porch Republic: August 2, 2011
iHero: Steve Jobs, Fred Shuttlesworth, and Modern Heroism - Relevant: November 21, 2011
De-Normalize Your Brain: Charlie Sheen as Prophet – PopMatters: March 31, 2011
Find The Dude in Your Own Life- Dudespaper: March 3, 2011
The Rich Get Richer and The Young Go Deep Into Debt – BuzzFlash: December 6, 2010
Sipping The Tea Party – The Daily Yonder: April 22, 2010
End Slave Internships – True/Slant: April 3, 2010
America Neglects Springsteen’s Message – Washington Post: March 23, 2010
An American Mutant: A Three Part Series on the Man-Child (Part 3) – True/Slant: March 18, 2010
An American Mutant: A Three Part Series on the Man-Child (Part 2) – True/Slant: March 11, 2010
An American Mutant: A Three Part Series on the Man-Child (Part 1) – True/Slant: March 4, 2010
Stay Put and Start the RevolutionThe Daily Yonder: January 21, 2010

Spirituality & Life

Examining the Many Novels on Jesus Christ – The Daily Beast: December 24, 2012 Takin’ It Easy for Us Sinners: The Dude and Jesus Christ – PopMatters: November 20, 2012

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