Wednesday, February 4, 2009

SNARK is spreading....

Sophomoric humor, bitterness, trash talk, and a weakening public discourse are all symbols of our culture today.  How did we get here and what does it say about our future.  Distinguished film critic David Denby refers to all of this as SNARK.  When Obama said it was time to put away "childish things," one of them may have been SNARK.  It now appears, more than ever, that our society and our celebrity culture operates like high school, with money.

My conversation with Denby: