"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell
April 1966 cover of TIME — Swinging London

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Philip K. Dick in Gary Panter's ROZZ TOX MANIFESTO T-shirtPhilip K. Dick in Gary Panter's ROZZ TOX MANIFESTO T-shirt

Those born from 1924-33 are nearly impervious to Middlebrow’s discourse.


The most widely known American anthropologist since Margaret Mead, CLIFFORD GEERTZ (1926-2006) was instrumental in turning anthropology into the respectable and (more importantly) theory-poachable discipline it became in the 1970s and ’80s. How? Though he turned out plenty of thorough monographs, Geertz was anthropology’s greatest stylist, tout court, and the essay form constrained him most […]