By: Joshua Glenn
A 1911 exposé of a mutant species with high brows
Skepticism, cynicism, irony, and contempt vs. the BIP
A scene from STRIPES (1981)
Rebooting is no nostalgia trip — nor is it snarkily ironic.
Joshua Glenn on a panel from TALES TO ASTONISH (1962)
A scene from CLAMBAKE (1967)
He began as a critic of Middlebrow, but was suborned by it.
Middlebrow ads on HiLobrow?
By: Matthew Battles
Cliff Edwards & the danger of a tiny instrument.
The kitschification of the pipe.
“No Context” is an origin myth for Nobrow.
Alfred Lambert’s prehistoric golf shoes — from The Corrections.
The man who rescued Harper’s from Middlebrow.
By: Charlie Jane Anders
Put Joseph Campbell back on the shelf, already!