‘Coming of Age’

November 28, 2012

At National Review Online, one Betsy Woodruff has an interesting discussion of two authors of the current popular culture, Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham.

Apatow and Dunham have a lot in common . . . .

But there’s an important difference between Apatow’s work and Dunham’s, and that is that Apatow tells and re-tells stories of growing up, while Dunham shows a group of women who stubbornly refuse to do so. Apatow shows characters learning the importance of responsibility and morality, while Dunham’s characters are largely devoid of the former and uninterested in the latter.

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Reuters reports that the FDA is considering regulating the salt content of our food.  Three things strike me:

1—First of all, what is this, England?*  Shouldn’t a major restriction on both our and food companies’ liberty at least require a vote by Congress or some other politically accountable actor or body?

2—This is supposed to be a free country.  Read the rest of this entry »