Consuming too many empty tabloid calories and not enough high-culture fiber? Let us help you get back on a balanced diet. Three delicious pairings:
The low-brow: Britney Spears' lackluster cover of “All That She Wants” by Ace of Bace is strangely compelling.
The high-brow: Master essayist Joseph Epstein’s looks at the six-hour PBS documentary “The Jewish Americans” in the National Endowment for the Humanities journal.
The high-brow: Nikil Saval eviscerates “I’m Not There” auteur Todd Haynes (and barely spares Bob Dylan) in N+1.
The low-brow: Did ICanHasCheezburger really need to weigh in on the death of Heath Ledger?
The high-brow: Poetry Magazine has long ode to the poet Frank Stanford, a “swamprat Rimbaud” who once wrote “I don’t believe in tame poetry…Poetry busts guts.”