Rachel Kraus discovers her own Anglophilia through television shows like 'The Great British Baking Show."
The Cultural Omnivore is a monthly column by Rachel Kraus about art, media, and the real world.
When it Comes to Fire and Fury, Does “New Journalism” Hold Lessons for Reporting on the Trump Administration?
Rachel Kraus wonders if we can use New Journalism as a way to understand Michael Wolff's controversial "Fire and Fury."
Why “Disaster Porn” Storm Reporting is So Tantalizing — And Destructive
Rachel Kraus on sensationalized "disaster porn" storm reporting, and why it hurts more than it helps.
Dissecting Donald and Ivanka’s Relationship, with the Help of Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy”
Sylvia Plath's venomous poem "Daddy" sheds some light on the relationship between Donald and Ivanka Trump.
Stopping Global Warming Doesn’t Have to Be “Inconvenient”
Sitting in the back of a Doubletree Hotel courtesy van, exhausted, I fielded questions about why in the world I …
How Music Reveals the Pitfalls — and Possibilities — of Patriotism
With 4th of July around the corner, I have found myself wondering how we sustain pride in our country during …
The Leftovers Series Finale Shows That Maybe the “Big Questions” Don’t Need Answers
As Jonah Ryan prepares to convert to Judaism on Season 6 Episode 7 of HBO’s Veep, the gawky blusterer is …
Was S-Town’s John B. McLemore a Poetic Genius?
In the last lines of the seemingly open-ended podcast S-Town, produced by the makers of This American Life and Serial, …