Between Mass Culture and Mid Culture lies the Upper Middle Brow

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"Its purpose is to make consciousness safe for the upper middle class. The salient characteristic of that class, as a moral entity, is a kind of Victorian engorgement with its own virtue. Its need is for an art that will disturb its self-delight." - William Deresiewicz

From Upper Middle Brow: The Culture of the Creative Class for The American Scholar.

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    The Charlie Kaufman-esque irony being this article itself, and the concept of categorizing culture into buckets, is...