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  • n. Plural form of highbrow.


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  • They are built solid, but there ain't no light and heat in them, and yet, Abe, the highbrows which is kicking about the American style of plays is crazy about these here Norway and Sweden plays and want American theayter managers to put on plays like them.

    Potash and Perlmutter Settle Things

  • As to Conan, it's really sad that no one realized his brand of comedy; for the highbrows who enjoy movies like Step Brothers and The Hangover, would translate well to the Tonight Show.

    Jay Leno Gets THE TONIGHT SHOW Back; I’m Still with Coco –

  • Part of it is the highbrows think it's not demeaning to your intellect.

    In Midtown, a Gathering for Downton Divas

  • Never cozy with the art establishment—the highbrows at first didn't like his taste—he became an anti-snobbery snob, building a mansion just outside the city's border that opened in 1925 to exhibit the works not as a museum but as a school, teaching his own art theory and favoring working-class customers.

    The $25 Billion Art Move

  • Its slogan was "low culture for highbrows", so it got intellectual types to write about Madonna and the Simpsons.

    Can Toby Young's free school succeed?

  • Mr. Hancock's fine book, which can be ordered online from www., is a profusely illustrated, scrupulously researched chronicle of the Carnegie Hall concert that leaves only one question unanswered: Why did the King of Swing put his prestige on the line by playing a concert at America's best-known classical-music address at a time when jazz and popular music were still viewed with suspicion by most highbrows?

    The Unsure Artist

  • Many highbrows have been standing over boxing and counting it out these days.

    Gordon Marino: Pacquiao Lifts Boxing off the Canvas

  • Genre fiction does exist, and these day there is little left of the once-prevalent condescension of literary highbrows toward the popular literature.

    Rothfuss on Genre Fiction

  • One thing that I find interesting about Bosley Crowther's famous campaign against the movie, which didn't hurt Bonnie but cost Crowther his job as the New York Times movie critic, is that even though Crowther was the ultimate middlebrow critic, his attack on Bonnie and Clyde was very much in line with the things that highbrows used to criticize in Hollywood movies.

    My "Bonnie and Clyde" Problem

  • It's now commonplace to celebrate the kitschy pleasures of American movies, but when Kael first mounted her assault on the highbrows and the purists and discovered the art in Hollywood trash, it was the act of a cultural provocateur.

    The Passion Of Pauline


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