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In partnership with the new fiction publishing platform Liberty Island, PJ Lifestyle is going to begin promoting and co-hosting a series of debates and discussions about popular culture. The goal is to figure out what works and what doesn’t so that in the future we can promote and create better fiction and culture of our own. These are public brainstorming sessions for writers and culture advocates interested in developing a more vibrant popular culture. You’re invited to submit your answers to any of these questions — or a related one of your own! — that interests you:

A) in the comments

B) Via email to PJ Lifestyle editor Dave Swindle.

C) at your blog, then let us know in the comments or via email. 

The most interesting answers may be linked, crossposted, or published at PJ Lifestyle. See this week’s previous questions, focusing on music: Wednesday’s “Who Are the Greatest Female Vocalists Of All Time?” Tuesday’s “Who Are the Greatest Country Music Artists Everyone Should Have In Their Collection?” and Monday’s Are Black Sabbath and the Rolling Stones Better Than the Beatles?

 Also check out the previous weeks’ writing prompts and email in your thoughts on any questions that strike your fancy: 5 Geek Questions To Provoke Debates About the Future of Sci-Fi and Fantasy5 Controversial Questions To Inspire Spirited Debates About Music.



Walter Hudson: Kanye West’s Ingenious Solution to Racism


Bethany Mandel: Where Is It Still Acceptable to Be Homophobic?

Bridget Johnson: The 20 Best Rap Songs

David P. Goldman: Jay Z’s American Fascism

Bridget Johnson: Kerry Tweets Fist-Bumping with Snoop from State Department Account

This week we’re talking about music genres. What debate questions do you want to see featured next?


Dave Swindle: Why Kanye West Is an Antisemite



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