by Greg Olear
NEW PALTZ, N.Y.-
There are certain things in our culture that we assume everybody likes, probably because most people like them, myself included: the Beatles, Manhattan, George Clooney, draught beer, “Stairway to Heaven.”
There are things that most discriminating people aren’t down with that I am (Tom Cruise, Billy Joel).
Then there is the third category: things that most people like—things that cool people are supposed to like, even—that I simply don’t care for. Here, in no particular order, are some of those things: