Leslie Savan

Contributor, Guardian America

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Regular contributor to Guardian America and three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism; author of Slamdunks and No-Brainers: Pop Language in Your Life, The Media and Like…Whatever

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Hillary Clinton 's new momentum has political junkies fixated on the influence of popular culture on politics.

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Hillary Clinton 's new momentum has political junkies fixated on the influence of popular culture on politics.

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