Luis Parrales

Luis Parrales is an associate editor for arts and culture at The Dispatch and based in Virginia. Prior to joining the company in 2023, he worked in campus outreach and as a research associate at the American Enterprise Institute. He is a contributing editor of American Purpose and a Graduate Institute student at St. John's College in Annapolis. When he is not editing for The Dispatch, he is probably planning ahead on his Oscar predictions and ranking his top ten movies of the year.

Luis Parrales

Is Colorblindness the Answer?

‘The End of Race Politics’ by Coleman Hughes argues for removing race from our public and private lives.

The Oscars in an Age of Distraction

Our arts and culture editor predicts who will win at the 2024 Academy Awards.

Debate: The Future of Family Policy

How conservatives should think about welfare.

The Dispatch Monthly Mailbag With Luis Parrales

Our assistant editor answers your questions.

How ‘American Fiction’ Satirizes Wokeness

A thoughtful new comedy skewers progressive pieties around race.

Is the Cure to Male Loneliness … ‘Her’?

Spike Jonze’s AI romance remains a timely meditation on the wonders of and obstacles to intimacy.

The Privileged Few

‘The Holdovers’ shows that privilege is real but that the divisions it creates are not insurmountable.

A New Organization Enters the Battle Over Academic Freedom

The American Academy of Sciences and Letters hopes to reform academia from within and from the outside.

Worried About Inequality? Fix Marriage.

Two-parent marriages are still key to a flourishing society.

To Understand ‘Oppenheimer,’ Look Back at Prometheus

Christopher Nolan’s film, like the Greek myth, refuses to simply glorify its protagonist.