NEW YORK TIMES: Pop Culture Puts Spin on Grim Realities of Obama Presidency. “President Obama, the optimistic candidate of hope and change. Five and a half years into his presidency, Mr. Obama has had a powerful impact on the nation’s popular culture. But what many screenwriters, novelists and visual artists have seized on is not an inspirational story of the first black president. Instead they have found more compelling story lines in the darker, morally fraught parts of Mr. Obama’s legacy.”

You know, basically everything except the first black president part. Interesting to see this in the NYT, though. Plus: “The difference for Mr. Obama may be the gap between what his supporters expected and what they now see.” Ya think?