Or does middlebrow entertainment become appealing only when it has aged into a minority taste?
The absurdly successful Gwyn Barry is a hilarious take on middlebrow, narcissistic celebrity authors.
I'm not lauching into a middlebrow sermon here about our violence-drenched culture.
[T]here is an alarmingly wide chasm, I might almost say a vacuum, between the high-brow, who considers reading either as a trade or as a form of intellectual wrestling, and the low-brow, who is merely seeking for gross thrills. It is to be hoped that culture will soon be democratized through some less conventional system of education, giving rise to a new type that might be called the middle-brow, who will consider books as a source of intellectual enjoyment. ["The Nation," Jan, 25, 1912]
: a middlebrow magazine/ middlebrow audiencenoun
A person of average intelligence and taste (1925+)