Category: Pop Culture

Cara Lisa Berg Powers: ‘T’ Is For The Troubling Changes On ‘Sesame Street’

Take down the lights, knock down the studio walls, and let’s take it back to the street

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John Feffer: The Music of Hopelessness

From the comfortable alt-rock of PJ Harvey to the hypnotic antagonism of Anohni, new protest music offers a relief from the official rhythms of war and peace

Adam Szetela: Beyoncé’s “Formation” and the Boutique Activism of the Left

“Formation” does, in the end, embody the meaningful intervention that identity politics can stage. It is, for many black Americans, empowering

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Auset Marian Lewis: Hip-hop: Revolution or Revulsion

Hip-hop in America has not liberated us from college debt, police brutality, prison infamy, Clarence Thomas, Donald Trump or the one percent

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David Swanson: The Killer Drone Lovers Have Their Movie

This is Obama’s dream eulogy when the first drone warrior king is finally laid to rest

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George Lakey: Michael Moore gives a comedic boost to the US learning curve

The film “Where to Invade Next” gives me hope that human beings are not a species condemned to ignorance and cruelty

Margot Pepper: Living with Trumbo Under the Blacklist

If any movie deserves an Oscar this February 28, it is “Trumbo” with Bryan Cranston as best actor

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Dave Zirin: Beyoncé Wins the Super Bowl

Viewers witnessed one of the most political halftime shows in Super Bowl history

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Noam Chomsky: Super Bowl Special & Cam Newton: The Bridge to Somewhere

Noam Chomsky talks about the gladiatorial spectacle before us, re-lives his early love affair with baseball, talks about the phenomena of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, and his Super Bowl pick

Andrew Stewart: Why the Oscars Don’t Deserve People of Color

When one understands that the Oscars were founded as pro-capitalist, then a certain disparity becomes obvious

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