Category: Pop Culture

Joseph G. Ramsey: Beyond “Missed Opportunities”

How Should Revolutionaries respond to Judas and the Black Messiah?

Ed Rampell: All Power to the Pictures! Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah performs a valuable service, traveling back in time to present an extremely entertaining, compelling, vivid dramatization of the Black Panthers

David Stern: What Will the Biden Administration Do to Protect the Performing Arts?

Yes, a bailout is in order, but the situation is far more complicated than that

Sophie Benson: That’s advertainment: reality TV and product placement

The insidious role of unethical advertising in reality TV – and in the offscreen careers of its stars

Ramzy Baroud: Debunking the ‘Opium of the People’ Maxim

Football is about Politics and Class Struggle

Howard Bryant: The reality of Black pain is breaking American sports’ status quo

Unlike 2014 and the years that followed, the players have sent a message: For a public that expects performance while being indifferent or hostile to the bodies that live inside the jerseys, they will be seen in full dimension, or, sometimes, not at all

Dave Zirin: NBA Players Face the Question: To Boycott or Not to Boycott

Many players feel the issues of racial justice and stopping police violence are pressing, now is not the time for pro basketball

David Sims: Spike Lee Has Made His Most Ambitious Film Yet

Da 5 Bloods is a searing Vietnam War epic that speaks to this moment

Marzena Zukowska: The spoils of playing war

Video games play a key role in sustaining the global military-industrial complex

Robert Lipsyte: Reopening Day 2020?

Big-Time Spectator Sports Are the Last Things We Need

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