Category: Pop Culture
This formula of black victims and white saviors forms the core of how Hollywood portrays the struggle of black people
By beginning with Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” and then switching to Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is your Land,” Lady Gaga (Stefani Germanotta, 30) engaged in a subtle but very radical critique of the immigration and other policies of Donald J. Trump. Her switch at the end to quoting the pledge of allegiance with the Read more…
Can Kaepernick Save Us?
Technology now makes it possible for the smart ones to circumvent those laborious spans of time and effort, and to generate what may properly be nomenclatured selfie forms of greatness
The most successful quarterback in the NFL is being willingly used as a way to deodorize an agenda animated by division and hatred
A look at violence in the U.S.
Occasionally entertainment and politics intersect, often hitting a false note. You never want your screenplay to be, as they say in Hollywood, “on the nose.” You have to step sideways away from ordinary news and address some dimension of the human condition to make art. But in moments of national crisis, stars feel a need Read more…
Leonard Cohen’s lyrics are both prophetic and startlingly contemporary
‘I don’t know if a lot of people feel if this song is true any more, and I’m not sure that it is, but I know that it ought to be.’
Cleveland’s baseball team comes onto the national stage with the most spectacularly racist logo in professional sports: Chief Wahoo