Category: Pop Culture

Adam Hochschild: Me Tarzan, You Adam

How I Met the Ghosts of My Own Work in a Local Multiplex

Sam Kriss: Resist Pokémon Go

If Pokémon Go could resemble the best of childhood, it might have some value. What it actually does is very different

Vincent Emanuele: Killer Cops, Deranged Veterans and Pokémon Go: Welcome to America!

For the first time in history, large segments of White Americans are seeing what Black Americans have been experiencing for centuries

Marta Figlerowicz: The Gatekeepers Aren’t Gone

Viral content seems democratic. But it’s still mostly controlled by big media companies

Mike King: The “Free State of Jones” in Trump’s America: Freedom Beyond White Imagination

“[H]istory is literally present in all that we do. It could scarcely be otherwise, since it is to history that we owe our frames of reference, our identities, and our aspirations. And it is with great pain and terror that… one begins to assess the history which has placed one where one is, and formed Read more…

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

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

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

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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