Category: Pop Culture

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

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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

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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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Chuck Collins: “Sorry We Missed You”

Ken Loach Exposes the Holes in the Gig Economy in his latest film

Jonah Raskin: A Review of The Call of the Wild (2020)

A Cinematic Fairy Tale for the Age of Environmental Disaster

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Sam Pizzigati: Football without Billionaires?

Why Not? Fed-up sports fans are stirring, and progressive pols worldwide are beginning to take notice

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