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

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

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

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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