Category: Pop Culture

John Sayles: “If They Can Do It by Busting a Union, They’ll Do It”

Interview about how Matewan happened, Will Oldham’s acting career, the Writer’s Guild, and whether the long decline of labor unions in America can ever be turned around

Joe Emersberger: Amazon’s Anti-Venezuela Propaganda

Amazon’s new anti-Venezuela TV series and the media complicity surrounding it

Adam Sweeting: DA Pennebaker obituary

Maker of idiosyncratic documentary films including Dont Look Back, about Bob Dylan’s 1965 UK tour

Peter Certo: Does the Super Bowl Feel Too Political? Thank Militarism

The staging of professional sports events is deeply political. It’s only when someone breaks character that we notice it

Bruce Lerro: Why Hasn’t Socialism Captivated Working Class?

Nationalism, Religion and Sports Have Captivated the Working Class. Why Hasn’t Socialism?

Michael Albert: Hollywood On My Mind

With Hollywood on my mind, I continue to seek a good outcome. I figure it won’t be Marvel, but maybe a new franchise can emerge focused on films seeking fundamental societal change

Dave Zirin: Colin Kaepernick’s celebrity allies

The NFL and Roger Goodell can speak elliptically all they want about “listening” to players, but as long as Kaepernick is sidelined, the NFL’s cowardice will be on display

Dave Zirin: Sports History

Interview on Ali, Kap, MJ & More

William Astore: Why Can’t We Just Play Ball?

The Militarization of Sports and the Redefinition of Patriotism

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: An open letter to the NFL’s owners

To deny professional athletes the right to express dissent in a peaceful manner is a disgrace to the Constitution, the opposite of patriotism and shameful moral weakness

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