Category: Pop Culture

Christopher Lebron: ‘Black Panther’ Is Not the Movie We Deserve

Why should I accept the idea of black American disposability from a man in a suit, whose name is synonymous with radical uplift but whose actions question the very notion that black lives matter?

Anna Swartz: Frances McDormand called for inclusion riders

Here are the stars who are actually taking action

Laura Durkay: It’s been a long time coming

What this year’s Oscars tell us about where movies are headed

Leslie Lee: The Disturbing Messages in Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’?

Black America deserves a more radical superhero to call its own

Claire Dederer: What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?

What is to be done about monsters? Can and should we love their work? Are all ambitious artists monsters?

Nicole Colson: The Man in Black goes to Folsom

On the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash’s concerts behind prison walls, later released as At Folsom Prison, a look at how Cash gave voice to the voiceless

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Dave Zirin: The NFL owners who would rather lose

The fact that several teams chose to fail rather than sign Colin Kaepernick is a scandal that goes beyond winning and losing

Bryan Curtis: The springtime of athletic resistance

He has the ear of Colin Kaepernick, Michael Bennett, and Gregg Popovich

Steve Appleford: Tom Morello: Making America Rage Again

“We’re at a crucial historical juncture, where literally the fate of the planet hangs by a thread,” says rocker Tom Morello. “We are musicians, so our message is in the mosh pit.”

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Norman Solomon: The Real Story Behind Katharine Graham and “The Post”

Katharine Graham’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers was indeed laudable, but the Washington Post was instrumental in avidly promoting the lies that made the Vietnam War possible in the first place

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