The epigraph of the introduction to my copy of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle is a quote from Sinclair himself: “I aimed at the public’s heart, and by accident I hit in the stomach.” The effect of The Jungle is well-known… Read More ›
Arts and Entertainment
Hot off the Indiegogo presses is “Platform,” a new project from Brooklyn-based journalist and filmmaker, Jenise Morgan. The documentary looks at the working lives of exotic dancers in the United States, as well as Christian ministries that outreach to dancers… Read More ›
Move over cyber-bullying. There is another societal ill that results from people spending too much time online: Social Media Anxiety Disorder also known as #SMAD (which I don’t expect to end up in the D.S.M.-5, at least not until Big… Read More ›
Lauryn Hill has been legally ordered to go to counseling for describing what is basically just capitalism, seen as a conspiracy theory by the court. She did get in trouble for tax evasion too, which she has plead guilty to… Read More ›
It’s not everyday that Comedy Central talks about spreadsheet errors. In case you missed this great show with Thomas Hernon as a guest on the Colbert Report, check it out here.
Set your Tivo’s or whatever for PBS tomorrow night at 8pm for the premiere of Makers: Women Who Make America. In this new documentary, PBS tells the story of the women’s rights movement and the changing status of women over… Read More ›
There is plenty wrong with the 2012 refresh of Total Recall, but entertainment and quality aside, the biggest issue is the role of woman in modern action movies, as the recent history of the 1990 original provides an interesting case-in-point…. Read More ›