Articles tagged class

6 Oct 2016 // 8:15 AM

Why Isn’t American TV Comedy Funny?

It's as if Americans are afraid to find anything funny about their reality.

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Racializing Rock: The ‘60s and the White Sounds of ‘Pet Sounds’

Pet Sounds is not a racist text, but its impact was racist because it further encoded rock as a white genre, perpetuating the institutionalized prejudice that relegated African Americans to the margins of rock.

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Fantastic Negrito’s “Working Poor” Is the Soundtrack to the Summer of ‘16

America's working poor exist in a shadow cast by the harsh light of prosperity. "Working Poor" speaks from those shadows, creates light within that space, and insists on being heard.

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Who Are You Calling ‘White Trash’?

White Trash serves as an opening statement on the long ignored presence of class within a country that prides itself on freedom and equality for all.

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Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: ‘High-Rise’

High-Rise may not reach the heights it aspires to, but the chaos of trying to get there makes for a good time.

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‘The Riot Club’ Is a Whole Lot of Rioting and Not Much Else

In attempting to lambast the privileged aristocracy of Britain's top universities, The Riot Club gets too caught up in its hedonistic ethos to say anything substantial.

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Watch It for the Clothes: The Class and Gender Warfare of ‘Gossip Girl’

The past few seasons of Gossip Girl have sent a consistent message to the series' largely female audience: women who attempt to climb the social ladder won't get a happy ending. Even ladies born wearing Prada diapers can expect their share of misery.

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//Mixed media

Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

// Short Ends and Leader

"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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