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Friday, July 11 2014

Reality TV’s Enduring Racism (and Other Proclivities)

Sometimes, reality TV lives up to its name and casts "by the numbers". Most of the time, however, it casts according to race and sexual orientation.


Singing the Low-Down, Down-Low Blues

Women in jazz can sing about their same-sex experiences, while men tend to stay deeply in the closet. Odd, considering the genre once embraced such dalliances.


‘Southern Comfort’ Is Populated By Tropes

Walter Hill's talkiest action film boasts one of his best stories, but isn't the forgotten classic one might hope for.


Thursday, July 10 2014

‘Ruthless’ Is About Men and Ways of Life

Ruthless reveals a message about capitalism that, if ubiquitous, rings true.


The Many Faces of Female Friendship in ‘Orange Is the New Black’

Because female relationships are rarely depicted well on television, Orange Is the New Black stands out from the norm.


In ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, Trifle Becomes Transcendent

Silly plot aside, the real attraction to A Hard Day’s Night is the music and the way it is presented.


Wednesday, July 9 2014

‘Ramrod’ Is a Western of Doubles

Andre De Toth's noir-ish western, Ramrod, is notable for its examination of doubles; almost every character has someone else who matches their identity.


‘Operation Petticoat’ Is Too Tightly Buttoned

Operation Petticoat, one of post-war America's more popular war flicks, is an example of the era's basically conservative teases.


Dirty Diapers Don’t Scare Me Nearly as Much as the Wiggles Do

Parenthood comes with a lot of change, and a lot of decisions to be made, including this one: What’s your musical strategy?


Tuesday, July 8 2014

The Green Seed - “Gotchoo” (audio) (Premiere)

You can stream "Gotchoo" by the the Birmingham, Alabama hip-hop outfit the Green Seed, exclusively on PopMatters.


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Dr. McMurtrie and the Gay Kiss (Columns) [25.Jun.14]
Does Fan Service Ruin Television? (Features) [17.Jun.14]
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