A Divided Economy Will Not Stand: America and 'The Vanishing Middle Class'

A Divided Economy Will Not Stand: America and 'The Vanishing Middle Class'

By Hans Rollman

As America starts to resemble a developing country, racism plays a key role in the One Percent's seizure of power. 28 Apr 2017 // 8:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews
Various Artists: High Tech Soul: The Creation of Techno Music [DVD]

A compelling picture of techno music in the context of Detroit, but I have a feeling the definitive statement on the place of techno music in American and world pop culture has yet to be made.

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3 Dec 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Addams Family: Volume One

The Addams Family slyly questioned society's conventions and mirrored the social upheaval of the times, when the safe and normal Camelot of the '50s gave way to the turbulent '60s.

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1 Dec 2006 // 5:06 AM

10 Items or Less (2006)

"Small" would be the most apt word to describe 10 Items, which, as its title suggests, means to contain and concentrate its energy.

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1 Dec 2006 // 4:05 AM

Turistas (2006)

The so-called Third World wreaks vengeance on a bevy of beautiful Caucasians in Turistas.

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1 Dec 2006 // 2:30 AM

The Nativity Story (2006)

When word of Catherine Hardwicke's attachment to The Nativity Story first surfaced, the possibilities swirled: what if the film reimagined the about-14-year-old Mary as a recognizable teenager?

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Kill the Vultures: The Careless Flame

When Kill the Vultures frontman Alexei Casselle, a.k.a. MC Crescent Moon, sings that moonshine “goes down rough, but it’s good for your

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Mustafa Ozkent: Gençlik Ile Elele

Ozkent was a nationalist, but he blends his Turkish folk influences so perfectly into the modernity of the psyche-jazz-funk that you might not even notice them.

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30 Nov 2006 // 9:02 PM

Two If By Sea: Safety

Baltimore’s Two If by Sea have more in common with bands across the big ocean than they do anyone in their own city. Rich,

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30 Nov 2006 // 9:01 PM

Dmonstrations: Dmonstrations EP

Raw post-punk from Japanese/American group is, almost, compelling.

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Walt Disney, The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler

The first half of Neal Gabler's meaty tome on 20th-century America's favorite uncle has the unexpected effect of making a reader want to watch cartoons.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Players Lose Control in ‘Tales from the Borderlands’

// Moving Pixels

"This is an interactive story in which players don’t craft the characters, we just control them.

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