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

7 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Heading South (Vers le sud) (2005)

With their newfound sexual empowerment gradually eroded by disillusionment, the women are finally predictable.

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7 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Paul Oakenfold: A Lively Mind

A Lively Mind stutters slip-shod through its unoriginal sounds, even more disappointing as these are unoriginal even by Paul Oakenfold's standards.

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Ise Lyfe: Spread The Word

You know what they say, "Ain't no party like a Black Panther Party 'cause a Black Panther Party don't stop." Okay, nobody says that. But when you hear this poet/emcee's debut, you just might.

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Ice Cube: Laugh Now, Cry Later

Ice Cube's been livin' large off his gangsta boogie and movies like Boyz-N-the-Hood and Friday. So why does he want to be a "microphone master"?

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7 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Glen Phillips: Mr. Lemons

The Toad the Wet Sprocket singer's third solo set is his most confident yet. Still, he can't help covering Huey Lewis.

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7 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Wa-Zimba: Mande Wazy

The band members incorporate a host of world influences from free jazz and hip hop to techno and pop to Rai and raga into their repertoire. And on one song, "Sodine Key", I swear I could even hear echoes of Jerry Garcia jammin' country-style circa American Beauty.

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7 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Talkdemonic: Beat Romantic

Talkdemonic's Beat Romantic fuses elements of classical composition with IDM, jazz beats, and thoughtfully placed organic filigree, making for a very lovely and engaging album of hypnotic melancholy and meditative bliss.

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7 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Thom Yorke: The Eraser

The Radiohead solo album delivers what it didn't know it promised.

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6 Jul 2006 // 3:25 PM

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

Simultaneously strange and familiar, not himself, Bob lives inside an ooky, unsolvable world that mirrors our own ongoing fears, of surveillance, loss, and forgetting.

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6 Jul 2006 // 3:23 PM

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

The suits make for images so fascinating they feel nearly "addictive," appropriate given that the film is about (among other things), viewing, reality, and addiction.

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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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