Brokering Belonging takes apart common assumptions about the Canadian Exclusion Era and points out that power brokers played a significant role in shaping mainstream attitudes about Chinese immigrants.
In an era when the Horatio Alger myth has never seemed more ludicrous, as the gap between rich and poor widens at an exponential rate and class mobility moves firmly in only one direction – down – Secret Millionaire seems, at best, a fairy godmother tale to keep poor people complacent.
Castle struck a light, silly, irreverent note, but someone somewhere seems to have decided that the show needs to have more of a conscience.
US viewers rarely want to engage with the class problems going on in society right now, but they do like to see the rich and famous look bad on television.
Glee’s creators and producers have fallen into the common trap of believing they can depict human experiences without the need for research or investigation.
Astute viewers may note parallels between the tarnish on the gilded age of Downton Abbey and our own class problems today.
It’s Grey’s reprised, except set in an exotic locale – more snakes and fewer coffee carts.
Will California lead the way to a nationwide referendum on decriminalisation of marijuana?
Like the Catholic Church, Fort Bragg protects its own.