Suffering: The new escapism?
This bright idea is far more potentially dangerous than banning shampoo in carry-on bags.
Are we certain – or uncertain – in our conviction that these are all isolated incidents? Arrogant or afraid?
Taking away the material means of justice while proclaiming one’s government to be tough on crime is an exercise in rhetoric that’s worse than empty.
It was evident that a crisis was underway in Anaheim, and one that had been created by those in power.
Walt has been fundamentally changed by his involvement in the meth industry and there’s no going back now.
For those who want a little more from their television, there’s something profoundly lacking in the US procedural.
Maybe the biggest cruelty of all is that, in spite of King’s very public suffering, the things that happened to him continue every day in the United States.
Like The Wire, The Killing hints at the ways in which privilege and power so often determine who gets punished for any given crime and who goes free.
It would be nice to think that Trayvon Martin’s death is something that has never happened before and could never happen again. Unfortunately, that’s just not true when it comes to being black and male in America.