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Sarah Jaffe’s Necessary Trouble is a sharp, insightful look at the state of activism in the US that goes beyond expected territory and into the heart of diverse communities.
Downton presents a world in which some people are in service and others are not, and this is an entirely appropriate and even desirable inequality, one that makes the world right and good.
Downton Abbey is a show that may have become trapped by its own success, because few viewers want to see Fellowes pull the plug on the golden age.
Far more than the suffragette Lady Sibyl, the working-class Daisy is in dire need of emancipation
Re-released in time for its 75th anniversary, Jean Renoir’s La Grande Illusion is a humanist study of class that refuses to take sides or preach an overbearing sermon. Like the best historical pictures it speaks of then and now with equal authority.
The decision to place Revenge in The Hamptons created an ideal opportunity to retain the class issues embedded in The Count of Monte Cristo and update them for a new audience.
“Baton Rouge and New Orleans should be sending us help because we’re saving their butts. Y’all pray for us. You can at least do that.” The government could do more than pray, it could rethink the human relationship with the river to create a more equitable system for dealing with natural disasters.