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Looking back on the disaster scenarios of vintage sci-fi.
The ‘Civilization’ game series inadvertently defines the exclusive club of ‘civilized’ people in the world as Western, European, and settler colonialist.
Introducing the wonderful world of Soviet films, which deserve revisiting and appreciating.
How Bourdain’s work reoriented one writer’s engagement with people and places around him.
Cartoon depictions of the homeless increasingly reflect the hostility of today’s political leaders toward people on the streets. We’ve gone from images of charming hobos with bindles to zombies taking over cities.
Revisiting a seemingly pro-corporate “brandopic.”
Media companies are happy to sell us anti-capitalist messages in our TV shows, as long as they don’t have to give up power or wealth to the people making those shows.
What an era’s most popular sitcoms can tell us about their time and our own.
The 1968 classic has been endlessly parodied, but it has a haunting and timeless message.
As the 20-year run of ‘Dr. Phil’ comes to an end, reflecting on how the show combined pop psychology, the sleaziness of ’90s talk shows, and misleading culture war debates.
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