class
This probably wasn't a problem for Piper and Larry, but it is a massive burden on many of the two million Americans currently incarcerated, and their families.
in

Aug 13, 2013 at 1:00pm | 91 comments

issues
Reason #1: It is a movie whose plot hinges on the very real dangers of illegal abortion.
class
I have zero sympathy for wealthy hyperprivileged folks who want to complain that their public recreation area is being infested with unclassy outsiders. None.
in

May 29, 2013 at 12:00pm | 240 comments

lean in
Someone working at Taco Bell or Burger King is not going to be able to have the same work-life balance discussion that someone who works for Facebook or The New York Times. Sheryl
in

Mar 29, 2013 at 1:30pm | 78 comments

honey boo boo
Some folks may be made uncomfortable by “Honey Boo Boo” because it challenges their association of thin, shining, educated middle-classness with whiteness and Southern accents, fatness and poverty with blackness.
class
Ann Romney’s remarks about “women out there who don’t have a choice” perfectly captures certain rich people’s deep-seated beliefs about class -- namely, that class inequity is a positive thing, and that there's something noble about poverty.
class
As it was, “Titanic” felt more like a sloppy muddle than anything else.
beverly hills
If you were airlifted straight to Rodeo Drive, you’d have no idea the United States is in the grip of an economic meltdown; you’d probably think it was a wealthy, happy, healthy country.
class
During summers with my great-grandmother, I ate deer meat and government cheese and veg grown in the garden. I've had some very country club dinners at some very fance places, but when I think about comfort food… let's just say I asked a guy I know who hunts if he could kill a deer for me.
bootstrapping
The lottery is the 1% dream, the thing that appeases the bootstrappers as they become disillusioned.
in

Jan 23, 2012 at 2:00pm | 0 comments

class
books
I don’t get the attraction of the lonely wealthy man/ordinary girl setup, although that may be because I was raised on a steady diet of class war.
books
Or why Cicely Tyson freaks me the hell out.