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

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.
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.
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

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.
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

class
As it was, “Titanic” felt more like a sloppy muddle than anything else.
books
Or why Cicely Tyson freaks me the hell out.
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.
class
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