There were doubts about whether Occupy Wall Street could pull off the massive day of protest its organizers spent many months planning. But demonstrators in New York City and elsewhere joined forces with labor unions and immigrant-rights activists to remind the public that there is a working class and May 1 is its holiday.
Christopher Ketcham’s essay “The Reign of the One Percenters,” which we linked to a few weeks ago, shows how long-standing American individual and group behavior visible nationwide is profoundly determined by inequitable consumer capitalism. With the occupation of Wall Street gaining momentum, Ketcham revisits the subject to offer protesters some historical perspective. (more)
The comedian and actor best known for his manic motormouth is starring on Broadway in “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.” Williams plays the tiger and, according to The New York Times, he plays it well.
Newsweek’s Ramin Setoodeh is careful to point out, in this MSNBC interview clip, that he counts himself among the many members of America’s gay community. That assertion may not do much to placate his critics who took offense ... (continued)
Is it possible to pluck the Beatles’ psychedelic classic “Yellow Submarine” out of its original 1968 context, remake it and plunk it down somewhere around the year 2012 ... just in time for the London Olympics?