Category Archive: Reviews

Review: Tricked Reminds Us of the Evils of Prostitution and Human Sex Trafficking in the United States

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Tricked: The Documentary, is a 2013 film about the horrors of prostitution and human sex trafficking. It includes interviews of former prostitutes, pimps, johns, and law enforcement who work in vice departments all… Continue reading

Pop Politics: What should you watch? – The Price of Success

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This weekend — while you are in between NCAA tournament games, or avoiding NCAA tournament games, or mad that your bracket is busted — here are a few great documentaries available on Netflix… Continue reading

Pop Politics: What should you watch? — Political Women

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March is Women’s History Month, so why not start out with a few binge-worthy Netflix shows on female representation in politics. Of the 1,963 people who have served in the Senate, only 46… Continue reading

Review: The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

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Filling Stephen Colbert’s shoes is quite the challenge, but that is what Larry Wilmore is attempting to accomplish. When CBS announced Stephen Colbert would succeed David Letterman as the host of The Late… Continue reading

Pop Politics: What Should You Watch? — The Story of Three Wars

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Since reading  James Fallows’ “The Tragedy of the American Military,” it’s been been hard to remember a time when we weren’t at war. With our government’s “chickenhawk” political approach to the military, it… Continue reading

Pop Politics: What should you watch?

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As a proponent of the intersections between pop culture and politics, I would like to introduce a new segment called “Pop Politics”. Every Friday afternoon I will suggest what you should binge on… Continue reading

Review: The House I Live In Exposes the War On Drugs

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A couple weeks ago, our editor Sebastian Johnson asked everyone to write about the War on Drugs . I quickly realized I knew very little about the domestic drug war. I knew about… Continue reading

Book Review: Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach by Martha Nussbaum

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Creating Capabilities is an introductory text concerning the “Human Development Approach” or “Capability Approach” to national development.  The central question of this development perspective is this:  “What is each person able to do… Continue reading