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Tidbits - January 25, 2018 - Reader Comments: Immigrants Have Always Come; Women's March in Pictures; #TimesUp; Organizing Working People Is Not a "Lost Cause"; Voices from Puerto Rico; Roseanne Show; Three Billboards; Marcus Raskin Memorial; and more....

Reader Comments: Immigrants Have Always Come - And Not Always Been Welcomed; Women's March - Million Strong in Pictures; #TimesUp - Role of Celebrities in Our Struggle and Leftist Critique; Why Organizing Working People Is Not a "Lost Cause"; Taxing Puerto Rico to Death - Voices from Puerto Rico; What is Message of new Roseanne Show and Three Billboards; Memorial for Marcus Raskin; Resource: Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters; and more....

Tidbits - December 28, 2017 - Reader Comments: Poverty in the U.S.; Refugees; Coates and West; Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers; AI Jobs; Russia and Korea; Catalonia and Spain; Chicago and HUAC; and more...

Reader Comments: Poverty - Running thru the U.S.; Refugees; Ta-Nehisi Coates and Cornel West; Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers; AI Jobs Revolution and nature of work and workers; Russia and Korea; Catalonia and Spain; Portside's New Look; Subversive Involvement: Chicago and HUAC - Tribute to Dr. Quentin Young - Chicago - January 12


Reimagining The Twilight Zone for the 21st Century

Sophie Gilbert The Atlantic
With a theatrical adaptation opening in London, and a planned CBS revival helmed by Jordan Peele, what can the Rod Serling anthology series say about modern life?

Jimmy Kimmel Gets Heated About Health-Care Bill, Says Sen. Bill Cassidy `Lied Right to My Face'

Emily Yahr Washington Post
"I know you guys are going to find this hard to believe. But a few months ago, after my son had open heart surgery . a senator named Bill Cassidy from Louisiana was on my show, and he wasn't very honest," Kimmel said, kicking things off. Here's a transcript of most of Kimmel's remarks, which got heated, especially toward Cassidy - and he had a few choice words for people who will criticize him for politicizing his son's health problems.


Hispanic Coalition Stands With Asian Actors On ‘Hawaii Five-0,’ Says Network Was ‘Bigoted’

Carolina Moreno Huffington Post
“It’s going to cost [CBS] with the Asian community and with other communities of color.” Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park recently quit the network’s reboot of “Hawaii Five-0” after seven seasons. Sources told Variety the decision came after the actors asked the network for pay equal to their white co-stars, Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan, but were offered 10 to 15 percent less.


All the Brown Girls on TV

Mallika Rao The Atlantic
HBO’s latest web-series acquisition eschews Brooklyn for a queer, multiracial, multiethnic arts landscape in Chicago. Welcome to Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey’s world.


Why Don’t Brown Women Deserve Love Onscreen?

Nadya Agrawal Kajal Magazine
“Brown men aren’t scared of brown women, they are scared of being boring and predictable if they end up with one,” Shriya Samarth, a media junkie and friend, told me over the phone. “Whereas brown women can genuinely fear the expectations of being a daughter-in-law, brown wife, etc.”


Review: 'I Love Dick' Sketches an Artistic Love Triangle

James Poniewozik New York Times
Watching “I Love Dick” is like attending an exhibition for which the artist has supplied her own curator’s notes. It’s an experience as much as a story: arresting, disorienting and provocative. It’s also very conscious of explaining to you how and why it arrests, disorients and provokes.
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