Filmmaker Latimer explores attributes of the oil boom that go beyond the infrastructure: rising rates of sexual violence, women being bought and sold, and daily harassment by transient male oil workers.
Our era is ripe for change. Neoliberalism is politically and morally bankrupt, yet a new vision for economic policymaking in the 21st century has yet to be fully articulated, let alone become a convincing alternative to the neoliberal model.
For many black Americans, unions have been life-changing ladders to the middle class. Black workers organized in labor unions have better pay and fairer treatment. But the hard-fought gains of the black labor movement may be be under threat.
For Asian and Asian-American viewers, "Crazy Rich Asians" which opens on Aug. 15, is important not just as something of a cinematic Halley’s comet — before “Joy Luck Club” in 1993, there was “Flower Drum Song” in 1961, and now what?