Classism

Features

How Consumerism Devoured The Workin’ Man Blues

How did the genre transform from working class catharsis to an corporate marketing campaign for a certain version of the American dream?
Amy McCarthy
7.21.18
Interviews

The Big Tulisa Interview

She has spent nearly two decades refusing to pander to the classism and straight-up misogyny that has threatened to topple her career, and instead has emerged with her head held high.
Daisy Jones
9.7.16
News

Oppressive Office Dress Codes Need to Go

Dress codes disproportionately target not just teenage girls in school, but people of color, LGBTQ students, and overweight people.
Septembre Anderson
7.7.15
Gaming

This Gay Orc Dating Sim Is All About Inclusivity and Diversity

'Tusks: The Orc Dating Sim' explores sexual diversity, ableism in gaming, and our uncomfortable relationship with mental illness.
Toby McCasker
4.15.15
Here Be Dragons

The UK's New Government Healthcare Website Is Potentially Classist

The obsession with giving people choice could allow the bourgeoisie to swallow up all the best public hospital services.
Martin Robbins
11.20.14
Culture

Your Comments About the West London 'Selfies' Drugs Gang Pissed Me Off

It touched a nerve because one of the guys going to prison is my cousin, and he doesn't deserve your mockery.
Anonymous
10.29.14
Travel

In Defense of Times Square

New York has become an overpriced, creativity-stifling, bourgeoisie city. Times Square, on the other hand, remains beautifully full of chain restaurants and street vendors. It might be the only honest part of Manhattan left.
Megan Koester
7.30.14
Travel

The Del Amo Fashion Center is America in Mall Form, Which Explains Why It’s Falling Apart

The Del Amo Fashion Center is a metaphor for America: a playground for the rich, a trap for the poor. Like America, it is only becoming further fragmented.
Megan Koester
7.9.14
Stuff

Starbucks’ Tuition Reimbursement Is Profoundly Depressing

The new Starbucks deal might seem like a win-win, but it's really just part of Howard Schultz's political agenda.
Peter Lawrence Kane
6.24.14
Stuff

In Defense of Chain Restaurants

Chain restaurants aren’t as bad as you think they are. They’re worse. And that’s wonderful.
Megan Koester
5.29.14
Stuff

Trying to Understand the English Gays at Oxford

I figured I'd be sleeping with loads of pretentious intellectuals when I accepted an invitation to attend Oxford, but instead I found myself getting licked on the face by "straight" boys, openly disparaged by snooty gays, and dealing with centuries of...
Mitchell Sunderland
12.6.12