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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
In Defense of Chain Restaurants
Chain restaurants aren’t as bad as you think they are. They’re worse. And that’s wonderful.
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...