“Nickel and Dimed” – rich drama of working poor

The crisis of capitalism has led to a glorious rebirth of left-leaning theatre: Nickel and Dimed is one of this dissident wave's finest, most compelling dramas.


Love, war, and hell in a prison cell

The Uptown Players, near the Dallas Arts District, are performing "The Kiss of the Spider Woman."


“Breaking Bad” belongs to pantheon of great, dark TV

Breaking Bad has made a centerpiece out of the realities of class and economic vulnerability.


“Elysium” gives sci-fi twist to immigration, health care

Sci-fi is such a perfect microscope for examining contemporary problems!


“World War Z” as World War Proletariat

If you're tired of hearing about zombies...that's probably too bad. America's most popular monster shows no sign of shambling away quietly.


"Wolverine" sequel is much sharper than the first

The follow-up to the abysmal 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which royally ticked off fans and critics alike, The Wolverine fixed everything that was wrong with the eponymous character's story.