A historian argues that one of the defining elements of American culture is merely a “social fiction” by LAURA MILLER Jacqueline Jones’ provocative new history, “Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race From the Colonial Era to Obama’s America,” contains a startling sentence on… Read More ›
Media & Culture
Working Class perspective on books, movies, video games and other art.
Since its publication in September 2012, a study that showed rats fed Monsanto’s glyphosate-resistant NK603 maize developed more tumors than controls has been roundly criticized for its poor experimental design and dubious statistical methods. Yesterday, the study was retracted. The retraction was initiated by the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology after the… Read More ›
Yes, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s a crack-smoking, vicious, xenophobic, Tea Party hack. But it actually gets even worse JB STANIFORTH Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s admission yesterday that he smoked crack “in one of [his] drunken stupors” brings a long-awaited end… Read More ›
by Timothy McGrath This week GlobalPost showed why so many people are digging on Pope Francis. He loves the sick and the poor. He lives a simple life that reflects his values. He has criticized the Catholic church for its alienating obsession with… Read More ›
Please note the re-posting of this article for information purposes does not constitute endorsement of its politics by the Red Phoenix or its editorial staff. On the 14th anniversary of his rescue from a raft in waters off Fort Lauderdale, Elián… Read More ›