Sydney Walsh

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9 reasons Fox News thinks there’s a war on Christmas

Fox thinks Christianity is under attack, thanks to non-white Santas, freedom of speech and the word “holiday”<p>Prachi Gupta<p>December 24, 2013 4:30pm (UTC)<p>As Daniel Denvir explains in Politico, the War on Christmas has a rich history rooted in right-wing America. But it was Fox News that, residing atop …

Why “Miracle on 34th Street” is a feminist classic

<b>(Alt Film Guide)</b><p>Doris Walker was the kind of well-rounded female character we don’t see onscreen enough<p>Valerie Vande Panne<p>December 25, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>As a young girl, I watched reruns of "I Love Lucy" with my mom every day after school. I remember an episode where Ricky spanked Lucy, and I …

Orwell & Ed: Snowden saga shows the one thing “1984” missed

<b>(AP)</b><p>George Orwell predicted many things about the modern surveillance state. What he didn’t is just as important<p>Robert Colls<p>December 17, 2013 11:58pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on the OUPblog.<p><i>“There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment… but</i> …

Why Families Fight During Holidays

A time for good food, comfort, joy, and ... “you could be so pretty if you only lost a little weight.”<p>You can’t have a canonical holiday movie without intra-family belligerence. Kevin McAllister and his older brother, Buzz, take turns sneering at each other in <i>Home Alone</i>. Robert Downey Jr.’s …

The Vulgar Genius of The Wolf of Wall Street

Scorcese's new film is fast, funny, filthy—and among his best of the last 20 years.<p>Let’s be clear from the outset: <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> is not a “scathing indictment of capitalism run amok” or a “cautionary fable for our time” or any of the comparable high-minded plaudits that are likely to be …