The film "Forget Winnetou!" uses the novels of Karl May, who published his first book about a character named Winnetou in 1870, to explore the German idealization of Indigenous peoples.
England used to be the heart of the world's ruling empire. It imposed its self-serving version of "peace" everywhere. Nothing's left now but culture.
Amidst the unrelenting commercial fanfare surrounding Super Bowl 50, a raw and undiluted expression of a powerful social movement made its way onto centre field.
Why do so many Canadian crime shows fail and why do others succeed? The answer may be in Canada's own history of violence and how we choose to deal with it.
Trevor Noah may be the essential Keep Calm and Carry On guy, and also the ideal U.S. court jester, post-Obama. You don't always get what you want.
Politics in the modern era has been haunted by a sense that we are travelling on a route: the past is over our shoulder; the future, around the next bend.
What can popular culture tell us about Bill C-51 and the world another Harper government would usher in? The number 1 lesson is that we can't give in to fear.
There's nothing illegal about propagandizing for the status quo, as The Cosby Show did, but it may have done serious damage anyway, like its star's sexual behaviour.
I don't think these shows are the sole cause of public support for the police state. However, we need to remain critical when we are watching TV and movies for entertainment.
It's delightful how change -- of an encouraging sort -- happens. Just when you thought TV was an eternal cesspool, along comes this year's Emmys with its fine array.