“Dennis Broe has a good newsletter and website” —Julia Lesage, Co-founder and co-editor of Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media.
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Read the article below or listen on Breaking Glass at https://artdistrict-radio.com/emissions/breaking-glass-38 hh The shrinking middle class, and the pressures put on that class to survive an onslaught from the top directed at them and their working-class compatriots, is the subject of a number of contemporary series. Ozark, the most popular series on Netflix, has that class and the nuclear family around which it constructsContinue reading “‘Pros and Cons’: Scamming neoliberal scammers”
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Dennis Broe is a television, film and culture critic whose latest work is his detective novel Left of Eden, about the Hollywood Blacklist. He is also the author of Birth of the Binge: Serial TV and The End of Leisure and Maverick or How The West Was Lost. He taught in the Master’s Program in Film and Television Studies at the Sorbonne. His criticism appears in the British newspaper Morning Star, on Arts Express on the Pacifica Network in the US, on Breaking Glass on Art District Radio in Paris and at People’s World and Crime Time. He is a contributor to and associate editor of Culture Matters.
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