Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Tag: Poverty

Mother’s Day — for homeless mamas

A story of eviction, gentrification, poverty -- and hope.

Screen Grabs: One million streaming options and you’re bored? Try these rare releases

Quintessential French seriocomedies, pioneering US indies, and virtually unknown relics of African cinema

Facebook’s housing echo chamber

Zuckerberg money funds news outlets that repeat Zuckerberg group's supply-side position on the housing crisis.

SF has exploited, failed, and bankrupted its taxi drivers

Mayors Lee and Newsom sold pricey medallions to make money--then let Uber and Lyft make those investments worthless. The drivers deserve help.

Immersed in Van Gogh—the “experience” and the movies

The hit Immersive Van Gogh exhibit provides satisfying eye candy; search out these biopics for deeper looks

Inside the SIP hotels saga

How activists and some supes forced the city to put homeless people in hotel rooms.

Performing poverty in ‘Nomadland’ and ‘White Tiger’

Two acclaimed movies from poverty outsiders don't go far enough in exposing wealth-hoarding and corporate slavery.

Is the US finally talking about taxing the rich?

In Congress, and in New York, progressive legislation is on the agenda. Still waiting for California.

Screen Grabs: They love Israel—at least ’til Kingdom come

Plus: My Darling Supermarket, Ski Bum, The United States vs. Billie Holiday, and the Mauritanian

Big new cuts at City College

ESL, Disabled Programming, and other classes (and faculty) will be terminated after this spring.