Tag: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: 8 Reasons Nirvana’s Nevermind Is The Most Important Rock Album of All Time

September 2011
  This week marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s magnum opus. Here’s why it’s better than any of the rest.

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: 10 Best Movies Where Humanity Gets Its Comeuppance

September 2011
  Humanity does terrible things to the earth and to each other. But Hollywood loves to depict our punishment.

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: 8 Ways Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Show More Leadership Than Our “Leaders”

August 2011
  Why are two comedians stronger beacons for the American people than our elected officials?

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: Are These TV Programs Really Destroying Society? Five Vilified Shows Critics Have Got Wrong

August 2011
  These are the worst shows on television. Or are they?

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: New Film The Help Whitewashes the Civil Rights Struggle into a Heartstring-Tugging Hallmark Card

August 2011
  The film completely trivializes the suffering and hard work that went into making civil rights a reality.

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: How Teen Rap Group Odd Future Turned a Posse of Nerdy White Male Critics Into Rape Apologists

August 2011
  As extremist conservatives push the discourse ever rightward, a long-running conversation about hip-hop group Odd Future indicates cultural criticism might be following.

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd:10 Years + Counting: Artists Challenge the Dangerous Path Taken By America in the Years After 9/11

August 2011
  An arts group attempts to transform a national tragedy into a way to take back America.

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: DSK’s Alleged Victim Is Speaking Out—Will She Get a Shot at Justice?

July 2011
  Strauss-Kahn is accused of rape. So why does it seem like his victim is on trial?

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: The Liberated Keith Olbermann Is Making Powerful TV

July 2011
  Notice anything different about one of America’s favorite progressive anchors lately? It’s not just the station…

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: Marriage Equality: Who’s Next?

July 2011
  It’s no longer just New Yorkers who are dancing for marriage equality.

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: How Hacker Activists Are Risking Jail for Everyone’s Right to Internet Freedom

June 2011
  Since WikiLeaks, authorities have been more aggressive about arresting citizen cyber activists. Yet new actions by the biggest “hacktivists” show they’re willing to risk it.

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: Slavoj Žižek, Lady Gaga Bond Over Union Strike

June 2011
  Apparently intellectuals are like catnip to beautiful women.

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: Watchdogs, Outraged Over Rihanna’s New Video, Give Kanye’s Misogyny a Pass

June 2011
  The anger against “Man Down” is another tiresome example of a double standard.

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: Why Progressives Should be Mad at Anthony Weiner

June 2011
  Having cyber-infidelities may be a privacy issue, but by lying about his sexy TwitPics, Rep. Anthony Weiner may have put important progressive issues at risk.

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: 8 Comic Book Heroes That Spread Progressive Ideals

June 2011
  Quintessential patriot Superman renounced his U.S. citizenship last month in protest. But he’s not the first comic-book hero to espouse progressive ideals.

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: Was Ellen Willis—Feminist, Activist, Genius—The Best Rock Critic of All Time?

May 2011
  A new anthology of the New Yorker’s first-ever pop music columnist helps rescue her writing from obscurity.

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: Should Well-Meaning Celebs Like Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore Think Twice Before Diving Into Complex Social Issues?

April 2011
  Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore’s recent campaign against sex slavery is well-intentioned, but convoluted. Should half-serious celebrities just keep away from causes altogether?

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: Screw the Royal Wedding: 6 Reasons Pomp and Circumstance Are Bad for America and Britain

April 2011
  While the media goes crazy over the union between Kate and William, here are some more tangible reasons the royal wedding should make you insane.

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: Democrats Lodge Ethics Complaint Against Walker Over Prank Call With “David Koch”

March 2011
  The tighter Walker holds on to his union-busting bill, the weaker his grip on the office of governor.

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: Rachel Maddow Beats Glenn Beck — Covering Wisconsin Protests

March 2011
  Who says you need celebrities to get ratings? Rachel Maddow had a nice surprise last Wednesday when her show got a major ratings boost — as she covered the protests and injustices in Wisconsin and Ohio.

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: 7 Comedians Who Were Spurred by Politics to Change Up Their Acts

February 2011
  Seven funny folks have changed their lives for progressivism — some on purpose, some not so much — and made us laugh in the process.

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: “Crazy Chicks Are Hot?” 8 Messed-Up Portrayals of Women Going Insane in Film

February 2011
  Everyone loves to watch a hot babe going batshit crazy. At least that’s what the astronomical success of Black Swan would have you believe…

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: The FBI Has Been Violating Your Liberties in Ways That May Shock You

February 2011
  Over the last decade, the FBI has been found to violate the Constitution countless times under the guise of the Patriot Act.

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: Conservatives Freak Out Over MTV’s “Skins” — Teenagers Have Sex. Get Over It.

January 2011
  Teenagers deserve to have a moderately accurate portrayal of their lives, one that bothers to understand their psyches and problems, that reflects both the joys and consequences of their actions. Instead, MTV handed them a caricature of themselves.