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The Last Middle Class American(1)

On the run from the Recession.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  December 21, 2012
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Review: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

The Pruitt-Igoe projects in St. Louis were supposed to be a means for poor farmers and field workers to find big-city opportunities.
On the sabotage of the American dream
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 06, 2012
Review: Forgiveness of Blood

Review: The Forgiveness of Blood

American filmmaker Joshua Marston ( Maria Full of Grace ) traveled to Albania to write and direct this thoughtful, subtle feature about the victims of a blood feud, with an all-Albanian ensemble.
Joshua Marston's thoughtful, subtle feature
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 09, 2012
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Elizabeth Warren's new chapter

A book about middle-class bankruptcy, being published this week, includes a chapter co-authored by US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.
Going for Broke
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 13, 2012
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Review: One Day

Following her stunning coming-of-age tale, An Education, Danish director Lone Scherfig returns to London for this adaptation of the bestselling novel about a love that spans 20 years.
A love that spans 20 years
By PEG ALOI  |  August 19, 2011
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Review: Win Win

Back in the '30s, with directors like Frank Capra and John Ford, Hollywood showed great sympathy for the forgotten men and women laid low by the economy.
Ring tone
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 25, 2011


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The last middle class American

The last middle class American, on the run from the recession.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  March 25, 2011
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Attack on the middle class!

The remarkable thing about the American middle class is that we still have one, given the job losses, housing bust, and 401(k) wipeout of the past three years — and considering that for 35 years, politicians (and the bankers who own them) have been ham
First they came for your paycheck. Then your house. What's next?
By JAMES K. GALBRAITH  |  January 07, 2011
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The new black

When the Theater District's Cure Lounge ejected a group of black Harvard and Yale alums and grad students last month, many saw it as the latest confirmation of Boston's racist core.
Can a new group of leaders help Boston finally shed its reputation as hostile territory for the black professional middle class?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 17, 2010

Open Letter to the IRS

After the first year of the administration of the candidate who ran on a platform of change, the biggest change is the name on the door.
Letters to the Portland Editor, April 16, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 16, 2010