Rhea Kapoor

What happened to erotic thrillers?

The place sex and sexuality ought to occupy in US society was never something that Americans could firmly decide on in the 1980s through to the 1990s. This era began with the ascension of Christian-right-backed Ronald Reagan to the presidency. His reactionary stance distilled down to its essence was: the...
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Posted Mar. 2, 2024

Saturday Night Live: a retrospective

The USA in the 1970s can be characterised as a time of great pessimism. The Vietnam War was ending years after it was promised, Watergate was only a recent memory, and the economic recession had not lifted. It was in the middle of this that Lorne Michaels and Dick Ebersol...
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Posted Dec. 1, 2023