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#Occupy Chicago
Mongolia’s progressive lumpenproletariat
China wrestles with 1.3 billion desires
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We are left knowing that Bud has won the bull-riding contest, has thwarted Wes’s attempted robbery of Gilley’s, and has his girl back. ” In a muffled line as the two embrace, with the camera on her face, we hear Bud mumble, “You can ride the damn bull . ” In a classic Hollywood romance, the triumph of love is enough. But it covers up some hard-edged social issues—the poverty and unemployment in rural Texas, the plastic sterility of lives in a trailer camp, and the reality of an environment where men may drink too much and compensate for a sense of inadequacy with violence against women—and also some unanswered questions: Is love all that matters?

The films aroused great controversy about the effects of watching this kind of lovingly detailed violence, but the controversies, of course, did not dampen the cycle’s popularity. In fact, slasher films spawned several popular monsters in a string of franchise productions, and these characters have become classics in the genre. The most popular were Freddy and Jason. Freddy was the demonic spirit of a child molester who was burned alive by enraged parents and now returns in the dreams of teenagers to torment and destroy them.

For millions of his mourning fans, it was as if the sixties had ended all over again. ” The revelation that the shooter was a glamorous, emotionally unstable woman may have had no particular significance, but overall it was a year in which strong female characters made a notable impact. The election dominated the year’s news, and the results reflected several growing trends. A study from UCLA and the American Council on Education indicated that management was the most popular undergraduate major and that college freshmen were interested in status, power, and money more than at any time during the preceding fifteen years.

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