Kathy M. Newman

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Kathy M. Newman is Associate Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University. Her upcoming book, Striking Images: Labor on Screen and in the Streets in the 1950s, combines cultural analysis with labor history.

Class(room) Warfare

by on April 23, 2019

The actress Felicity Huffman—along with 13 other parents charged in the college admissions scandal—entered plea deals last week, putting pressure on actress Lori Laughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, to do the same. Prosecutors are hinting that if Laughlin doesn’t accept a deal she could face 20 years in prison, 3 years of probation, and a $250,000 fine.

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