“Mad Money” – Esther Iverem reviews

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As events are unfolding in this country—with home foreclosures, layoffs, a falling stock market and rising fuel and food prices, there is a certain synergy between the real world and the plot of “Mad Money” that makes it the perfect, funny antidote for financial angst. By featuring three women at varying rungs on the economic ladder, it emphasizes both the illusion of American wealth and the common effort among the working class and middle class to “get money.” Read more>>

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Esther Iverem

Esther Iverem is a multi-disciplinary writer, author, producer and curator. Her diverse body of work, which includes radio, three books, two digital media projects and several visual art exhibits, is about social justice and human existence—its history, current state and possible futures. It is also about the environment, including its mysteries extending into the universe. She is creator, producer and host of ‘On the Ground: Voices of Resistance From the Nation’s Capital’ (www.onthegroundshow.org) on Pacifica Radio, founder of the pioneering website SeeingBlack.com and a founding member of DC Poets Against the War/Split This Rock. She is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a National Arts Journalism Fellowship at Columbia University. Her most recent book is We Gotta Have It: Twenty Years of Seeing Black at the Movies (Hachette Book Group).