The Real “Orange is the New Black”: Women are the Fastest Growing Prison Population

By: Monday June 9, 2014 1:00 pm

I haven’t had time to binge watch the new season of Orange is the New Black, but the Sentencing Project has compiled some interesting statistics regarding the real subject of women in prison. Unsurprisingly, the US imprisons more women than any other place in the world, most of whom are low-level non-violent offenders, and many are there on drug related charges.


Is It Too Late for More Christmas Music: An Orange Is The New Black Exception

By: Sunday December 29, 2013 4:00 pm

A Holiday/Christmas music mash-up magic video featuring the Orange Is The New Black actors who play Crazy Eyes and Taystee.

“Reality” TV? Why We Like “Orange Is the New Black”

By: Tuesday November 5, 2013 2:15 pm

There’s something fresh and edgy about this show that goes beyond its plotlines or diversity. Could it be that, as much as it offers viewers a fictionalized look at life in a women’s prison, with all the requisite fantasy, Orange manages to feel relevant? The writing, full of storytelling punch, also explores a series of issues that reflect the current interests of our society. Underneath the frothy TV drama there’s a lot to unpack.

Orange Is the New Black: Sharp Dramatic Comedy With a Political Message

By: Wednesday July 31, 2013 5:45 pm

Orange is The New Black, the latest Netflix original series, seems to have arrived with a little less fanfare than usual. Perhaps that’s because the last (semi-)original series was Arrested Development, the most awaited television reunion in recent memory. It almost seems like the disappointment of so many fans’ unrealistically high hopes — that AD Season 4 would be the best television event ever in the history of moving images — is carrying over into this new project.

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