Saturday, August 1, 2015

Slow Saturday Special: No Longer Rowdy

‘‘Rowdy’’ Roddy Piper, the kilt-wearing trash talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and found movie stardom, has died, the WWE said Friday. Mr. Piper appeared in John Carpenter’s 1988 cult classic ‘‘They Live.’’

The allegory behind the glasses was the workings of propaganda and control. Given the culture we now live in, the film has never been more relevant.