Tired of the never-ending Democratic Primary and annoyed that, in the end, your vote might not really count anyway if the Super Delegates opt to nominate the candidate not in the lead when all is said and done? As in many other aspects of life, poetry offers a much-needed alternative. Blogsboro.com is running an election … Continue reading Poetry: Where Your Vote Really Counts
I went to see Liberty City last night, April Yvette Thompson's multi-layered, one-person account of her upbringing in the infamous Miami neighborhood during the chaotic 70s, told against a backdrop of the rise and fall of the Black Power movement, the Crack epidemic and the Liberty City Riots that led to Miami being declared a disaster area, literally and figuratively. Co-written … Continue reading Go see Liberty City
It was a surprisingly substantial, mature discussion of actual issues between two very Presidential candidates with minimal interference from the moderator, who turned out to be Wolf Blitzer, not Anderson Cooper as I'd thought it would be. Highlights: Health Care: The difference between them seems subtle on the face of it but I think it ultimately comes … Continue reading Hollywood Democratic Debate
Well, are you? Matt Ruff has written three of my favorite books, including one of my all-time favorites, Fool on the Hill. One of the coolest birthday presents I ever received was a signed copy of his Sewer, Gas and Electric [Whoops!] Fool -- Salomé actually mailed my dog-earred copy to him and he signed … Continue reading Are You a Bad Monkey?
"In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope!" -- Barack Obama Anyone falling for the media spin that Hillary Clinton's victory last night in New Hampshire was an upset (or even a comeback) is suffering from a seriously short attention span. She was leading pretty comfortably there before Iowa and … Continue reading Calm down, people