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Dispatches from Dumb Donald’s Death Cult for Cuties
From Trump boot-licker Brian Kemp to MENSA candidate Ron DeSantis to ordinary folk in the Betsy DeVos death cult, it was another week in COVID-19 America.
The Virus Theme Song: ‘I Have a Car, But Where Is...
On this podcast: The state of America amidst a pandemic virus, with a president whose stupidity has caused the deaths of who knows how many people.
What Finally Killed Off Superman? American Fascism
How America finished off the superhero that he was always meant to embody.
Privilege and Punishment: Felicity Huffman and the Prestige Problem
With legacy enrollment dramatically rising at America’s top colleges and universities, who needs fraudulent admissions anyway?
Trump Sacrifices Pro-Conservative ‘The Hunt’ to His Own Victim Complex
"The Hunt" reminds us: seldom is enjoyable art also emperor-sanctioned cult messaging.
How Abortion Narratives Are Changing in Hollywood
Amazingly, encouragingly, the subject is suddenly everywhere.
For Indie Artists, Does the Daisie App Match the Hype?
It's the wild, wild west (of Westeros).
Harris/Castro: Progressive 2020 Fantasy League, Part I
They have executive, prosecutorial, legislative and Cabinet experience. But can they win?
The Paradox of Seeking Justice Through the Arts
Artists need to shut it down while holding it together, burn bridges while bridging divides.
In 2019, America Wallows in Disunion — Just Like 1850
You can trace an unfortunate, slave-driven straight line from John C. Calhoun to Donald J. Trump.
Of Sound Mind: Fitz Patton Sees Theater As Tonal Adventure
Sound designer? Composer? Photographer? Publisher? Call him what you like. But call: he's listening.
How America Could Change, Along With the Climate
Recognizing that our climate is really changing is only half the battle. There's what to do about it.
Jamal Khashoggi and the Death of American Decency
Action with dark or selfish intent is troubling. Indifference in the face of injustice is evil.
Impeachment: Not Just Warranted, But Overdue
Democrats fear that even discussing it will stir up Trump’s base. That's cowardice.
Does Alex Jones Have a Point? Don’t Laugh. He Might.
Think twice before giving huge corporations authority to decide what constitutes hate speech.
What Could Shame a President With No Shame?
Could it be that Trump is willing to let all fall apart in order to save the most important, and perhaps most unlikely, person of them all?
What Is the Future of Theater Podcasting?
Talking with Peter Marks, Diep Tran and Jose Solis on their new podcasts and why criticism shouldn't be as white as "an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog."
It’s Time to (Finally) Free Julian Assange
He's an arrogant, unkempt, unlikeable, disreputable person. And yet.
Is the President Guilty Until Proven Guiltier? Or Indictable?
We accepted long ago that the skill sets sought in a president lend themselves to moral lapses and casual corruption.
Fox News: How the Republican Party Governs as a Minority
The legacy of Roger Ailes and his monstrous lies.