Starting from the premise that art is, at its most fundamental level, about communication, then the artistic endeavors that leave the biggest imprint on us are the ones that really speak to some part of us that might otherwise be lost in the minutiae of our day to day existence. When I think of the … Continue reading Moved
The October 17th edition of the NY Post printed an article which will at some future point help us all to affix an exact date to the moment that civilization gave up on itself. Written by Jane Ridley and entitled " H'WEEN IN A PC PANIC" said article detailed the self flagellation of Sachi Feris, … Continue reading The End of Days
We have now, as a culture, reached a place where words in common usage have undergone an Orwellian transmutation. I realize that this is not a new phenomenon and that what I'm going to write about is not revelatory, but I thought that in the spirit of the upcoming holiday season I would try to … Continue reading Intolerant Me
I remember when DC comics first published The Watchmen. Starting in September of 1986 and finishing up in October of 1987, I waited every month in between for the next issue to hit the comic store. I was truly enthralled, greedily devouring the story at the basic narrative level as well as realizing that I … Continue reading Once I Thought I Was Ozymandias
A while back I was having dinner with a friend and the subject of hate crime legislation came up. My friend, Danny, was surprised to find that I was not in favor of it. When he expressed his skepticism regarding my stance I asked him if he was in favor of gay people serving in … Continue reading Hate Crime Legislation: Criminal Minds?
Since last November I've had more than a few people attempt to explain the election to me in terms remarkably unflattering to Trump supporters. These moments have been, in no particular ratio, confusing, amusing and enraging. It's also been a persistent reminder of the intractable nature of the polarizing populism we're suffering from as a … Continue reading Tyler Kepner: Trump’s Best Hope For 2020
On Tuesday November 7th New York City will be electing a chief executive. Offering an opinion that no functional adult could possibly be interested in, I'm endorsing Robert Liebowitz for the position. In the interest of full disclosure I must acknowledge that Bob has been a friend of mine for nearly thirty years. Until last … Continue reading Liebowitz For Mayor
On August 15th Daniel Craig made it official. He will be returning as James Bond at least one more time. In the last few years his vacillation regarding that decision has been reported on numerous occasions, begging the question, what the hell is he so confused about? Look, I get it. As an actor Craig … Continue reading The Three Stages of James Bond Infatuation