Now That Anyone Can Be President, Some 2020 Picks

There is a silver lining during this phase of post-election Trump ascendancy (PETA): all bets for the job are officially off. We no longer have to pretend that the American political machine is anything more than a high school popularity contest on steroids fronting for every –ism in the book and Big Banks. Donald Trump…

How Paisley Park Can Be a Better Museum

If the curators had done nothing to Paisley Park it would still be an honor to be there. I know: I was there on day two. That they have modified the space – despite roundly and falsely claiming to have left some rooms on the tour “untouched” – but not amplified much about the experience…

Tim Burton’s Home for Peculiar Colorblind Racism

Tim Burton could have been slick and got out of this clean. When an interviewer asked why his movie about a fantasy story that largely takes place in 1940 Wales was predominantly white, Burton could have responded with, “Did you read the book? The story takes place in 1940 Wales. Ever been to Wales? Wales…