Tag Archives: Racism

The Phantom Miscalculation

Sometimes, when he’s feeling playful, or when he’s not angry, or when he’s not defiant and defensive and overcompensating by acting out, Donald Trump signs his tweets – “Your favorite President” or “Best President Ever” – but this is rare. … Continue reading

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The Privilege of Privilege

Unless a man is a Republican, blessed with unfailing moral certainty and obviously well-earned wealth, which he clearly deserves, there is always a time somewhere in the past that it’s best to forget. That’s usually that embarrassing freshman year of … Continue reading

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Not a Game Any Longer

What’s a twice-divorced fellow, who thinks that “third time’s charm” is nonsense, supposed to do on his fiftieth birthday? The answer was obvious – that long delayed first trip to Paris. Two weeks of kicking around Paris, solo, seemed like … Continue reading

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The Gag Reflex

No one gagged – but this is Hollywood. Everyone is exempt from everything out here in Hollywood, where every day the Spiderman impersonator chats with the guy dressed as Jesus, in front of the Chinese Theater, across the street from … Continue reading

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The Revenge of the Twit

Ah, an odd week finally ends – and all the political posturing of a presidential campaign, that hit full-speed far too early and then like in the Mel Brooks movie Spaceballs shifted to Ludicrous Speed, ended too, for a moment. … Continue reading

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Old Movies Always Playing

Out here in Hollywood you get used to it. The social conservatives – the evangelicals and End Times folks anticipating the Rapture, the values-voters and whatnot – have no use for Hollywood. All the movies and television shows are filled … Continue reading

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Race to the Bottom

You could read the book of essays: In The German Invention of Race, historians, philosophers, and scholars in literary, cultural, and religious studies trace the origins of the concept of “race” to Enlightenment Germany and seek to understand the issues … Continue reading

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