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My New Year’s Resolutions (May Contain Trump)

1 January 2017

Sorry, this is going to be really self-indulgent. I mean, who fills up a blog with their New Year’s resolutions as though anybody cares? Resolutions: Stop apologizing for being...

I am George III, Know You Not That?: On Trump, Hamilton, and Shakespeare

20 November 2016

Theater is a distillation, not a distraction. Like most of America, I have a lot of thoughts about the statement Brandon Victor Dixon read to Vice-President-Elect Mike Pence after the...

After Donald Trump, What?

9 November 2016

The AP just announced that Donald Trump will be president of the United States. The man who has declared that America’s top priority will be walling ourselves off from our neighbors....

Much Ado About Doodles

30 September 2016

One of the best things about being an independent scholar (whatever that term might mean) is that my enthusiasms are no longer policed by the academy. Note: Which is not to say that...