May 9, 2012 1 Comment
My afternoon companions at Cafe Venetia. Frankenstein and French press. Who needs glamor?
progressive politics and regressive entertainment. like peanut and butter.
May 9, 2012 8 Comments
I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.
May 9, 2012 Leave a comment
Sacha Baron Cohen very rarely gives interviews as himself, which is one reason why his appearance on Howard Stern’s radio show yesterday interested me greatly. Cohen is, after all, someone who makes his comedy out of highly original, boundary-breaking characters. It is obvious that there is a very sharp intelligence in action behind the satire of Ali G and Borat, and that this intelligence is not the typical work of just another smart comedian. Yesterday’s interview just scratched the surface, but hit on enough different topics to make it worthwhile.