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Michael Moore spoke at the Women’s March on January 21st, but I was thinking of one of his documentaries in the run up to the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States of America the day before. I actually don’t care much for Moore’s films, but there’s a terrific moment in Bowling for Columbine (2002) when Marilyn Manson, of all people, says something more intelligent, thoughtful, and compassionate than any of...
The ascension of Donald Trump to President of the United States is a triumph of stupidity, hatred, fear and reckless nihilism. The not-new cynical alchemy that used economic despair to stoke a widespread persecution complex with misidentified perpetrators, producing votes and a sham “movement,” seemed to rapidly accelerate a national death wish that was until now only bubbling latently under the surface. The country will probably make it to 2020, but Trump’s normalization and...
"Our first speaker received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She probably received the last one ever, thanks to Trump." Those were moderator Michael Reynolds’s opening remarks at NYC's New Literature from Europe Festival on December 7, 2016. He chuckled at his own joke, but none of the artists in the audience laughed. Because of Donald Trump, the Republican Congress, and the very real possibility of a Republican Supreme Court, Brooklyn's arts...

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