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Andrew Ritchie is a Brooklyn-based tech entrepreneur and standup comedian. He’s also, as of last week, someone who’s set in motion a series of events that might lead to the resignation of Maine’s far-right governor, Paul LePage. Just by asking a question at a town hall meeting, Ritchie got the governor to claim he had a three ring binder full of photos that proved “90 percent” the drug dealers arrested in Maine were black and...
If you have not yet seen Michael Ritchie’s classic 1972 satire (docudrama?) The Candidate, get that taken care of as soon as possible. (The film plays on Saturday at BAM as part of their "Four More Years: An Election Special" series.) Robert Redford stars as Bill McKay, a quixotic poverty lawyer groomed by a mephistophelean electioneer named Lucas (Peter Boyle) to run against towering Republican incumbent Crocker Jarman (Don Porter) in the California...
The 2016 presidential is a time to pick sides. You're with us or against us. It's our team or their team. Blah blah blah. (Get us out of here.) Follow Matt Lubchansky on Twitter, visit his Patreon page here, or check out his store here.
The brainchild of creative agents and political cognoscenti Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms has been heralded as the first artist-run super PAC, an intriguing and very timely organization aimed at not merely endorsing or promoting political candidates, but also at spreading awareness about some of the many less-than-apparent facets of the democratic process in the US. The super PAC has been headquartered at Jack Shainman Gallery for the past few weeks, where...