October 10, 2018
In “The Class Struggles in France,” Marx referred to revolutions as the “locomotives of world history.” Walter Benjamin would later object. “Perhaps it is quite otherwise,” he wrote in the preparatory notes to his “Theses on the Philosophy of History.” “Perhaps revolutions are an attempt by the passengers on this train—namely, the human race—to activate […]
November 29, 2016
All it should take to feel solidarity with the Standing Rock protests is the vaguest knowledge of colonial misdeeds and a firm belief that, yes, the Thanksgiving story really is that messed up. (The knowledge that Trump himself has had as much as $1 million invested in the pipeline should also help.) Yet the […]
November 4, 2016
I just did a profile of Red Hook’s Jalopy Theatre for the Brooklyn Rail. A big thanks to Lynette Wiley, Eli Smith, and Jack Hirshorn for their contributions.