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Big Show this Saturday…and Why I Love Real Artists

This past week I had the pleasure to witness some amazing shows that cross the fake boundaries of performance, culture, and politics. 2 cities, 4 shows, 8 days…and i didn’t even pay a dime! Quick, non-linear recap: – “In the Heights” (NYC): When I heard there was a hip-hop, merengue…

The True Meaning of Thanksgiving

This past weekend, while hosting the UW Collegiate Poetry Slam back in Madison, I got the chance to clear up some confusion when it comes to my work. “I just want to say for the record…I don’t think all white people are evil.” “But white supremacy is the devil.” People…

Manny Pacquiao vs. the Top 10 Dictators: Now That’s a Fight

I’m not a big boxing fan. The idea of two grown men beating the shit out of each other as people make money off their blood…I guess it goes against my (semi)pacifist tendencies. But I gotta admit — I do like Manny Pacquiao. Maybe it’s how he smiles throughout the…

To the Young Men who Watched and Said Nothing

From the cheap nfl jerseys Richmond Peace March, November 7, 2009. Photo credit: Bethanie Hines I went to the Peace March this part Saturday that was organized in response to the recent gang-rape at Richmond High School. It was a healing event for a lot of folks. Despite the tragedy…

Justice in Jerusalem: No More Spinning Our Wheels

I’m gonna be real with you — I was excited that J Street invited me to their founding conference. Excited to be part of the conversation of progressive, peace-seeking Jewish Americans that had found a new, stronger voice in Washington. Excited to push conference attendees towards language and policies of…