Thinking of Haiti, Remembering New Orleans

Forget what Pat Robertson said. Forget what the Red Cross is or isn’t doing. Forget Wyclef, and why we have heard more from him than the actual prime minister of Haiti. Forget all that for a moment. And remember New Orleans. Remember Katrina. Remember thousands of people, mostly poor, mostly…

Fuck Twitter.

When it comes to the newest technologies, I’ve always been one to three years behind the curve. Digital cameras? I rocked my old Polaroid till my cousin decided to use it as a doorstop – and it didn’t stop the door. Cell phones? I think I was the last college…

Gone but Not Forgotten: Justice for Oscar Grant

It was my first New Year’s since I moved to the Bay. A nice, quiet one: Esther and I played watched movies, drank wine, and maybe stayed up till 12:30am. Maybe. Not till the next morning did I hear the news: a BART policeman had shot and killed an unarmed…

Wishing Joe Lieberman an Unhealthy New Year

With some folks now saying that Barack Obama has been disappointing and not lived up to his potential as the first black president, just remember…Joe Lieberman could have been the first Jewish vice president. When I think about Lieberman, I think about the all-encompassing, dead-on personification of what it means…

The Top 8 Things You Don’t Know about Chanookah

Last night I performed at the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s Festival of Rights party. Shout-out to my boy Dan Wolf for making it happen, and for letting me rock some new material in the shmancy space. SOOOO…just in time for the 4th night of Chanukah (aka holy hump-day), I present to…