Monthly Archives: January 2015

How Satire Happens

On May 4, 1970, when 29 Ohio National Guardsmen shot 67 rounds of ammunition at a group of unarmed Kent State University students protesting Richard Nixon’s expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia, killing four students and wounding nine others, I was the president of the Harvard Lampoon, the nation’s… More

New Tools for Measuring Cultural Engagement

I was very pleased to be invited by the National Endowment for the Arts to participate in a lively¬†symposium addressing perhaps the most important issue in the arts these days: how do we justify public funding for the arts? For those of us who frequently attend arts and culture events,… More