Monthly Archives: February 2017

Searching for Truth in an Age of Lies

Back in the day, Truth began with a capital T, and it came straight from God. Then science had a long run with it. The Enlightenment. Good times. But modernity was no piece of cake for truth. All that everything-is-relative business was shattering. As for post-modernity, let’s just say that… More

The High-Concept Presidency

Anyone who has ever pitched a movie or television idea in Hollywood knows the tyranny of the “high concept.” It’s a staple of the entertainment world. A high concept is a simple, succinct, immediately comprehensible gimmick: Abraham Lincoln is a vampire hunter; the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and… More

Beyond the Wall

Is the U.S.-Mexico border a political calculation or a humanitarian crisis? Richard Misrach, Wall, east of Nogales, Arizona, 2014 © the artist There is a line between Richard Misrach and composer Guillermo Galindo. On the cover of Border Cantos, it is little more than a keystroke, a simple design flourish… More