…the time of year when some days are bright and crisp, the sun still shining warmly in the cool air. On other days, the rain comes down steadily, making us thankful that it isn’t too cold yet. In Texas last weekend there were tornados; western Florida got slammed with another tropical storm and there are … More In New York City, it’s fall…
…is out. Read about it here.
…and we are in full-blown Beta launch people! Check it out: the new issue is out today; bookmark it, because you will see a new front page every Wednesday. This week, you can read an interview I did with feminist novelist Alix Kates Shulman.
At Public Seminar, we are fortunate to have a documentary photographer. Political scientist, activist, attorney and photographer Jo Freeman goes to political events and takes wonderful pictures, which our managing editor, Dara Levendosky, produces. Are you all, “Wait — that Jo Freeman? `The Tyranny of Structurelessness’ (1970) Jo Freeman?” Yes, the very same. Now, aren’t … More More on Elizabeth Warren
This was originally published at Public Seminar on January 24 2019. Everyone has a #CovingtonBoys story, and this is mine. It is a story about clickbait. It is a story about how an unknown political operative captured a real event that might never have been noticed at all, and turned it into a news tsunami during a … More How I Knew the #CovingtonBoys Video Was Clickbait
A little more than two years ago, I launched a regular column that I named Purple Wednesday, a series that comes to a close today. The title post, “The Mo(u)rning After” riffed off the theme song for The Poseidon Adventure(1972), sung by an otherwise little-known singer named Maureen McGovern, was written a few hours after Donald … More Making America Good Again
In true old school blog style, you will have to read this post backwards, as the most recent entries will be at the top. This may cause you to want to go straight to the original, published throughout the day of November 7 2018 at Public Seminar. 10:23 p.m. NBC projects that Democrats will take the … More Election Day, 2018
This essay followed Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test, in which she refuted the Tar Baby in Chief mocking her relentlessly as “Pocahontas.” It’s Monday morning. I open up my Twitter feed and see the video Elizabeth Warren made to answer charges made by Donald Trump, taken up by Trump enthusiasts everywhere, that she has pretended to … More Is Elizabeth Warren Native American?