David Remnick, writing on the occasion of Donald Trump’s election to the Presidency of the United States. The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and [...]
It is finally here, election day. Polls open here in Illinois in about 50 minutes. Go vote, please vote!
I"ve been following both the Governor and Senate races in MO pretty closely. I may be an Illinois resident, but I live in southern Illniois only 33 miles from downtown St. Louis. Therefore all my mass media comes from the St. Louis metro area. US Senate candidate Jason Kander was consistently trailing incumbent Roy Blunt [...]
One of the most popular courses at Stanford is Designing Your Life. Taught by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, the class covers how individuals can use design (thinking and techniques) to shape your life and career. This is a topic close to me for many reasons. I've spent my entire career around world class designers. I always [...]
Cook Political Report moves Iowa into Trump’s column, but map still forecasts Clinton victory. https://t.co/zn9amWjneW pic.twitter.com/AWiEnGgDQP — Jim Roberts (@nycjim) November 1, 2016
I will let Matthew Yglesias explain: The latest Hillary Clinton email revelations arose out of an unrelated investigation into Anthony Weiner’s sexting. The best way to understand this odd hopscotch is through the Prime Directive of Clinton investigations: We know the Clintons are guilty, the only question is what are they guilty of and when [...]
After my previous post on Stanley Kubrick, I kind of "fell down the rabbit hole" watching videos about him. Found this one that brings two of my favorite things together, Kubrick and The Simpsons. Anybody that has watched The Simpsons for even a handful of episodes, know the writers reference movies (and pop culture in general) [...]
The queens of the valley.@herdyshepherd1 pic.twitter.com/97IWEiaOqX — Hannah Jackson (@redshepherdess) October 30, 2016 BTW: if you are not following @herdyshepherd1 you are really missing out.
The Coen Brothers are the only directors I enjoy more than Stanley Kubrick, and they are a distant second. Kubrick paid such attention to detail, exerted such total control, he was able to create films that almost defy understanding . Anytime I throw in a DVD from the stellar Stanley Kurbrick Collection I am stunned at [...]
My cast iron skillet must be about 75 years old (if not older), given to me by my grandmother. I couldn't imagine my kitchen without it. It never leaves my stovetop. The above is a flat out wonderful video if you consider yourself something of an expert on cleaning and seasoning your skillet (as I [...]