EDUCATION: BA - Philosophy MA - Interdisciplinary Creative Arts MSE - Speech Communications PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Visual Arts - graphic artist, illustrator, portrait artist Performing Arts - Singer, actor, theatre director, writer Education - Teacher, coach, artist-in-residence Media - Radio and television producer and host INTERESTS: U.S. politics, religion/atheism, racial and gender equality, post-capitalist theory, education reform, peace movement, climate change, labor rights, film/arts criticism, etc. Guilty pleasures: Film Noir, cowboy songs, and the NFL.

If listening to live music is like having sex, we’re stuck in an endless rut of degrading one-night stands. There are many ways to listen to music. One way that we’re all familiar with is really fun: The music is loud! Pounding drums, wailing guitars, screaming vocals, and a thumping bass that vibrates from the […]

In tonight’s live production of Jesus Christ Superstar on NBC John Legend, Sara Bareilles and Alice Cooper were terrible. And I bet you thought they were great. You are wrong. They were not. Any performer with musical theater experience will tell you the same. Any veteran theater enthusiast who’s actually seen quality productions will tell […]

Talkers on the political right love the straw man technique. That’s where you invent an opponent easy to knock down and then you knock them down. You define Liberal arguments in such ridiculous terms to make them sound completely wacky or scary so your counterargument appears reasonable and even more, the only path to save […]

His friends and supporters keep telling us what a good guy Neil Gorsuch is. How humble and unassuming he is. Please. This is Douchebag Archetype 101. The jaunty little way he sits sideways in his chair, one arm on the witness table, so comfortable, so open and honest according to the body language consultants on […]

Here you go, Senator Schumer. Just sign your name and send it off. Thanks. Complete text. Just copy and sign. Again, thanks. The Honorable Mitch McConnell 317 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 205100001 Dear Mitch, With a year remaining in President Obama’s term, you blatantly flaunted the United States Constitution and ignored the will of the […]

Before his first full day in office, Pumpkinhead Tinyhands has already eliminated Civil Rights, Climate Change, and LGBTQ Rights from the White House Website. This act of scrubbing is literally right out of the pages of Orwell. Of course, it signals not just the end of particular words and pictures on a particular website. It […]

I have made a personal and professional commitment to participate in important public issues and debates. Today I wish I hadn’t. I can’t even. But here goes. This is not the time to politicize, to point blame, right? Wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. This is exactly the time. The Pulse massacre was a hate crime. In […]