American Fame Story: From Simpson to Trump

*Disclaimer: This post is going to make a lot of tenuous connections and cultural, societal, and political assumptions, and is probably too influenced by last year’s award-winning mini-series* “Donald Trump is the natural product of the Kardashian Era. He’s the Reality Show candidate!” So said Newt Gingrich when I saw him speak at the Nixon […]

But then again, who does? Malaise and Meaning in Macon Blair’s “I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore”

It would be pat and self-satisfied to say that ennui, confusion, and moral frustration are the unshakable symptoms of that storied creature who is called “modern man”. In truth, this is The Human Condition, and always has been. Our quest to find reason and moral order in this mess of meanness and indifference is what […]