WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Doing a number on race

Rationality. Logic. Respect for facts over perceptions. Where does this leave us when the facts contradict the perceptions? I’m troubled by the latest Andrew Sullivan piece in New York magazine … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · 5 Comments

James Baldwin speaks

I had to post this as soon as I finished listening to the great James Baldwin in his 1965 Cambridge Union debate with the irritable William F. Buckley. Watch JB … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · 9 Comments

A tale of two cities

I come from St. Louis. It’s always delightful, as a homeboy in exile, to read things like this longer article in the Times yesterday — about how ingrained segregation there … Continue reading

August 10, 2015 · 19 Comments

Junot Díaz vents about MFA programs: turns out they’re very blanca

Just finished this piece by Junot Díaz in the New Yorker, re how lousy MFA workshops are for people of color (POC). This is a whole new reason to question … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · 9 Comments