Year Archive for 2017

A Tribute

It’s World AIDS Day. Today, I remember my friend Alan, who died in 1996. I can’t believe he’s been gone for over 20 years. Many people lost whole swaths of friends. A whole generation of young men was wiped out – decimated – gone from the face of the earth. But by the time I […]

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Where We Are: A Post About Nukes

Long post, so here’s the TL/DR version: (1) don’t be comforted by the thought that “the generals” will prevent nuclear war – and (2) we must decry as madness a doctrine of “trying to prevent North Korea from using nuclear weapons by starting a conflict that would likely cause North Korea to use its nuclear […]

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Halftime Report: TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN

Have you been watching the new TWIN PEAKS? I have. I just watched the WTFy-est ever episode 8 last night, which some are calling the most groundbreaking night of television in history. It was certainly groundbreaking in cinematic and conceptual terms: strange, terrifying, sometimes incomprehensible, always gorgeous. It touched on the nature of pure evil […]

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STATE OF THE UNION

I wrote this script back in 2006, but it feels right for today, this minute: right NOW. We are divided more than ever before, and I don’t know how we’ll see things the same way ever again. STATE OF THE UNION was performed in 2011 by the wonderful Three of A Kind Theater Company of North […]

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