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Make America [Blank] Again

Like everyone else in the western world, I’ve been thinking a lot about the US presidential election and about Donald Trump specifically. I didn’t want to sit down and write the same kind of political analysis that has been everywhere else. I’m not a pundit. I’m more interested in trying to conceptualize the election in […]

Use and the Stamp of Nature

I find myself less inclined to write blog entries the older I get. It’s funny to think that this blog has existed in various forms for over ten years — although with some of the more embarrassing entries deleted — and has documented an arc in my intellectual life as I’ve become what passes for […]

Measure for Measure

Next month I will be making my very first film, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for Measure,’ shot entirely on an iPhone. The initial inspiration for the project came last summer when I stumbled on an article about a number of feature-length films that had been shot entirely on iPhones. It’s no surprise to anyone […]

Richmond Ballet’s “Romeo and Juliet”

I had the pleasure of seeing Richmond Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet twice this weekend. Once last night and once tonight. I’ve never seen a ballet of Romeo and Juliet, so I went into it without any expectations, aside from having heard the Prokofiev score once or twice. The version performed by the Richmond Ballet was […]