Radio Raheem for a new generation

Twenty-five years is a long time. I have many memories of the Summer of 1989, and one of them was going to see a movie that shook me up, Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing.” And apparently, the current president and his then-girlfriend saw the movie too that summer, as evidenced by the film clipContinue reading “Radio Raheem for a new generation”

The right thing is not to hate

I can count the things that I love on both hands and still have fingers left over. It isn’t that there’s no love in my heart–it’s actually quite the opposite. I love some things so strongly that the rest of the world has to get along with being liked or–more likely–ignored and/or tolerated. There areContinue reading “The right thing is not to hate”