School of Hard Knocks

Student:  Mr. Kazzy, we need white chalk so we can mix it with the red to make pink. Mr. Kazzy:  We don’t have any white chalk. Student: Why don’t you go to the store and buy more white chalk? Mr. Kazzy:  We can’t solve all our problems by going to the store.  Sometimes we just…

The film is a saddening bore

Cinematic shorthand tends to make use of emblematic actions to visually represent certain eras: the 40s USO dance, 50s drag race, 60s protest, etc. These, usually collective, activities come to be how we visualize historical periods such that we wonder if those who lived through the periods but sat out the activities were really there.

Sam He Is

SEC Defensive Player of the Year and NFL prospect Michael Sam came out.  While he says his teammates and coaches knew since the summer and that many people associated with the NFL also seemed to know, he wanted to formally come out on his own terms, saying, “I want to own my truth. … No…