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The Kochs Are Ghostwriting America's Story

Michael Winship | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

Gather round for the word of the day: metanarrative. Definitions vary but let's say it's one big narrative that connects the meaning of events to a belief thought to be an essential truth, the storytelling equivalent of the unified field theory in physics. Now use it to define what's being done to America today. The Koch brothers and the extraordinary machine they have built in cahoots with fellow billionaires and others, have spent hundreds and hundreds of millions to get their way, all part of one long story told in pursuit of a specific end: to make the needs of the very, very few our nation's top priority and to thwart or destroy any group effort among the poor and middle class to do or say otherwise.

The Collective Journey -- Part 2

Maya Zuckerman | Posted 01.29.2016 | Entertainment
Maya Zuckerman

We are all co-creators of the human story, each bringing a piece of it, together creating an immersive, interactive and non-linear narrative that stretches through the ages and into the future.

The Collective Journey - Part 1

Maya Zuckerman | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
Maya Zuckerman

"Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future." ...

Lady Gaga: An Avatar for Our Times?

Gillian Schutte | Posted 02.06.2013 | Arts
Gillian Schutte

Gaga is an icon that is not meant to be understood or defined. Certainly, she has done more to engage the world in a speculative debate about what she is than any of her predecessors who, though complex, were much easier to pigeonhole. Gaga, it seems, is indefinable.