Controlling the development of culture has been the dream of tyrants and humanitarians alike, but neither has been successful. Yet we seriously posit that some "Secretary of Culture" can manage, coerce, shape, tinker, tailor, or soldier it into submission?
Why am I home right now, attempting to be a writer instead of wailing my guts out somewhere in an opera? Well, I was supposed to have a gig this spring with San Antonio Opera. Except San Antonio Opera filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and no longer exists.