The problem with Spike: A Modern Greek Tragedy

I went to Chiraq with the other fellows from the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. We were invited to see the movie by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. (also known as "Skip"). I had been following some of the responses to the idea of the project when it was …

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I Sang Her Away…

So I was dating this woman that I met while doing work for this non-profit theatre company in Raleigh. It was the time when I learned that not knowing what working in development for a non-profit meant makes it hard to be in charge of development for a non-profit. As I toiled away trying to …

The Independent Artist’s Fight (The Mayweather Model)

Mayweather 426 thrown 230 connected 54% punches connected 34% jabs landed 54% power punches landed Maidana 858 thrown 221 connected 25% connected 11% jabs landed 34 power punches landed This fight is an excellent metaphor for what I believe is the biggest illusion in independent art (especially poetry), that activity means success. Maidana was on …