During last week’s ‘Scandal’ recap, I expressed annoyance with Olivia’s likening her relationship to Fitz to that of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings — and the adamant Twitter cosigning of that janky-ass analogy. But if you want to understand how vastly different these two situations are, try thinking up a label for the relationship between Read More

The first and second installments of a four-part series of mock commercials part of Pierre Bennu’s larger series of paintings and films “deconstructing and re-envisioning images of people of color in commercial and pop culture.” Had me chortling in all sort of inappropriateness here at the college library cafe. Check Bennu’s for more thought/art-provoking Read More

If the all-knowing Jake Tapper is correct, McCain’s next attack will be on comments Obama made seven years ago during a radio appearance in a discussion about slavery and the Constitution. Political Punch (long, I know): In that show — WBEZ-FM’s “Odyssey” — Obama discussed the role of the courts in civil rights. Today, aides Read More