Until recently, if you’d asked me what my favorite social media platform was, I would have answered “Twitter” without hesitation. I was an enthusiastic early adopter, and I’ve used the service constantly for a decade now. I’ve even been a Twitter evangelist of sorts, teaching webinars on the subject to fellow technologists and writing extensively about […]
If you’re a writer like me, then chances are you’re also having trouble concentrating in the midst of the daily assault on decency and justice that is the Trump administration. The outrages appear on multiple fronts at once, fast and furious, deployed with deliberate intent to demoralize and terrorize us all into accepting the unacceptable. […]
I finally got to see Wonder Woman. Went with my mother, who loves a good summer blockbuster and was curious, like I was, to see a comic book action movie with a woman playing the superhero for once. As the credits rolled, she turned to me and said, “I wonder what it would have been […]
It’s the 4th of July here in the United States: a great moment to reflect on the promise of America. Many of us feel that American democratic institutions have taken a beating in recent months, and it is hard not to feel great concern about the future direction of our country given the daily assault […]
How does a person of conscience create empathy and solidarity in turbulent times? That’s a question many of us are confronting today amidst deep divisions and profound inequality in the United States, but in many respects it is not a new one. In our quest to find a meaningful answer, we need only to look […]
What happens when a resistance movement devolves into the cult of personality and violent authoritarian rule it once democratically sought to challenge? That is the urgent question Oskar Eustis and The Public Theater put before us in their new production of Julius Caesar at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. With the radically increased levels of anger and […]
Rose de Fremery
Living at the intersection of digital culture and creativity.