Dear Mr. Goldberg

Allow me to express my heartfelt congratulations on your two successful books.  Since I am an illustrator, and it falls within my professional interests, I must profess admiration for the covers of both your books.  The smiley face with the Hitler mustache is iconic and jarring.  Furthermore, the cover’s simple design intertwines nicely with the […]

Tragic Clinton

In college a teacher once remarked that Shakespeare’s Richard II is tragic not because he evidences great vanity, ambition, and moral collapse.  Shakespeare’s tragic touches come through the flashes of Richard’s promise. Take this speech for instance, where Richard rises to the stature of a man: Tell Bolingbroke–for yond methinks he stands– That every stride […]

“Few enterprises are so hopeless as a contest against fashion.” Samuel Johnson

You may have heard of the recent ad that Levi’s pulled from British markets.  The ad features models without any impulse control worshipping themselves.  In order to add a feeling of depth, they have what sounds like a Native American man reading a silly poem in restrained unemotional tones.  They also threw in a meditative soundtrack–the […]

Mamet

Famed Playwright, Filmmaker, Author, etc. David Mamet is making some waves with his latest book.  The story, “playwright turns conservative” much like the story “man bites dog” begs for public expression. Apparently in 2004 Mamet discovered that he reviled conservatives but didn’t know any.  His Rabbi suggested that civility according to the Judeo-Christian ethos challenges […]