The country of Bolivia has straight-up canceled its school year. It’s just – POOF – gone. They want to contain the virus and they say most of their kids don’t have the internet at home so remote learning isn’t an option so they’ve just shut the whole thing down. [Read More]
It’s July 3rd and the big news is that Hamilton came out on Disney Plus this morning. It’s all over Twitter and social media so I’m not sure how you could have missed it.
Hamilton was one of the biggest cultural phenomenons in years. It seems everyone knew the words. We in the Kairoticast household included. But we need to acknowledge a few things – Hamilton, the musical and the man, is somewhat problematic. [Read More]
Donald Trump is easily the worst speaker who has ever held the office of the President of the United States. His syntax and vocabulary is juvenile, he can’t keep a train of thought going, and when he DOES rely on a pre-written speech they are generally hyperbolic and terrible. He is, quite simply, a terrible speaker. [Read More]
Those of us who can go for a day or two and not think about racism are living wildly different lives than our Brothers and Sisters of Color, whose days are defined by systemic racism. If you can live in your skin and not think about how your skin changes your relationship to the world, you are privileged in indescribable ways. [Read More]
There’s a thing you’ve probably heard of, but is often misunderstood, called toxic masculinity. When we use the phrase toxic masculinity we do not mean that all males are toxic. We mean that there is a certain version of masculinity that IS toxic. Trump is the example par excellence of that brand of masculinity. [Read More]