Category Archives: politics

The Trouble With Sinterklaas

[Queue up The Twilight Zone theme song and hit “play” before you read this] Imagine, if you will, a country where dressing-up Caucasian children as African slaves, complete with curly wigs and blackface, is considered a beloved, holiday tradition. A place where full-grown … Continue reading

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Scenes From the Occupation

I should be a huge, unquestioning advocate of the Occupy Wall Street movement. In the autumn of 2009, my career abruptly came to an end when my company, about to wrap up yet another unprecedentedly successful quarter, announced that it was going … Continue reading

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