Friday Open Thread ~ the week in review edition
Journalist and anti-war activist David Harris spoke to Robert Scheer about his resistance to America’s genocide in Vietnam and his education in federal prison
A pared-down pandemic contingent of Hollywood elites conducted the annual Academy Award rituals of self-glorification not, as they have done since 2002, in the modern glitz of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood itself, but in the Art Deco splendor of downtown Los Angeles’s Union Station. It seemed oddly fitting, more than a year into Covid Time, that the stars and moguls, a couple hundred in number, would take over a utilitarian cathedral of public transport for their three-hour advertisement: the message conveyed by the begowned and tuxedoed perched at tables and banquettes was that they were all dressed up but had nowhere to go.
All Dressed Up for the Oscars and Nowhere to Go