Today, some of us will eat turkey with a heaping side of feelings. Matthew Patrick Davis won’t be eating his feelings — he’ll be singing them right here!
I woke up laughing, shaking my head because the Cosmic Joke is on me this time. I didn’t write this article, but it reflects the response in my heart. It proves I’m not alone. You aren’t either.
by Patti Digh
Fellow Americans! Give this more than a little thought before you vote.
I suppose you could create a fictional character who was xenophobic, misogynistic, grotesque and despicable. And for good measure, you could give him a ridiculous hairpiece and have him run for President.
But what would be the point of that? Would anyone want to read it? It’s generally supposed that for a book to work, its main character needs to be likeable. Which is why we get works of fiction that focus on politics, but not a lot that focus on politicians.
There are exceptions. Notably House of Cards, the modern day spin off from Richard III. In both cases we know from the outset – because the main character tells us – that we’re dealing with villains. The reason these dramas work is because we’re fascinated – yet horrified – by the dastardliness and cunning of Frank and Richard. And also, of course, because we’re eager to…
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