December 17, 2017
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.



Here’s to Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman. Not only a great actor but also citizen concerned about social justice and human rights. A great loss. Here’s my painting of him in The Master for the Village Voice. RIP PSH.

The Master Final updated 2014700

Kerry Unbound

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The Middle East has to take creative moves for peace . . . and survival. The National Journal this week explores the new Kerry. Thomas Friedman today lays out the case for Kerry bringing Bibi and Abbas along. Not bloody likely, but, as Chomsky said, never discount “occult forces” in history. There will those, and this might just be one.

The Return of the Welfare Queen

Here’s this week’s cover for The National Journal. One powerful piece, linked below on the GOP’s cynical and racist (and long term) plan to gin up race-based voting. Thanks to Adam Kushner, editor and Jan Zimmeck, art director, who gave great help here.

Return of the Welfare Queen

by Beth Reinhard

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