Three Wednesdays in January

In 2021, on three consecutive Wednesdays in January, in a trium of blood-bound events, we survived a catastrophe, we served a correction, and we held a celebration. Democracy is, at times, a gory and brutal mess — an angry boil in need of lancing — and sometimes in need of a realignment of values based on the witnessing of a live horror, in real time, as we are confronted by the monsters some of us have become in the lighted dark of day.

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Yo Yo Ma Faked It

It was hard to believe Yo Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman were actually playing live for the Obama Inauguration outside in the bitter cold, and now, today, the New York Times reveals — like the Obama invitations before it — the entire performance was faked!

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