I have had a great couple days listening to the boundary 2 conference. And after a productive and interesting week teaching Dear Esther (2012), Gone Home (2013), and Jennifer Egan‘s Look at Me (2001), I’m going to take the day to deeply immerse myself in football. So, I have a bit of time for some links.
Its amazing how quickly the conversation has turned toward the slowly shifting demographics in the US and the twilight of the GOP as we know it. Jonathan Chait’s “2012 or Never” in New York magazine is a great article that anticipated all this last February (citing those that anticipated this way back in 2002), and creator of The Wire (2002-2008) David Simon has a pretty nice, concise blog post re: the changing political landscape as well (and I love that Simon’s blog is called The Audacity of Despair). Are we really moving into a future that I and so many others desire? Probably not, but at least we’re not moving into the past.