Cole R. DeLaune
5/23/13

In May 2011, the spectacle of political theater took a quickly forgotten detour into the realm of the absurd when minor protests erupted over the participation of Chicago rapper Common in a White House poetry slam....

Cole R. DeLaune
4/20/13

To paraphrase one of the trite banalities she compulsively invoked throughout 2012, the spiritual godmother of the Occupy movement has telegraphed a definitive message to indigenous men and women since she swore the oath of her new position in January: "you are on your own." Despite insisting tha...

Cole R. DeLaune
4/4/13

Less than a month after the dead-man-walking candidacies of Richard Mourdock and a now infamous Missourian culminated in predictable blowouts, a governor emeritus of South Dakota announced his own bid for the Senate in the forthcoming 2014 midterms....

Cole R. DeLaune
3/20/13

Last week, the Internet news cycle erupted in a predictable maelstrom of gasps and pearl-clutching over the spring/summer issue of AnOther Magazine, an esoteric style rag based in London that caters to a relatively rarefied demographic of the sartorially literate and eclectically minded....

Cole R. DeLaune
11/1/12

To a certain species of political observer, the popular impulse when confronted with ideological complexity is to see past any suggestion of nuance to a profitable corollary....

Cole R. DeLaune
9/22/12

Digesting the broadcast of this month's Democratic National Convention, one was reminded of an expertly polished minstrel show....

Cole R. DeLaune
8/21/12

The humid days of late summer have always been a difficult time of year for me....

Cole R. DeLaune
9/30/12

The squall of outrage that has erupted in the 72 hours since footage of Massachusetts GOP Senate campaign staffers pantomiming the "tomahawk chop" and issuing war whoops initially emerged confounds logic and strains credulity....