October 2022

There are an estimated 476 million Indigenous Peoples spread across 70 countries worldwide. I lack the space to map the torturous route of finding a day for the US government to honor them, or for The United Nations to recognize their rights in a declaration.

Thrust: A Spasmodic Pictorial History of The Codpiece in Art, by the English critic Michael Glover, has inspired this edition of the blog. Why devote any attention to it at all, you may well ask. Well, for one thing, it's pretty funny.

Cancel culture, sometimes termed call-out culture, is all the rage these days, particularly among young people — primarily young white people, who seem to have pickpocketed the phrase from (again) the Black community.