Theatre & Protest

I recommend this book, Theatre & Protest, by Lara Shalson. It's a great essay on how theatre can inspire, and be inspired by, protest. "Could theatre respond differently to protests against it, neither cancelling the production nor, as happens more frequently, evicting protesters as quickly as possible? Such evictions are almost always justified in the …

Immigrants in Italy

Recently, Italy’s politicians have been obsessed with immigration. They want fewer immigrants, and it seems that the Italians agree with them. They believe immigrants are destroying their country. After spending four days in Rome, I see that they have a point: Americans are everywhere! I saw thousands of Americans blocking the pavements and streets, making …

How to travel as a vegan in Europe

Vegan travel satire

Vegan traveling in Europe is not easy, but neither is it all that difficult The big problem is that sharing food is an important custom in every culture, to a greater or lesser extent, and most food that is shared comes from animals. How are you going to get around that? The only way to …

Introducing GiveAFuck – The App That Cares

give-a-fuck app

It should be clear by now that many governments of the world don’t give a fuck about their own people. If they did, they would provide basic healthcare for everybody, unemployment benefit for those who lose their jobs, and probably some safety measure to stop crazy people from murdering children in their schools. Here in …