Dealey Plaza

“Rambler in the carport / Three-bedroom ranch / chain-link fence; / Mom’s Kenmore kitchen, / Dad on the road.” A poem by James Daubs.

Hammered in the Closet

“But why in this era of same-sex marriage and Stars Coming Out must we continue to ignore the utter, blatant, in-your-face queerness of Jackson’s work?” James Daubs shines a light.

Punchlist, Week Of 2/18/13

“We really, really like Maggie Smith; hell, we want to be Maggie Smith, or at least to be the Dowager Countess of Grantham.” James Daubs offers a taxonomy of Downton Abbey watchers.

April 2, 2012
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Watergate Junkie

“I was only in my early teens, but I remember adults in my heavily Republican hometown opining that Nixon hadn’t committed any crimes other presidents hadn’t committed. Bullshit, I thought, and think now.” James Daubs is hooked on Watergate.

October 20, 2011
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A Beautiful Day For A Sit-In

“I’m much closer to the protesters politically and economically than I am to the fat cats they’re purporting to overthrow, but I wonder: can a movement define itself only in terms of being discontent with the status quo?”