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Working Skin: Joseph Hankins Writes about Leather, Japan's Buraku People, and Global Circuits of Identity Formation

One evening, over a decade ago, I sat next to Joseph Hankins at a Chinese restaurant in Uptown, where a large group of us had decamped after a&nbsp

Don’t Let Sean Penn’s Joke Distract You From All That Other White People Stuff At the Oscars

February 23, 2015

 

The moment he paused the first time, after being handed the envelope with the name of Best Picture at this year’s Oscars,  I knew Sean Penn was heading towards a joke.  And then he paused again, in apparent disbelief, and finally delivered the line, “Who gave this son of a bitch his green card? Birdman!”

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