3Ps’ ‘Red’ plunges into the mind of Mark Rothko

Visionary 20th-century artist Mark Rothko once claimed, “Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can only be explored by those willing to take the risk,” in a letter to the New York Times written with artist Adolph Gottlieb. Indeed, American playwright John Logan’s “Red” (2009), which is being performed on Balch Arena Theater by 3Ps (Pen, Paint, and […]

Red, White and True: In defense of Charlie Baker

“A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.” –Molière The moderate Republican is a dying breed. Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker represents one of the last and most powerful proponents of this ideology. Recently, Baker, an anti-Trump Republican, has […]

Red, White and True: Where have you gone, Paul Ryan?

“You cannot be a hero without being a coward.” –George Bernard Shaw In this election season, no duo has received more criticism than the ‘reasonable’ members of the Republican party, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan. These two figureheads for a younger conservative movement have been publicly lambasted as “Trump lapdogs,” rolling over in the wake […]

Respecting the Separation of Powers

“To preserve the republican form and principles of our Constitution and cleave to the salutary distribution of powers which [the Constitution] has established… are the two sheet-anchors of our Union. If driven from either, we shall be in danger of foundering.” – Thomas Jefferson, 1823 Last week, President Donald Trump instituted an executive order restricting […]