Joker: The Superhero Skinsuit

When a Hollywood news blast first stated Joaquin Phoenix would play the Joker in the new Warner Brothers DC vehicle, I rolled my eyes. When the first teaser trailer was released, I thought we were getting a Taxi Driver remake. As I left the theater thoroughly entertained, I realized what a trick Phoenix and director…

Quiet Desperation is the American Way

And you run, and you run to catch up with the sun, but it’s sinking/ Racing around to come up behind you again/ The sun is the same in a relative way, but you’re older/ Shorter of breath, and one day closer to death “Time,” by Pink Floyd (1973) Twentieth century American popular fiction can…