Brian's Brain

Brian's Brain

by Brian George Hose

Last time I wrote about Ryan Murphy’s announcement that the upcoming season of “American Horror Story” will be based on the 2016 election. Murphy played it cool, not saying whether or not the season will feature an actor playing Trump. As luck, would have it, a few hours after I submitted my article Murphy said that there will not be a character based on Trump, much to my disappointment.

Friday, March 03, 2017

AHS 7: Murphy vs Trump

The last few weeks have been a tricky time for me and this column. There’s so much to write about, so much to respond to in the world that it’s often difficult to pick a topic that I can do justice in approximately 650 words. News cycles and politics change daily, sometimes by the minute, and what is important and relevant when I write may be a somewhat distant memory by the time it’s published, the world having moved on to something newer and more salacious.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Myth of Meritocracy

It started when we were children. Parents and teachers told us that if we worked hard and did our best that good things would happen. Our efforts would open doors, create opportunities, and lead to the kind of life we want for ourselves. All we had to do was give our best, follow the rules, and the world would be our oyster.

Friday, February 03, 2017

In Praise of Nasty Women

Those of you who read my last column may remember that I was feeling grumpy about the inauguration casting a somber veil over my birthday weekend. It may seem petty, but it strikes me as cruelly ironic that a day to celebrate me, a gay man, be shared with the inauguration of an administration that doesn’t seem to care for my kind. In my last piece I took comfort in schadenfreude; this time, I’m here to sing the praises of nasty women.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Gift of Schadenfreude

This is a big week for the future of our country. Our president-elect will become president, despite much weeping and gnashing of teeth by the masses, but more importantly, this is the week of my birthday.


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