News and Notes, November 30, 2012

And as the days grow shorter …

  • Kevin Levin was all over the Trace Adkins Confederate flag earpiece controversy (although he was cloyingly coy about it). Now comes word that Adkins was simply celebrating his Southern heritage and welcomes an “honest conversation about the country’s history.” Like this one?  Given what Adkins has said in the past, we know what he means by “honest.”
  • If Ta-Nehisi Coates has anything to say about it, Tony Kushner won’t be participating in that conversation. Sounds familiar, no? No word yet on whether there will be a “Saving Tony Kushner” movie.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.