Brandon Sanchez is a Joseph A. O’Hare fellow at America.
Tony Hale, Gary Cole and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in “Veep” (Colleen Hayes/HBO)
Arts & Culture Television
Brandon SanchezMay 13, 2019
A political satire with Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a constant presidential candidate, “Veep” gleefully exposed the hollowness of unbridled ambition, and it was fun (if also dread-inducing) through Sunday’s finale.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Brandon SanchezApril 26, 2019
If you list all the details, Kanye West’s “Sunday Service” starts to sound like the invention of a heavy-handed satirist.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Brandon SanchezApril 15, 2019
April 14 was the 80th anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, the greatest social novel of the 20th century.
Arts & Culture Television
Brandon SanchezMarch 22, 2019
As we come to grips with a national history of violence, greed and racialized privilege, this fable of noblesse oblige rings hollow.
Arts & Culture Books
Brandon SanchezMarch 19, 2019
Are conspiracy theorists just trying to maintain their empires and hawk merchandise? Am I a conspiracy theorist about conspiracy theorists?
Politics & Society News
Brandon SanchezMarch 13, 2019
“The intentional killing of another person is wrong and as governor, I will not oversee the execution of any individual,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said.
Arts & Culture Theater
Brandon SanchezMarch 08, 2019
“His story is so triumphal in the sense of what he was eventually able to do,” responding to persecution and oppression with an outpouring of love.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Brandon SanchezMarch 04, 2019
On a snowy Saturday in Flatbush, the snowy-haired independent senator from Vermont kicked off his second bid for president.
President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address on Feb. 5 to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi watch. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Politics & Society News
Brandon SanchezFebruary 06, 2019
In his 82-minute address, President Trump devoted much of his time to attacks on illegal immigration, but he also called for a ban on late-term abortion and for family leave legislation.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Brandon SanchezJanuary 31, 2019
When I was 19 years old, a production company paid me to attend the Super Bowl.