Voices
Brandon Sanchez is a Joseph A. O’Hare fellow at America.
Arts & Culture Art
Brandon SanchezJune 14, 2019
Every other year it hosts the Whitney Biennial, which famously asks the question: What is art in America today? A question that can be broken down into two separate lines of inquiry: What is art? And, what is America?
Politics & Society News
Brandon SanchezMay 29, 2019
In an interview on Mexican television that first got attention for his comments about former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Pope Francis condemned Donald Trump’s “cruel” immigration policies, delivering a sharp rebuke to a president whose anti-immigrant rhetoric has defined his time in office.
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.