“[Obama] seems like the Antichrist… If you read that kind of literature, he fulfills the characteristics of the Antichrist. The Antichrist is someone who will gather lots of people around him, like Obama…” Okay, who said that? Victoria Jackson? Well, she said something like it, but who said that? A: Downtown demigod director Richard Foreman. Read his surprising election take and others’ — including Ice-T’s, Richard Belzer’s, and Dorothy Allison’s — at the Village Voice. While you’re at it, also take in Tom Robbins’ definitive term-limits heroes & villains, Rob Harvilla on TMBG’s “safe harbor of unrepentant geekery,” Elizabeth Dwoskin on Bangladeshi political junkies, and, oh hell, everything else.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 29, 2008