November/December 1988

Convention Culture: New Orleans ’88

As summer steamed into oblivion it was tempting to say that nothing much was happening or had happened in the period before and after the Republican convention. Yet in its own way that media spectacle has by its sheer banal extravagance provided a kind of contextual frame around things, for matters both pointed and tangential.

November/December 1988
New Orleans
Text / D. Eric Bookhardt