Charlie Chaplin made one of the most moving speeches that I’ve ever heard in his film “The Great Dictator” circa 1940. In the film he played the duel role of The Dictator of Tomainia and a Jewish Barber in a ghetto. At the time of its first release, the United States was still formally at peace with Nazi Germany. Chaplin’s film advanced a stirring, controversial condemnation of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini’s fascism, antisemitism, and the Nazis, whom he mocks in the film as “machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts”.
Kimberly considers herself a maverick, which means an unorthodox or independent-minded person or an unbranded calf or yearling. She prefers the first definition.
A writer, an architect and historian, an artist, and most recently, a musician, she is fascinated with juxtapositions like positive and negative, beauty and ugly, sublime and repulsive, black and white, reality and fantasy; and with the notion of the “other” and what it means to be human. She is also a bit obsessed with simulation theory. Kimberly currently spends her time between playwriting and bartending at her favorite dive bars.
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