"I got the American Queer as Folk calendar up in my office, and I tick off
the days, which is just so bizarre and so marvelous."
Mineta is an Asian-Pacific American, so Clinton can tick off
one more ethnic box in the cabinet he has created to "look like America." He is also a player; "one of the boys," as one source put it, with enough connections and cachet to bring plenty of money to the party.
On the elevated Metro leading to Thomas Hirschhorn's studio in the working-class neighborhood of Barbes (where he has lived since leaving his native Switzerland in 1984), blurred images flash before my eyes as I tick off
the stops on the outskirts of Paris.
Did you ever get the sensation, after pulling a tick off
your skin, that another one was crawling unseen on your body?
Manila-born singer-actress Julia Abueva got to tick off
an item on her wish list when she met composer-actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creative force behind the play 'Hamilton' and the movie 'Moana,' backstage after a performance of her current musical, 'KPOP,' on Broadway.