Tag Archives: art

03.29:top.10.reads

Violence is Not Tough, Love is.

Perry’s ‘Texanity’ Explained – OtherWords. “[Perry] is going to shrink government until it fits into a woman’s uterus.”

The End of Empire by David Korten — Agenda for a New Economy.

Civil Eats » Blog Archive » Texas College Converts Football Field Into Organic Farm.

Assault on Public Unions an Affront to Women’s Historic Gains | Common Dreams.

Who’s Bashing Teachers and Public Schools and What Can We Do About It?.

Sarah Palin and the Dozen Dwarfs – OtherWords.

Urban Graffiti Knitters Are the New, Cozier Christo and Jeanne-Claude | Fast Company.

A Texas-Sized Plan for Nuclear Waste | Mother Jones.  We already have a large radioactive dump site, its called Texas Tech University.

Freakonomics » Does “No Child Left Behind” Contribute to Obesity?.

11.07:top.10.reads

Playing for Keeps | Derrick Jensen | Orion Magazine.

Noam Chomsky: ‘US foreign policy is straight out of the mafia’ | World news | The Guardian.

War, Peace and Obama’s Nobel — In These Times. Also by Chomsky.

Free Speech Radical — In These Times.

If this is a firm, and if the Board of Regents are the board of directors, and if President Kerr in fact is the manager, then I’ll tell you something—the faculty are the workers, and we’re the raw materials. But we’re a bunch of raw materials that don’t mean to have any process on us, don’t mean to be made into any product, don’t mean to end up being bought by some clients of the university, be they the government, be they industry, be they organized labor—be they anyone. We’re human beings!

There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part; you can’t even passively take part, and you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop. And you’ve got to indicate to the people who own the machine that until you are free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!

Can the Rich Really Save Us? — In These Times.

t r u t h o u t | Market-Driven Hysteria and the Politics of Death.  Can’t wait for this guy’s book.

t r u t h o u t | Democracy and Capitalism Are NOT One and the Same.

Truthdig – Reports – Sen. George McGovern on the Presidency From Lincoln to Obama.

Feminist artist Nancy Spero has died at the age of 83. She has written:

“I have come to the conclusion that the art world has to join us, women artists, not we join it. When women are in leadership roles and gain rewards and recognition, then perhaps ‘we’ (women and men) can all work together in art world actions.”

An Insider’s View of the Fort Hood Tragedy – Boing Boing.

Ewan McGregor Tells Craig Ferguson That His Constant Nude Scenes Are “A Feminist Thing” – Ewan Mcgregor – Jezebel.

Democrats To Allow Vote On Amendment Restricting Abortion Coverage In Hopes Of Ultimately Passing Health Care Bill – Health Care – Jezebel.  Same kind of thing just happened on WW.  Politicians should have to watch the show as that is how so many citizens relate to DC actions.

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09.07:top.10.reads

I love that I can make this a Labor Day special, and it is especially special to me who now labors for labor.  It is like Earth Day for the unions!

Why Honor Organized Labor? | CommonDreams.org.

Labor Unions’ Green Efforts Are Cause For Celebration This Labor Day | CommonDreams.org. [as if they are not everyday?]

Pace of Change Under Obama Frustrates Unions – NYTimes.com. [wow, people know what unions are today!]

Words Matter | CommonDreams.org. By Ralph Nader

Side with the Living | Derrick Jensen | Orion Magazine. Dear DJ, can we run away together?

By Any Means Necessary. By the Editors at The Nation.

20 Questions With… Carmen Van Kerckhove — In These Times. Founder of Racialicious.com.

Truthdig – Reports – Food Is Power and the Powerful Are Poisoning Us.

Truthdig – Ear to the Ground – Should Hitler Be the New Face of AIDS?. This makes me want to throw up, that someone out there thinks this is okay!?!?!?!

t r u t h o u t | Art as Resistance.

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this is where i live now.

this is where i live now.

07.28:top.10.reads

Business as usual – Vedanta mine plans threaten India’s poorest | Arundhati Roy | guardian.co.uk.

Op-Ed Columnist – Not a Victim, but a Hero – NYTimes.com.

Truthdig – Reports – What if the Big Cheese Had Been White?.

Truthdig – Reports – Happiness Consultants Won’t Stop a Depression.

The Cowboys of Kabul | Mother Jones.  How a pair of bankrupt Texas grandparents cashed in on Afghanistan’s contracting bonanza.

“The Land Where Rapists Go Free” – FeministingCommunity.

“The Land Where Rapists Go Free”  is part of a series called Global Diaries that the journalist Mariane Pearl does for Glamour magazine. (Marianne Pearl is the wife of Daniel Pearl who was killed in 2003 by terrorists in Pakistan, she wrote the book A Mighty Heart that was later adapted into film). Global Diaires are amazing peieces written profiling women in the US and around the world. In the series Pearl usually focuses her attention on a problem that is disproportionately affecting women and then profiles a local female leader trying to make a difference.

When I first read the title for the piece, “The Land Where Rapists Go Free”, I thought the piece would be on the topic of victims of rape in a low-income country such as the Congo but instead found myself reading about this horrible injustice here in the US:

But I’ve come here to report on another tragedy that gets far too little attention: According to U.S. Justice Department figures, more than one in three Native women will be raped in her lifetime, and they are two and a half times more likely to be sexually assaulted or raped than non-Native women. And these estimates are widely assumed to be low because so many rapes go unreported. “We found anecdotally that the rates could be much, much higher,” says Trine Christensen, a senior researcher with Amnesty International, which published a groundbreaking report on Native women and sexual violence last year. As Charon Asetoyer, an activist on the Yankton Sioux reservation, puts it, “The bottom line is that it’s open season on Native women. Nearly every woman on the reservation has been affected.”

Gold’s Gym declares July “Cankles Awareness Month” – Feministing.

Feminist art ‘the most important artistic movement since World War II’ – The F-Word.

Blake Gopnik – What Is Feminist Art? – washingtonpost.com.

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When lonely men and misogyny collide – Feministing.

Phenomenon – Love in 2-D – NYTimes.com.

Do Women Make Better Bosses — And Whistleblowers? – carol smith – Jezebel.

Marriage: For Adults Only – wedded bliss – Jezebel.

The Young and the Restless: Texas Monthly August 2009.

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From Angie’s blog:

Back in the day it was called “magic” by captivated audiences, these reproductions of reality,  these “ optical illusions.”  But I believe that the magic was not so much in the product, but in the magical moment when minds actually had the leisure, inspiration, desire to come together for a project.  It seems to me, now that I live in a university town surrounded by academics, there is very little  time to “play” to attempt and then fail, involving our research without some economic and professional consequences or delays.  The professionalism of academia seems to be working against its own potential of doing something extraordinary because from what I understand  my colleagues in the sciences, humanities, etc.. have very little free-play time.  The essential development time that is allotted to babies and children at schools, where they socialize, follow their own curiosities and just play. And this “interdisciplinary free play” that aristocrats and the well-to do had back in the day was essential to plant the intellectual,artistic, scientific seeds of something that continues to impact our lives in monumental ways. Maybe now that the economic has had a shake down, there will be more time to play, something new will be invented? Or there will be a slowing down on individual professional growth and some (individuals and institutions) will begin thinking on collective growth?

07.02:top.10.reads

Yesterday, I guess I subconsciously did not want it to be July yet and chose instead to repeat a day, as July means it is halfway through 2009 and I am still stagnate.

Franken, the Fight, and the Wellstone Seat | CommonDreams.org.

Breaking the Siege of Gaza: Governments Refuse While Citizens Act | CommonDreams.org. From vandal contributor Ann Wright.

Troop Movement, Not Troop Withdrawal | CommonDreams.org.

The Online Class Divide – Feministing.

Google AdWords Policy Disallows Ads for Abortion Services in Over a Dozen Countries – Feministing.

Google and the Megachurch: Architecture of Worship. From UTNE

The Healthy Eating Obsession. From UTNE.  I think I have this…which is why I have to break it up with things like the cookie tote.

Sex, Death, and Poetry. From UTNE

Chipotle Injustice. From The Nation.

Is Waxman-Markey Worth It? | Mother Jones. More on the ACES.

Can This Man Save the Planet? | Mother Jones.  Todd Stern is supposed to negotiate a treaty that can fix the climate—and pass the Senate…which is harder?

06.04:top.10.reads

ei: Obama should visit Gaza. By vandal contributor, Medea Benjamin.

Truthdig – Reports – Dr. George Tiller Didn’t Have to Die. By Amy Goodman.

Stopping the Desecration of Mountaintop Removal by Jim Hightower on Creators.com – A Syndicate Of Talent. By the Texas activist, Jim Hightower.

Truthdig – Reports – Domestic Terrorism by Any Standard.

the only street mural i've seen that i HAVEN'T liked.

the only street mural i've seen that i HAVEN'T liked.

Truthdig – Reports – Reagan Didn’t Do It. While it would be nice to blame him…the culprit is still alive and in Dallas.

Democratic Love for Reagan | Mother Jones. When will the worshiping stop?

Sonia Sotomayor’s Prose Problem | Mother Jones. We can’t all be great writers, even writers.

Annals of Medicine: The Cost Conundrum: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker.

Jezebel – Stop The Presses: Abortion Protesters Are Disingenuous? – Anti choice handbook. Sending this to Becca, she’ll love it.

Barack Obama’s Facebook news feed. – By Christopher Beam and Chris Wilson – Slate Magazine. This is awesome, we have a piece like this coming out in vandal, and I’m working on one that incorporates twitter, google/gmail/ect., facebook, wordpress, iphone, and the rest of the technology we can’t live without.

Gawker – Dave Eggers Reassures Us That Print Lives, Via Email – Dave Eggers. I love you, Dave.

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deho, daniella, me, and robbyn.