Museums Art on Slavery | Transformation Mask | Ahasteen Comics 2018 | All White All Male History and more

  EXCERPT: Removing a person’s name was a means of erasing their identity and imposing a “social death” that transformed enslaved persons into property rather than living individuals. Both historians and museum professionals have begun to realize the need for revising the way we frame and label the past, and to support this movement within …

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02018 | The Long Now | Bloom | Stickiness: Killing Our Attention Span #NEVERAGAIN

The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996* to develop the Clock and Library projects, as well as to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution. The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide a counterpoint to today's accelerating culture and help make long-term thinking more common. The Clock and Library Projects Below is …

MASS SHOOTERS | How Fear Sells Guns | Crisis Actors? | Land of the Blacks +

By LT Hey everyone! I joined the board of directors of Greenfield Artspace this past week and coming up is the annual Pottery Sale, the big fundraiser of the year. I am so happy to be working locally and to help grow their music and arts programs for kids.  Hearing a small child play a …

The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding Our Families | #WeCanSolveThis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-rtM6cvJz0 Happy Holidays 2017! By Lara Trace Hentz I want to share an Op-ED (opinion editorial) I wrote WAY back in 2001. Yup, that sure was a long time ago.  I was an editor of a tribal newspaper in Connecticut...But the amazing thing is:  THIS is still relevant. Maybe more so in 2017... take a …

Eliminating the Human | The amazing Laura Grace Weldon

A View from David Byrne I have a theory that much recent tech development and innovation over the last decade or so has had an unspoken overarching agenda—it has been about facilitating the need for LESS human interaction. It’s not a bug—it’s a feature. We might think Amazon was about selling us books we couldn’t …

The BeZINE: Poverty Hunger and Working-Class Slave Labor

THE BeZINE for November is published - In the four-year history of "The BeZine," this is the most significant edition. All of our concerns - peace, environmental sustainability, human rights, freedom of expression - depend on a more equal distribution of wealth, on making sure no one goes hungry and on breaking-down barriers to employment, …

Dongria Kondh – Royal descendants of the mountain God

‘We are born of this earth, and this earth is ours. Niyamgiri belongs to us.’— Laksa Majhi Royal descendants of the mountain God The Niyamgiri hill range in Odisha state, eastern India, is home to the Dongria Kondh tribe. Niyamgiri is an area of densely forested hills, deep gorges and cascading streams. To be a …

Bonkers for BUNKERS: Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich | Paraguay Compounds?

(New Yorker excerpt) ...On a cool evening in early November, I rented a car in Wichita, Kansas, and drove north from the city through slanting sunlight, across the suburbs and out beyond the last shopping center, where the horizon settles into farmland. After a couple of hours, just before the town of Concordia, I headed …

Blogging in the Trump years

Now is not the time to stop. NOW is the time to consider and reconsider what we read, write, and how we act and react.

Architects Float Plan to Block Trump Tower Chicago Sign with Golden Pigs

An architecture firm visualizes four gilded pigs floating in the air to conceal Trump Tower Chicago’s 20-foot-tall TRUMP sign as a way to “provide visual relief to the citizens of Chicago.” Source: Architects Float Plan to Block Trump Tower Chicago Sign with Golden Pigs   Footnote: Abolitionists were not popular at first or everywhere, but …

Trillions, White Pines and Banded Rudderfish

By Lara Trace (a fisherman's  wife) Wrap your brain around this: In August 2016, the Defense Department's inspector general affirmed once again (following on 2013 disclosures) that the agency has little knowledge of where its money goes -- this time admitting that the Department of the Army had made $6.5 trillion in accounting "adjustments" that …

Movies: The Eagle Huntress | What Was Ours

Telluride Film Festival: At the opening night Colorado Avenue feed (in September), director Werner Herzog checked out the Mongol father and daughter holding their trained eagles on their arms for a photo op (top photo). Sony Pictures Classics is pushing the movie for a documentary Oscar. Director Otto Bell told me his crew carried so …

The Media Revolution: Seizing the Means of Story-Production!

...take a closer look at what really happened... This is my post (reblog) for this week... have a great weekend!

Blog consolidation? Redesign coming

By LT,  your blogging buddy It's time for a blog refresh so I plan to return this fall with more writing and will redesign this blog over the next few months (and combine my author site ARMY OF ONE posts and delete that site). It's true I have more than one blog operating at one …

CHASING BUCKS TO CHASING WORDS | The Feast—Reflections On War

By J. Glenn Evans Broker Jim is the first of three novels that I have written. Like many first novels a lot of it is biographical, somewhat like Jack London’s Martin Eden. My early ambition was to be a writer. Grazing about in my hometown library of Wewoka, Oklahoma when I was a junior in …