Well, When I was 9 years old, Star Trek came on. I looked at it and I went screaming through the house, “COME HERE, MUM, EVERYBODY, COME QUICK, COME QUICK, There’s a black lady on the television and she ain’t no maid!” I knew right then and there I could be anything I wanted to be. — Whoopi Goldberg
New on View: Soccer Jersey belonging to FDNY firefighter lost on 9/11
The afternoon of Sept. 9, 2001, with minutes left in the match, FDNY Soccer Club Player Sergio Villanueva charged down the field and shot the ball past the goalie, winning the game 1-0. Villanueva, an Argentinian native, loved soccer. It would be the last game he would play.
OSSA is the latest stop motion short from director Dario Imbrogno who turns the bare essentials of an animation puppet into a striking dance performance. Much of the animation process itself including cameras, lighting, and even the hands of the animator are incorporated into the film, creating…
“There is nothing more difficult to define than an aphorism.”
“There are more books in the world than hours in which to read them. We are thus deeply influenced by books we haven’t read, that we haven’t had the time to read.” Continue reading
My point is not that everything is bad, but that everything is dangerous, which is not exactly the same as bad. If everything is dangerous, then we always have something to do. So my position leads not to apathy but to a hyper- and pessimistic activism. I think that the ethico-political choice we have to make every day is to determine which is the main danger.
— Michel Foucault
On the Genealogy of Ethics: An Overview of Work in Progress
Afterword, in Hubert L. Dreyfus and Paul Rabinow, Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics, 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Massachusetts Press. (1983)
Infographic Reveals David Bowie’s Most-Used Words
Tia Williams, left, and her daughter Aissa create a display on the street outside the Minnesota governor’s official residence Thursday, July 7, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn., as people gathered to protest the shooting death of Philando Castile by police.
Photo Credit: Richard Tsong-Taatarii/ Star Tribune via AP
July 11— 20:20
The Sound of Silence, a major installation work by acclaimed New York based artist, architect and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar. Jaar’s works often address issues around how Africa is represented in the media. This particular work takes, as its point of departure, South African photographer Kevin Carter’s Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of a starving child being stalked by a vulture in Sudan (2006).
This month was tough, with Orlando happening, and the posts that I’d hope to post containing our histories got obscured by work, life, and sorrow. Promise to do better next year. If you count the numerous articles linked in the Reading List on Orlando, you could say it was over 30+, and that would be both generous and appreciated. Continue reading