Tag Archives: Art

Song Lyrics and the Evolution of Thought: “Sharleena” and “Hey Joe”

Your idols are human, they will let you down. The important thing is to know what about them inspired you, and what about them you do not want for yourself.  Continue reading

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The (Implicit and Explicit) Whiteness of the Golden Globe Protests

The Golden Globes protest was dominated by white women and controlled by a white narrative, despite the contrasting visibility of #whywewearblack. Continue reading

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WTF is Real Fake News?: The Mashup of Reality and Satire

We lack a shared reality thereby making it impossible to ridicule the absurdity of reality. Continue reading

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My Bob Dylan Experience #TBT

In 2005, I was working at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. As I was walking down the hall, late for work, this man was walking towards me. He was about 20 feet away. He was scruffy, wearing an oversized coat … Continue reading

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Black Utopias: An Interview w/ Joan Bryant

Joan Bryant, Ph.D., Associate Professor of African American Studies at Syracuse University and I discuss her exhibit, “Black Utopias.” What is a Black Utopia and how does the historical vision of a Black Utopia continue to resonate today?

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I hope your lack of understanding of cultural appropriation is a passing fad.

A buddy of mine shared this article with me. Lionel Shriver’s full speech: ‘I hope the concept of cultural appropriation is a passing fad (The Guardian, Sept 13 2016) Here is a brief sampling of the article: I am hopeful that … Continue reading

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