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Damián Szifron’s Wild Tales

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Film, Hispanic, Humor, Jewish, Music, Review, Theater, Violence, Women |

LAST DAY IS THURSDAY! – AT THE TIVOLI IN ST. LOUIS: Wild Tales/ Relatos Salvajes/Les Nouveaux Sauvages/Storie pazzesche/Jeder dreht mal durch! My review (an excerpt): the humor is explosive, the jokes hard-hitting, the dysfunctional machine is perfectly well-oiled! Society has a great many constraints but if we go outside, we can feel sooo free! Damián Szifron, the director of “Wild Tales” explores what lies beyond the rules, when we lose control… and anything can happen. After breaking the all-time record of attendance in Argentina, it was nominated […]

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How Salsa Tradition Moves On

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Dance, Education, Hispanic, Music, Youth |

Through monkey-see, monkey-do exploitation…
It is very nice to have children perform well but performance is a **theatrical** activity. Much in our cultural landscape consists of duplicating (well at times) what has **already** been done. Creativity involves being lost, not knowing what to do next…. Rapid answers are only shortcuts… My School of No Media tries to address some of this. […]

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Yeb Saño: If Not Now When?

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Afri, Asia, Care, Death, Eco, Education, Food, France, Future Tech, Health, Hispanic, History, Human Rights, Jewish, Magyar, Middle-East, Native, Now, Politics, Sci/Nat, Time, World |

Before taking his vow of fasting during the UN Warsaw Conference on Global Warming: “To anyone who continues to deny the reality that is climate change, I dare you to get off your ivory tower and away from the comfort of you armchair. I dare you to go to the islands of the Pacific, the islands of the Caribbean and the islands of the Indian ocean and see the impacts of rising sea levels; to the mountainous regions of the Himalayas and the Andes to see communities confronting glacial floods, to the Arctic where communities grapple with the fast dwindling polar ice caps, to the large deltas of the Mekong, the Ganges, the Amazon, and the Nile where lives and livelihoods are drowned, to the hills of Central America that confronts similar monstrous hurricanes, to the vast savannas of Africa where climate change has likewise become a matter of life and death as food and water becomes scarce. Not to forget the massive hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and the eastern seaboard of North America. And if that is not enough, you may want to pay a visit to the Philippines right now… In Doha, we asked ‘If not us then who? If not now, then when? If not here, then where?’ (borrowed from Philippine student leader Ditto Sarmiento during Martial Law – Ed. AND borrowed from Hillel, the famous rabbi).” Integral Transcription Included [ …]

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Banksy’s October New York Guerilla Fiesta

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in Afri, Art, Asia, Care, Death, Education, Food, Galleries, Hispanic, Human Rights, Humor, Ideas, Media, Mystery, NON, Objects, Peace, Poet, Politics, Racism, Sights, Spectacle, Teach, Text, Time, US, World, Youth |

At the edges of the art world and its fetishisation, and banking on it. Make sure you check out The Sirens of the Lambs. & a summary of some of Banksy’s work (“guerilla art”) at the very bottom of the page – BETTER OUT THAN IN – October 2013 – An Artists Residency on the Streets of New York – All pictures painted inside, in the studio, will never be as good as those done outside. Paul Cézanne – Consists of Excerpts from Banksy’s Site (mostly).[…]

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Forget It All: Alzheimer’s Fatal Epidemic

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Care, Death, Doc, Health, Hispanic, Humor, Jewish, Mystery, Now, Poet, Sci/Nat, Time, Women |

Currently 101 million people require care, but a report from Alzheimer’s Disease International warns the figure will rise to to 277 million – When the filmmaker Alan Berliner fed Edwin Honig, the distinguished poet, translator, critic and university professor, the line, “Mirror, mirror on the wall…” Honig responded, “You be camera and I’ll be all.” […]

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Walzer: Blame the Liberals for Social Inequality

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Afri, Asia, Books, Health, Hispanic, Human Rights, Ideas, Jewish, Middle-East, Now, Politics, Spectacle, US |

Michael Walzer, the author of 27 book, is co-editor emeritus of Dissent [From Haaretz (Please Subscribe!)] – An interview with the former co-editor of Dissent magazine on social democracy and the role Big Money plays in U.S. and Israeli politics by Guy Rolnik. … “The anomaly of American life today is that we have had very, very strong transformations brought about by social movements in the areas of racial equality, gender equality and sexual equality. These were very successful social movements: the civil rights movement, the feminist movement, the gay rights movement and these movements have succeeded at the same time as inequality grows and grows.”… “Maybe being liberal became just your opinions on what you think about racial issues and gender issues, and we forgot about that maybe being a liberal is also about what kind of inequality we have and the politics that we have and how money and politics are mixed?” […]

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