The End of Literacy and Reality in the Age of Trump

Pulitzer prize–winner Chris Hedges charts the dramatic and disturbing rise of a post-literate society that craves fantasy, ecstasy and illusion. Chris Hedges argues that we now live in two societies: One, the minority, functions in a print-based, literate world, that can cope with…

Frida Kahlo, Animated Portrait

Frida Kahlo, animated portrait

An inspired animation of Frida Kahlo’s famous portrait that was taken by her father, Guillermo Kahlo, in 1932 .  The animation incorporates key images from her works that also defined her life as she depicted it on canvas.  I had to have it.…

Gojira, what Godzilla is in the words of the Japanese

“Godzilla represents the complicity of mankind in its own destruction.” Godzilla does not feel emotion…Godzilla is emotion ~ Jun Fukuda, director Godzilla could not be defeated by the weapons that had brought the Japanese to their knees in WWII. ~Akira Ifukube, composer Source:…

Medieval Sephardic Music | performance


Medieval Jewish music of  Spain.  Beautiful. Exotic to our ears, ethereal and rhythmic. [iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen] Above is a long playlist of 26 pieces of Spanish Sephardic music.  The first performances are by “Ensemble Fontegara”.  They are period pieces featured at…

Angelina Jolie. Photography by Annie Leibovitz


first axiom of art

“…Art is not, like science, a logic of references but a release from reference and rendition of immediate experience; a presentation of forms, images, or ideas in such a way that they will communicate, not primarily a thought or even a feeling, but…

City Flight

Alys – From the Ballerina Project, the title is my own

Contrast: Jefferson Davis and brother Joseph Davis – who empowered slaves

Joseph Emory Davis A word about an amazing man, Joseph Davis.  His brother was Jefferson Davis, future President of the Confederacy.  He had a plantation, owned slaves, and was successful.   What is remarkable about Joseph Davis is that, despite his background and social…

Overflowing with wisdom

  Every object and being in the universe is a jar overflowing with wisdom and beauty, a drop of the Tigris that cannot be contained by any skin. ~Rumi