As always, America is a hard country to define. With elections only a week away the question of an American identity seems to be one that is particularly relevant and particularly elusive. The “real America,” if there is such a thing, is a place that both sets of candidates aim to speak to. Whether or […]Read more "Is This America?: Campaigns, Cookies, Narcotics, and Cars"
I’ve been following the Middle East, specifically Egypt a bit more closely ever since I left in July. It’s been an interesting evolution of thought as I’ve compared the land of pharaohs to our own. In some ways Egypt is incredibly different and often backwards, especially in the areas of women’s rights, and freedom of […]Read more "Masry in the Media: Egyptian Laws and Landmarks"
Here are five super interesting news blips/articles that need to be shared: – A perspective on drugs from Mexican children – Keeping comedy alive in Iraq – Egyptian gameshow gives away homes to unwed couples – Considering the recent and profound changes in the American psyche – Contrasting thoughts on the future of suburbiaRead more "Burbs and Baghdad: News Worth Catching"
Steve Lambert (of Add-Art and Ronald’s Crisis notoriety) and The Federation of Students and Nominally or Unemployed Artists recently collected $1000 dollars. This money was gathered with the sole intention of doling it out in part to any artist/anyone who could give a convincing explanation of how it would foster their creativity. Given to about […]Read more "Instant Gratification: Instant Arts Grants"