The air is crisp and fresh, the sky pale and blue. It is Friday morning, March 2, 2012, and mourners are gathering in the parking lot adjacent to a small white building whose white spire pierces into the bright blue day. People have come to pay their respects to Alexander Weinschenker, a pillar of light in his community.
Education means different things to different people. To some it is considered a right. To some it is considered a privilege. To some it is going to a physical campus. To some you engage with instructors and classmates online. To some it involves opening books, reading and studying. To some it is spending time with an apprentice and learning a trade. To some it involves traveling to other places and cultures. To some it is simply the experience of life itself.
It may be no strange coincidence that just as the Occupy movement is consolidating around the principle of non-violence--something we women are naturally good at--International Women's Day has arrived. LET'S SHOW SOME SOLIDARITY AND ATTEND THESE ACTIONS EN MASSE (Some of them overlap on March 8th, so try to attend some of both!):
WED., FEBRUARY 29TH: 6:30 pm WOMEN OCCUPY/CODEPINK 3/8 COSTUMING 2010 LINDEN, VENICE 90291
Video Shame is the first in what will hopefully be a long series of music video parodies dealing with social and political issues mixed with pop culture references. In this video, based on Lana Del Rey's "Video Games," I sing in a fat su
It’s not easy starting an essay when one is so hung-over. Such is my current status. I feel like a zombie who’s trying to type out his last will & testament. And to substitute the aches and pains, I pour enormous amounts of caffeine and yellow dye number 5 into my weakened body, just so I can stop my eyes from receding any further into my skull.