Category Archives: Culture

For Earth Day…

Let’s take heart from the abolition movement. This earth day article is three years old. Its a good essay. On Earth Day three years later, Harriet Tubman, we’re told, will be on twenty dollar bills. Some are happy about this, … Continue reading

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Why aren’t Facebook and the Semantic Web regulated?

  Finally that idea is making it into the mainstream media. I thought there were anti-monopoly laws. I thought that our government liked the idea of fair competition on behalf of consumers. “This is ghetto, this is corporate; they’re taking … Continue reading

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American Dick

Dicks are fine, first of all. They have an important function. If we’re going to call it a “Man’s World,” if that’s really how it is, then we must acknowledge that the world runs on dick. Amarillo is a version … Continue reading

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Look at the Pictures: Mapplethorpe for the people

“Art is an accurate statement of the time in which it is made” –Robert Mapplethorpe    (Portrait of Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith, via artpedia.tumblr.com) So many turned down exhibiting his work, yet he still matters.  He brought eroticism into … Continue reading

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Transforming the Walk of Fame with #blacklivesmatter

People are making the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard famous for a different reason: it can also be a place for activism. (I think.) Activists have made some of the empty tiles into tributes to those who have been … Continue reading

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Best indie radio

   (Image: clipsuper.com) Is out of Taos and at least a hundred others but Taos is just one. So is Amarillo College. The former: One of the oldest and still the best. There are tons of good ‘uns out there. … Continue reading

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Men and Inequality: The Double-Edged Sword

(repost)    (Image via Criticalcommons.org) I’d long been afraid of men. They get angry in a way that I don’t, and they seem to respond to their own source of stress, a stress that I couldn’t identify with. For that … Continue reading

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Artist Call/ Amarillo Museum of Art Open

From their Facebook page: The AMoA Open is a unique initiative designed to give artists of all ages and levels of experience an opportunity to exhibit their work in a museum setting. It is open to any artist working in … Continue reading

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Standing Up to Terrorism in Richardson

In response to the Sony hack, the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater in Richardson, TX decided to show a film about Kim Jong Il, a 2004 satirical documentary instead of The Interview. Scheduled for December 27th, Team America has a good … Continue reading

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Hollywood a Mexican “Slave State”

“But forget whether Hollywood is black enough. A better question is: Is Hollywood Mexican enough? You’re in L.A, you’ve got to try not to hire Mexicans. . . “You’re telling me no Mexicans are qualified to do anything at a … Continue reading

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