Seth Godin, I love you.
This is the future. Transplanted from Accra City to Brooklyn at the age of 12, Blitz the Ambassador makes a particular brand of hip-hop, recorded and performed with a live band, and influenced by the High Life sounds he grew up around in Ghana. From Okayplayer. Here’s a video of Blitz The Ambassador performing his … Read More
The aeropostle, the bling, the little girls w/ their bellys (blasphemous). Call me no-sense-of-humor, but this is NOT funny or cute. Who are these kids’ parents? Puerto Rico…WHERE YOU AT!? (thx, Ant Vala)
Thought I’d share this essay from Immortal Technique (from Davey D‘s website), on Haiti’s history and present day context. It synthesizes the history and offers some interesting analysis – really worth the full read. What a line: “The mythology of racial superiority began to take the shape of an ancient death mask from classical antiquity.” … Read More
Boy, did this piece in Slate Magazine strike a cord. For all you ‘Jersey Shore’ devotees – it’s not a joke – this is a lifestyle. I wouldn’t say it’s EVERYWHERE on the island – but definitely a certain part of the island. No wonder I used to sneak off to Manhattan in High School. … Read More
Looking forward to this book from Isobel Coleman (Read her recent essay, ‘The Better Half’) – Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are Transforming the Middle East. Comes out in April, 2010. “Dr. Coleman is currently working on her latest book, which examines the role of women in bringing reform to the Muslim world. Paradise … Read More
…not knowing what the FUCK you looking for.’ -Man (appeared homeless) along Venice Boardwalk approaches me while I look to the sunset Thanks for the message, Mother Earth. I’m paying attention to you, and the messengers – in whatever form they approach.
…what I got instead was esto, she said, opening her arm to encompass the hospital, her children, her cancer, America.” -From Junot Diaz‘s ‘Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’ Caption: Abuela Luisa…por la costa en Colombia.
My father adapted the infamous Hieronymus Bosch work ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ – and rather than illuminate the history of mankind (as the original triptych is said to do), the Linares’ Garden reveals more of a family history. It’s a piece I’ve always loved. “Art historians and critics frequently interpret the painting as a … Read More