Real “democracy” has always been a struggle. “Shayfeen.com” (“We’re Watching You”) was a film brought to my attention in 2009 following the last elections in Egypt. Can we connect the dots between then and now? Note: This post has been updated to correct the spelling for the documentary.
I’m just sayin… Robert L. Lynch, president of Americans for the Arts, a lobbying group, said in an interview on Monday that the arts provide 5.7 million jobs in the United States that generate about $30 billion in taxes, nearly $13 billion of which goes to the federal government. “If they’re serious about jobs and […]
My interest in state dinners are all about details: protocols, attire, guest list, entertainment, menu. I’m collecting a little data from last night’s dinner honoring Chinese President Hu Jintao. From jump… First Lady Michelle Obama looked FABULOUS This dress outshines everything on the red carpet of the Golden Globes Sunday. (IMO) House Alexander McQueen produced […]
A few weeks ago a friend sent me a link to an article published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The title was “The Newly Complicated Zora Neale Hurston” authored by two professors Glenda R. Carpio and Werner Sollors of Harvard University. My first thought was what makes Zora complicated? Zora doesn’t start with a […]
Based on this trailer, this looks like an important film. I remember back in the day when people pronounced Muslim as “Mooz-lum” and family members would get a bit grumpy about someone changing their name and taking a pass on the pork. In the bigger picture, the filmmaker is being deliberate about how people mis-interpret, […]