Archive for March 2013

A couple of interviews…

I was lucky this past week to interview some really cool people from Germany who are involved with the Victoria TX Independent Film Fest.

First was Stohead, a German based street artist who has exhibitions all over the world and is in Texas for the first time. His interview is here…

Interview with Stohead

The second is Boris Castro and Karla Lemus who made the film Breakin LA. They are also art advocates in their Country, their interview is here…

Interview with Boris and Karla

 

What a treat it is to talk with these people. It has certainly energized me to do more. That’s the rub of it too. There are times when creative people need to meet up with other creative people, talk about things, and see that everyone runs across the same roadblocks and problems. I have been lucky to keep meeting up with them all week since they have come into town.

Seriously… I can’t help but think this would happen…



Seriously… I can’t help but think this would happen in South Texas too. People are dumb

thedailywhat:

Resentment of the Day: CNN Accused of Pro-Rapist Bias in Steubenville Verdict Coverage

Following yesterday’s guilty verdict in the Steubenville Rape Case, several CNN reporters including Candy Crowley, Poppy Harlow and Paul Callan have come under some heavy criticisms for being sympathetic towards the co-defendants during their coverage, describing the students as “very good students” with “promising futures.” CNN’s post-verdict commentaries have been compared to a comedy sketch that aired in 2011 about an athlete who “overcame” rape charges and an online petition calling on the anchors to issue an apology has already broken 53,000 signatures on Change.org.

However, it is worth mentioning that CNN anchors are not the only people who have pitied the co-defendants. In the wake of this debate, the single topic blog Public Shaming has been highlighting dozens of tweets and comments on Facebook and Reddit from many others vocalizing their support of the boys.

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sketchnomicon: Nien Nunb was a Sullustan smuggler. He grew up…



sketchnomicon:

Nien Nunb was a Sullustan smuggler. He grew up in the caves of his homeworld, Sullust, with his sister, Aril Nunb. Later, he worked for the SoroSuub Corporation as a smuggler. During one of his smuggling flights, he befriended Lando Calrissian—an individual Nunb would have great deals with in later years. It was with Calrissian that he would copilot the Millennium Falcon during the Battle of Endor. He went on to become the administrator of the Kessel spice mines, and sporadically worked with the New Republic and its successor, the Galactic Alliance.

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sketchnomicon: I just want to be happy. Every villain is a hero…



sketchnomicon:

I just want to be happy.

Every villain is a hero in their own mind. The second piece in this series…whatever it is. Tombow Brush Pen.

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thedailywhat: The Most Overused Terms In SXSW Band Bios Editors…



thedailywhat:

The Most Overused Terms In SXSW Band Bios

Editors at the Village Voice have scoured through hundreds of band descriptions from this year’s South By Southwest Music festival line-up in Austin, Texas and found the most overused adjectives. Scoring high on the list were “nasty,” “untamed” and “epic,” but terms like “art school,” “cinematic” and “swirling synths” were also overused by some of the more dreamy indie rock bands. …Can you think of a band that fits into most of these superflous descriptors?

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Warren Ellis’ Notebook: Okay. Someone asked me how I feel about writing fiction in a world…

Warren Ellis' Notebook: Okay. Someone asked me how I feel about writing fiction in a world...:

warrenellis:

Okay. Someone asked me how I feel about writing fiction in a world that still needs actual activism and hands-on work to make life better. They said something similar to, “I get pulled away from writing fiction because I feel guilty for not making tangible benefit to the world. Isn’t fiction just…

wow

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