Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Death of William Blake

William Blake, Hecate of The Three Fates, 1795 William Blake, Laocoön, 1822 From the script handwritten around the image: You Must leave Fathers & Mothers & Houses & Lands if they stand in the way of Art. Prayer is the … Continue reading

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Richard Wolff: Capitalism Hits the Fan

Samuel Colman, The Destruction of the Temple, 1830-40, oil on canvas Richard Wolff delivers a brilliantly compressed and lucid economic lecture explaining why we’re all on a collision course with reality. Here’s a fun fact from the lecture. At the … Continue reading

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The Fantastic Ian Dury

Man, did these guys have a great sound… great lyrics, great spirit, great humor, great showmanship, great style, great music. Cheers to the brilliant Ian Dury. Very lucky to have have caught these guys live in Milwaukee. One of the … Continue reading

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Margaret Atwood poem

Bart Johnson, Endsville, pen and ink on paper, circa 2010 For Americans this election season, regardless of whether they vote Democrat or Republican, are voting for war. The Loneliness of the Military Historian BY MARGARET ATWOOD Confess: it’s my profession … Continue reading

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Legitimate Rape

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2012/0821/Will-Todd-Akin-quit-Senate-race-The-GOP-wants-to-know-video Now that the hubbub about Congress Akin’s remarks about legitimate rape have finally settled down we can sit back and look at this a bit more objectively. The piling on by the knee-jerk liberals and even some of his … Continue reading

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