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Archive for November, 2012

World AIDS Day/Day with(out) Art

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Debbie says: Tomorrow, December 1, 2012, is the 24th Day without Art, in commemoration of World AIDS Day. For the first eight years of the Day without Art, many museums and galleries would shut their doors to honor and remember the artists who have died of AIDS. In 1997, however, the initiative shifted to a […]

Are Insects Artists?

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Laurie says: I found this project by artist Huber Duprat beautiful and conceptually interesting. The quotes are from Cabinet Magazine: The images above illustrate the results of an unusual artistic collaboration between the French artist Hubert Duprat and a group of caddis fly larvae. A small winged insect belonging to the order Trichoptera and closely […]

Thanksgiving 2012

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Since 2005, we’ve been writing posts about news to be thankful for. This year, we have a lot to celebrate. The bulk of our good news this year (but not all of it!) comes from the U.S. elections, but before we get to that, here’s breaking good news. Israel and Hamas have agreed to a […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance, 2012

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Debbie says: Today is the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a painful day. Violence against transgender people is extremely pervasive and, as always, transgender people of color and trans women are the primary victims, which even when it is showcased today is often blurred throughout the rest of the year. erica, ascendant has an excellent […]

Cid Pearlman: Your Body Is Not A Shark

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Laurie says: My daughter Cid has been working in collaboration with the composer and musician Joan Jeanrenaud and the poet Denise Leto on a major work.  It’s called Your Body Is Not A Shark.  I saw the first section last month at Looking Left in Santa Cruz and it really knocked me out. I’m always […]

Cross-Gender Friendship, Meet Deep Cultural Bias

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Laurie and Debbie say: Ampersand at Alas! a Blog wrote an excellent response to last month’s article in Scientific American, “Men and Women Can’t Be Just Friends” by Adrian Ward. We only had to look at the title to know the article was wrong, because we and everyone we know has lasting friendships with people […]

Hot & Heavy: the Power and the Glitter

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Lynne Murray says: Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012). had such an appealingly “fat, hot and in your face with it” cover that I knew I needed to read and review it. Heroes and stories teach us who we are and what we can do. In […]

Woman + Body: Korean Feminist Artists

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Laurie says: I posted earlier about the international exhibition in Korea that included my work, Woman + Body curated by scholar and artist Hye-Seong Tak Lee .  The show included the work of US and Korean feminist artists and was sponsored by the Women’s Caucus of the Arts.  The exhibition was at Kepco Plaza Gallery […]

“God, The Human Body!”: People as Scenery

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Debbie says: Lynne Murray pointed me at this article by John Jeremiah Sullivan on his trip to Cuba with his Cuban-American wife and their daughter in the spring of 2012. The whole article is interesting, and Sullivan’s complete unawareness of his American privilege is simultaneously business-as-usual and jaw-dropping. He’s been to Cuba two or three […]

The Horror, the Horror! Fear of Zombies and Fat People

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Lynne Murray says: A zombie character popped up among the vampires and ghosts in a book I’m writing so I have been looking into their lore. Paranormal creatures obey the rules of the story they live in. As a non-fan of gore, I’m creating a zombie with better table manners than the mindless, chewing-on-the-general-public zombies–more […]