The revolution will not be fulfilled by resentful martyrs. It can not be appeased by one or many lying, acting under the historically inaccurate and ever disproven guise of caring for others more than and before oneself. This, to you, I promise.Read More
I’m an individual that is at any and all moments almost at the place I’ve convinced myself I need to be while becoming the next version of my most high and best self and … even this sentence — ridiculous as I am — is exhausting. Honestly.Read More
Are you angry? Frustrated? Sad? Anxious? Perturbed? Disappointed? Etc.?
Try these simple steps to immediately changing your mood and situationRead More
I wonder if we are operating efficiently, or blinded and encumbered by complication?
When considering a simple form of learning involving the formation, strengthening, or weakening of an association between a stimulus and a response, I wonder.Read More
I’ve sat in this place, sometimes writing, sometimes pretending to write. I’ve sat here in the midst of broken dreams and promises upcycled into smart capitalist ventures and I’ve thought. I think. I’ve never screamed for pleasure - at least no pleasure of my own.Read More
Antonin Artaud launched a defense of Vincent Van Gogh’s sanity arguing that, “Van Gogh was not mad, but his paintings were wildfire, atomic bombs, whose angle of vision, compared to all the other paintings popular at the time, would have been capable of upsetting the larval community of the Second Empire bourgeoisie …”Read More
For many of us, 2016 held an inescapable trope of loss.
Lost land, lost homes, lost value, lost strength, lost hope, lost loved ones - to death, ego, pride, greed, even indifference ...Read More
And isn’t that the deep dark place from which guilt emerges: a beautiful but painful meeting of skill, and talent, and bitter conviction that you could be, but are not, doing more?Read More
If you’ve been like this in any aspect of your life — apathetic, self-centered, dismissive, smug, and generally disbelieving — you’ve probably been like this, at least once, in every aspect of your life, with more people than just those you consider to be social or political minorities.
Oakland artists and curators Karen Seneferu and Melorra Green are presenting The Black Woman is God: Reprogramming that God Code at SOMArts (934 Brannan St., San Francisco), an interdisciplinary show featuring work by more than sixty artists that, too, reveres the Black woman — and it couldn’t be more timely.Read More