Through Music, Israelis and Palestinians Fight for Equality
"Peace is not going to rain on us. Peace is something we have to make. We have to build it. It's going to take sacrifice."
Disability In Hollywood: How Advocates are Changing the Landscape
"I think this is an opportunity for people with disabilities and allies to demand better."
It's often hard to know who the "good guy" and the "bad guy" is, especially when both sides of a conflict are truly convinced of their own righteousness.
The Problem with Problematic
… depiction is not an endorsement, and flattening all media into "good" and "bad" and basing media consumption on morality would make an incredibly dull and even more ignorant world than we live in.
The Arts & NFTs: A Hellscape Primer
Enter: NFTs, the harbinger of the apocalypse, and purveyor of our late-stage capitalist modern hell.
The Grand Performance
"But, alas, what's the point of saying what we already know? This is your grievance, so what, dear sir, is your solution?" Call them out …
The Art of War
Art conveys truth in ways that propaganda and misinformation of war cannot readily combat. And art is a means to a better future.
Where Have All the Good Movies Gone?
What happened? Where did all the good movies go? And most crucially, why have our viewing habits changed so much?
Make the Red Flags
Damaged people are always going to twist any message to confirm whatever they already believe. But we have to recognize that those are twisted narratives.
Strike Back - Ending Hollywood's Historic War on Workers
What effect did all of this end up having on Hollywood? A culture of abusive bosses, low pay, and hazardous working conditions that has continued for decades.
John Pollono and the Small Engine That Could
"... the country right now is so fucking political and divided that the only safety you have is if you feel that the art is regurgitating your own opinions and political beliefs back at you. I find that incredibly boring."
Twitter is a Dog from Hell
The way Bukowski has become seated in modern culture likely has a lot more to do with the audience's perceptions than the work itself.
How to Engage More Critically With Work We Love From Faves That are Problematic
More than one thing can be true at once: you can deeply love and appreciate a piece of art, and deeply disagree with its creator or its impact.
One Night with Kemp Powers...
"I just want to put stuff out there that reminds people how we are not only interconnected, but we're codependent. And we won't accept that, like we actually kind of all need each other." - Kemp Powers
When We Get It Wrong
The artist’s response to pain is to counteract it with beauty—an urge to affirm life even as we are drowning. Sometimes we make magic. Sometimes we get it wrong.