“Pink Sneakers and Pussy Hats: The Performative and the Political” Article published in Performance Philosophy’s 5th Birthday compilation: It is impossible to consider the future of performance art without wondering how it fits into a larger political world. We have seen, through works by artists like Suzanne Lacy, that performance has the possibility to ignite […]Read more "“Pink Sneakers and Pussy Hats: The Performative and the Political” featured in Performance Philosophy"
Robert E. Lee statue, Emancipation Park, Charlottesville, Virginia Theoretically, I believe that historical artifacts – representing our most profound and cruel moments – should remain in public view so we can learn from the past, but I am in favor of the removal of Confederate statues because they are inciting violence – not dialogue – […]Read more "Curating Robert E. Lee"
The Texas Senate met on the last day of the Special Session Tuesday night in order to discuss SB5 which would greatly limit the accessibility of clinics authorized to perform abortions throughout the State. To give you a metric, it is estimated that under the law only 5 of 42 existing clinics would be legal. […]Read more "Senator Wendy Davis, Marina Abramovic, and the Art of the Filibuster"
Much like reading Nietzsche before going to church (which I have done before), every time I drive into the Chick-Fil-A (CFA) parking lot I feel like I am about to commit a sin for which I will have to repent later. Although my sense of ethics and duty towards humanity commands me to turn around […]Read more "Original sin? The Chicken Sandwich"
Anthony Weiner, the former Congressman who was forced to resign after his sexually explicit Twitter messages went viral in 2011, who no one thought had a chance of being a viable candidate for mayor, was reported by The New York Times today to be neck and neck with Christie C. Quinn in the Democratic primary. […]Read more "Who has the biggest balls in politics? Anthony Weiner, of course"
You could say that I grew up in a household that was – well – open. None of us were shy with our opinions or feelings and so when I read on The Atlantic Wire that Rick Santorum’s buddy Foster Friess announced that back in the good old days women just put Bayer aspirin between their […]Read more "Take 2 aspirin and go to bed: One resolution to the contraception debate?"
There is a fine line between protest and occupation, liberation and tyranny and that is why Occupy Wall Street continues to be a mystery to me. Hence the Delacroix, above. In the past day, Mayor Bloomberg has evicted Occupy Wall Street protestors from Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan. Here is my question — was he […]Read more "Viva la revolucion pero con banos! Occupy Wall Street kicked out of Park"
Lately I find myself talking more and more about dance and not necessarily about the virtues of Ann Reinking. Mostly I talk about dance at work, which seems paradoxical. How could an office be likend to dancing? Most frequently I hear myself say, “well, we’re now going to do the dance.” Studying ballet, modern, and ballroom […]Read more "The Office Tango"
I have never been a suit wearer. There is something about it that just freaks me out. And even though Armani, Dior, Ralph Lauren and countless others have made careers out of beautiful women’s suits, I just can’t hang. Something about basically covering yourself up in one swatch of fabric with perhaps a pop of […]Read more "To Suit or not to Suit? The politics of dressing at work"
Just wanted to share this article posted on Daily Mail today. “Thousands of scantily-clad women to march in London as ‘SlutWalk’ protest reaches UK” To sum up — A Canadian police officer walks into a college classroom to discuss health and safety issues. When the topic of rape came up he advised, “You know, I think we’re […]Read more "SlutWalk UK"