Posts Tagged Art

Bricks painted in white and blue with images of pansies

The revolutionary ceramics of Nicki Green

The first piece of Nicki Green’s I ever saw struck me in a way I did not expect from blue and white pottery. “Nina, after Bruce Labruce” is a clay jug painted in blue and white style that originated centuries ago in China. Repeating around the jug is a painting of Bruce Labruce’s photo of Nina Arsenault, nude, holding an AK47 and looking like the most powerful thing in the world.

The first piece of Nicki Green’s I ever saw struck me in a way I did not expect from blue and white pottery. “Nina, after Bruce Labruce” is a clay jug painted in blue and white style that ...

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New art project tells us why climate change is a justice issue

Climate justice is social justice. That’s easy enough to say, but considering the not-undeserved reputation of the environmental movement as the provence of latte-sipping, composting, affluent white people, organizers and the public both can lose this core message. 

Climate justice is social justice. That’s easy enough to say, but considering the not-undeserved reputation of the environmental movement as the provence of latte-sipping, composting, affluent white people, organizers and the public both can lose this core message. 

Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen and the privilege of technophobia

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

“Jonathan Franzen is Having More Fun Than His Critics,” reads the headline of Laura Miller’s rave review of the author’s latest tome, Purity.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

“Jonathan Franzen is Having More Fun Than His Critics,” reads the headline of Laura Miller’s rave review of the author’s ...

Faces of the Movement

New Favorite Tumblr: Faces of the Movement

With numerous powerful Moral Monday actions across the United States this week, another declared state of emergency in St. Louis, and the continued arrests and harassment of countless activists, it only makes sense to take some time and recognize the individuals who keep this work going.

With numerous powerful Moral Monday actions across the United States this week, another declared state of emergency in St. Louis, and the continued arrests and harassment of countless activists, it only makes sense to take some time ...

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“Visions From the Inside” art series looks at women in detention

Just a few weeks ago, a federal judge ruled the Obama administration’s system of family detention illegal, saying that the conditions under which immigrant children and their parents have been held are essentially too similar to prisons to be appropriate for families.

Just a few weeks ago, a federal judge ruled the Obama administration’s system of family detention illegal, saying that the conditions under which immigrant children and their parents have been held are essentially too similar ...

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