Yesterday, The New York Times Editorial Board wrote an interesting piece about the Obama administration’s increasingly disturbing attacks against the freedom of the press. I’ve found Obama and his administration’s ethics to be highly questionable ever since he took office, so I’m not sure why I’m surprised at this new information, but nonetheless I post it here because I feel it’s important.
I consider myself very liberal and have often voted as a Democrat, but for the 10 years or so, I’ve been registered with
Hillary Clinton proclaims her support for gay marriage—both personally and as a matter of policy—in this video for the Human Rights Campaign.
In the clip, Hillary mentions her 2011 LGBT Human Rights speech that she gave in Geneva. Watch that original speech in full, after the jump.
My most favorite person ever honored my favorite person ever with her annual Courage for the Arts Award in New York City last night. Of course Julian Assange couldn’t be there to accept the award in person as he’s currently holed up in the Ecaudorian Embassy in London. He’s avoiding the po-po, silly! Anyway, Mr. Wikileaks accepted the award in absentia.
Yoko Ono said,
WATCH LUPE FIASCO GET ESCORTED OFF-STAGE AT INAUGURATION EVENT
Lupe Fiasco was forced off stage by security after he called out Obama live on stage during a private inauguration concert. Lupe is often political, and it’s not the first time he has questioned Obama or his administration, so I’m surprised that he would even be asked to perform. I’m glad Lupe stuck to his beliefs and didn’t kowtow. Now, if only we could get Obama to do the same.
Just what did Lupe say?
The world needs more speakers like Dr. Cornel West. That’s all.
‘GLITTERING IMAGES’ AUTHOR AND CULTURAL CRITIC CAMILLE PAGLIA SPEAKS TO STUDIO Q ON THE DECLINE OF FINE ART AND THE CURRENT VISUAL ASSAULT (AKA THE SCREENS ARE EVERYWHERE)
When Camille Paglia sits down to talk to Studio Q’s Jian about the lack of current, viable intellectuals, the decline of fine art relevance, and the influence of popular culture in our society, it’s hard not to listen intently.
We don’t get enough of this. The art of thought has nearly dried up. Solemn contemplation? Forget about it. The screens do the talking, thinking, and connecting for us. And they’re everywhere—all the time.
Too many of our ‘connections’ and conversations aren’t actually taking place. We perceive them to be, but then, at the end of the day—we feel hollow. Time for a Klonopin!
Watch the above clip and listen to Camille touch on issues like the rise of industrial design, the incompetence of the Obama administration, and the Revenge of the Sith.
Want more Camille? Jump in for her take on her now classic piece for the New York Times, ‘Madonna—Finally, A Real Feminist’.