The Ghetto Tarot is a photographic interpretation of the traditional tarot deck in the ghetto. The scenes are inspired by the Rider Waite Tarot deck (originally designed in 1909 by artist Pamela Colman Smith) and are replicated together with a group of Haitian artists called Atis Rezistans (resistant artists) in the Haitian slums using only … More The Ghetto Tarot
Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader of men. Welcome to Kumu Hina’s Hawaii.
“Angels lose their wings at The Dirty Duck”, proprietor Gayle liked to say to me, never forgetting the time I walked in from Pride an outfit consisting of a putto-style banner “floating” around my loins and fabric-covered cardboard wings. Despite the sartorial and engineering my friend Amanda and I could muster, the wings were no … More Dirty Ducks and Broken Wings
“The largest structures are being built on groundwater areas between two big mountain rivers, ski slopes are carving up UNESCO World Heritage sites and thousands of people are being forced to abandon house, hearth and land in exchange for an uncertain future. This is a private project for Putin and a few oligarchs. We’ve … More Not in the News: The Sochi Project – Building the winter Capital
Devouring a good story is one of my least guilty greatest pleasures. However, most recently I got hooked on current events in a corner of the world that I’ve never been exactly drawn to. All because of the story. A lot of the news of Russia that comes my way (because, duh, gay) isn’t good, but … More News from the Caucasus and nearby parts
And a very different flag fracas… and resolution. The Flap Over a Flag on Orcas Island | Slog.
Originally posted on Archaeology and Material Culture:
In 1913 a Confederate veteran posed for this picture alongside the “conquered banner” (image from Library of Congress). Last weekend a Confederate battle flag rose alongside Interstate-95 in Chester, Virginia. Chester is just south of Richmond, which is surrounded by Civil War landmarks including more than 30 preserved…