“How to be a fan of problematic things” – because pretty much everything is, but is sometimes still awesome

January 21, 2012
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I wanted to share one nice blog post called “How to be a fan of problematic things” here’s an exceprt, but read the whole thing! “Liking problematic things doesn’t make you an asshole. In fact, you can like really problematic things and still be not only a good person, but a good social justice activist […]

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Racial Stereotypes on the Campaign Trail

January 21, 2012
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http://www.npr.org/2012/01/17/145312069/newts-food-stamp-president-racial-or-just-politics I came across this segment while listening to NPR earlier this week. New Gingrich recently referred to President Obama as the “food stamp” president. Many people–like Rep. James Clyburn who is quoted in the article–see this as an attempt to build on the stereotype that blacks profit disproportionally from welfare programs. However, this perception […]

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washing machine ad

January 21, 2012
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washing machine ad

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Will the Cariou vs. Prince Case Change Art Law Forever?

January 20, 2012
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http://hyperallergic.com/44938/cariou-v-prince-change-art-law-part-1/ Even though in this case the artist who was sued and then filed an appeal doesn’t seem to be that creative with his appropriation, the article is still an interesting read about how a postmodern outlook affects not only the artwork itself but also art law. It aso shows how subjective fair use laws […]

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Reelabilities Film Festival

January 20, 2012
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I just wanted to share the link for the NY Reelabilites Film Festival which will be going on from February 9th through 14th at locations all across the city (including NYU). It’s the largest festival in the country dedicated to “promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities.” […]

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Child raised without Gender

January 20, 2012
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This article poped up on the Yahoo! home page. It offers a really good discussion about how this child might be affected by the families decision to raise “him” without gender specification. It argues both sides nicely and gives further detail about how they accomplished this task. http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/couple-finally-reveals-childs-gender-five-years-birth-180300388.html  

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A little bit about Israel

January 20, 2012
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Regarding the email that Larisa sent, and regarding the movie Reel Bad Arabs, here is a video that educated me about my country, and will hopefully inform more people.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbIQto3KPUM

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