In SCIENCE NEWS, an informative article on trans-gender health issues contains many things new to me about the current therapies, and the impact of legislation on trans people. One of the takeaways for me was how legislation, even proposed bills which never make to the floor of a state assembly, impact this community, increasing anxiety … [Read more…]
From the New York Times: She Was Music’s Greatest Teacher. And Much More. A festival broadens our understanding of Nadia Boulanger, the pathbreaking composer, conductor and thinker. By William Robin July 30, 2021 Nadia Boulanger on Wikipedia
I love the “Prisoner of Zenda”, the film with Ronald Coleman; it is chaste, full of gallantry, sword fights, mistaken identity, doppelgangers, moat swimming, rogues, and a princesses who denies her “true love” for her duty to the throne of Zenda. A good swashbuckler is a rare thing. In the Geyserville Gazette, 6 September 1918, … [Read more…]
Over at the New York Times is a obituary about Ilona Royce Smithkin who lived a unique life.
Over on the Guardian, a review of a retrospective on 80s design activists Matrix who, as the pull quote states: The female architects who fought back – Fed up living in a world designed by and for men, 80s design activists Matrix declared war on every urban obstacle in their way. And their impact is … [Read more…]
The Rozz-Tox Manifesto Gary Panter (1980) tem 1: The avant-garde is no corpus. It merely lies in shock after an unfortunate bout with its own petard. It feigns sleep but one eye glitters and an involuntary twitch in the corner of the mouth belies a suppressed snicker. The giggle of coming awake at one’s own … [Read more…]
Artist Blurred Lines Between Life and Art An avant-garde musician and photographer, she was widely known for her large-scale ambient works shot with a pinhole camera.
From the New York Times obits: Sharon Begley, a Top Science Journalist, Is Dead at 64 Long at Newsweek, she was regarded as one of her generation’s pre-eminent science writers. An “Enlightenment-era figure,” Jon Meacham said. … Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, wrote on Twitter that Ms. Begley would … [Read more…]
From my sister Theresa – Tis Time For A FUNDEMIC!
A NY Times Book section obituary Diane di Prima, Poet of the Beat Era and Beyond, Dies at 86 and an Associated Press obituary were published today, 10/28/2020. From the New York Times: Ms. di Prima often spoke of the influence of her maternal grandfather, Domenico Mallozzi, a tailor and ardent anarchist who had immigrated … [Read more…]