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In Art, a Strong Voice for Chinese Women

March 10, 2012

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By DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOWPublished: March 7, 2012 BEIJING — It almost wouldn’t be a real Chinese art opening without security officials barging in and ordering paintings off the wall. By that yardstick alone, the Saturday opening of Bald Girls, a feminist art show in the 798 arts district of Beijing, was a tremendous success. Plainclothes […]

Rafeef Ziadah – Shades of Anger (English subtitled)

March 6, 2012

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REBLOGGED FROM KRACKTIVIST Rafeef Ziadah is a Palestinian activist, academic and spoken word artist. She is currently a Phd. candidate in Political Science at York University in Toronto. She released her spoken word CD Hadeel in Novermber 2009. She is a founding member of the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) promoting the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestement […]

Revealed: The best and worst places to be a woman

March 4, 2012

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An Independent on Sunday investigation to mark International Women’s Day unearths some surprising results… Sarah Morrison Sunday 04 March 2012 When more than half of the world’s population wakes up on Thursday – the 101st International Women’s Day – it will be hard to know whether to celebrate or give in to despair. A British […]

The death of Whitney Houston

February 13, 2012

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By Hiram Lee 13 February 2012 Whitney Houston in 2009[Photo: Asterio Tecson] One receives the news of Whitney Houston’s death at the age of 48 with genuine sadness. Houston was a tremendous singer, whose best performances contained a vibrancy and larger-than-life quality, which endeared her to millions of listeners. Her death at a young age […]

Berklee Percussionist Headed To The Grammys

February 12, 2012

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By Andrea Shea Feb 10, 2012, BOSTON — The Grammy Awards are Sunday in Los Angeles. Among the dozens of nominees with Boston-area connections is jazz drummer, composer and teacher Terri Lyne Carrington. She produced “The Mosaic Project,” a CD up for Best Jazz Vocal Album. I caught up with Carrington this week at Berklee […]

LACMA’s ‘In Wonderland’ Is Dazzling Survey Of Female Surrealists

February 8, 2012

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First Posted: 02/ 7/2012 8:12 am Updated: 02/ 7/2012 8:12 am Not since Alice lost her way down the rabbit hole have we seen a wonderland so strange and delightful. In the first ever survey of women surrealists in North America, ‘In Wonderland’ presents women not as ‘other’ but as otherworldly. Surrealism was the movement […]