In other news — Pat Robertson has answered the sincere inquiry dealing with Sweaters and Evil Spirits. I just don’t really know how to deal with this one. As a Goodwill shopper and supporter of Macklemore — I enjoy a good thrift shop find. Yet never once have I felt the need to wonder if an evil spirit was attached to that Banana Republic skirt I snagged for $3.50, or that Talbot’s blazer I found for $5….
But if YOU dear reader are concerned — Mr. Robertson advises that a little rebuking prayer over your Goodwill bags never hurts…..
I had to wait quite a while for a princess who looked like me, but ultimately I was pleased 🙂
Completely and utterly true…..and I really don’t know where anything is on, or off campus for that matter. So stop asking.
Kara Walker — The Truth Telling Artist
*P.S. — I love her work. No really. I LOVE her work.
Kara Walker was born in Stockton, California, in 1969. She received a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in 1991, and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994. The artist is best known for exploring the raw intersection of race, gender, and sexuality through her iconic, silhouetted figures. Walker unleashes the traditionally proper Victorian medium of the silhouette directly onto the walls of the gallery, creating a theatrical space in which her unruly cut-paper characters fornicate and inflict violence on one another. In works like “Darkytown Rebellion” (2000), the artist uses overhead projectors to throw colored light onto the ceiling, walls, and floor of the exhibition space; the lights cast a shadow of the viewer’s body onto the walls, where it mingles with Walker’s black-paper figures and landscapes. With one foot in the historical realism of slavery and the other in the fantastical space of the romance novel, Walker’s nightmarish fictions simultaneously seduce and implicate the audience. Walker’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. A 1997 recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Achievement Award, Walker was the United States representative to the 2002 Bienal de São Paulo. Walker currently lives in New York, where she is on the faculty of the MFA program at Columbia University. (Biography from PBS Art 21)
“And ain’t I a woman? I have born 13 children, and seen most all sold off to slavery. And when I cried out with my mothers grief, none but Jesus heard me. And ain’t I a woman?”
Michaela Angela Davis: Fashion, Style, Race, Gender, and Hip Hop
An expert cultural critic and writer, Michaela Angela Davis has been exploring the power of urban style, race, gender, and hip-hop for nearly two decades.
Having begun her career under the mentorship of Susan L. Taylor at the incredibly successful Essence, Davis went on to become founding fashion director at Vibe, and later editor-in-chief ofHoney, a premiere magazine for 18 to 34-year-old urban women that, under her editorship, was the number one growing women’s title at the time.
Over the years, Davis became known for her insightful perceptions and seasoned opinions, penning fashion and culture commentary for publications in the US and worldwide. A stylist to such celebrity icons as Mary J. Blige, Oprah, Prince, and Donald Trump, Davis was often consulted on film and television sets for her fashion forward sense and intuition.
Her interests went further than fashion, however, as she maintained a close pulse on the developing urban culture and its roles and influence in society today. Perhaps best known for her work with Take Back the Music, Davis founded the initiative to promote the next generation of the hip-hop movement to focus on the musical value of the genre instead of the negative, often sexist attitudes that are so prevalent now.
A dynamic woman known for her insightful perceptions of popular culture, Davis developed MAD Free, a multi-platform conversation project dedicated to spurring and expanding the conversation about black women’s image, beauty, and power. Also devoted to several philanthropic efforts, she serves on the board of Black Girls Rock!, ImageNation, The Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School, and conducts her own monthly career-mentoring program. (Biography from THIS site)
My fiance and I have not totally decided whether we will reproduce or not. Yes I still call it reproducing — because I have a love hate relationship with kids. I’m impatient. I’ve seen too many kids with no manners or home training (as we call it here in the South). I don’t particularly like cleaning up puke. Regardless every now and then I am girly enough to wonder what it my fiance and I’s child may be like: smart, maybe too smart; mischievous; intellectual; a smart ass — so on.
However, if I do have a child — I have decided I want this one. I want this kid. THIS IS MY FUTURE CHILD. Because his father would TOTALLY have done this. Rock on little nerd, rock on with your bad self.
And apparently they need pants……winner for my new favorite past president — LBJ.