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His Cup Is Full

Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies, with real life dialogue, were a staple of the Village Voice in its heyday. Now he’s back with his unique take on the 21st century.   While you’re here enjoying Stan Mack’s latest cartoon, please take a moment and read articles on related topics: 

Hawaiian Saving Hawaiian

HAWAIIAN SAVING HAWAIIAN   Poetry and melody ring in every Hawaiian word. E komo mai means welcome. Ike loa expresses love of knowledge, growth, and expansion.   One of Hawaiian expert William Wilson’s favorite words is paʻē, meaning, he explains, “sound moving softly through the air and reaching one’s ears.”  

Ukraine on the Line: Phone Calls During Wartime

On the morning of February 24, in a Ukrainian suburb 50 miles south of Kyiv, an in-demand nail artist named Katya awakes to booming airstrikes pummeling the region. Outside her kitchen window she sees a misty red sky. Katya’s 9-year-old has slept through the blasts, but her 15-year-old is startled out of bed. She’s now waiting for her teacher to begin class online — not because of the pandemic, but because the government instructed residents to stay home as the Russian army massed at Ukraine’s borders.   

Ukraine Protests: We Were, We Are, and We Will Be

Some of those gathered in Times Square the evening of March 2 appeared to have wandered there from Ash Wednesday services, bearing on their foreheads the Lenten symbol of hope in the face of despair. Despite the ashen reality of Russia’s invasion of its neighbor, protesters and bystanders alike joyously chanted, sang and made speeches.    

Black Journalist and Civil Rights Activist Remembered on Presidents Day

She received threatening phone calls at all hours. Strangers threw rocks through her windows. And the Ku Klux Klan burned crosses on the front lawn of her Little Rock, AR, home. 

An Insure Thing

Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies, with real life dialogue, were a staple of the Village Voice in its heyday. Now he’s back with his unique take on the 21st century.   While you’re here enjoying Stan Mack’s latest cartoon, please take a moment and read articles on related topics: 

You Don’t Know What Love Is — Valentine’s Day 2022

“Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared with love in dreams.”   Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov   Willa Bickham’s first husband was Jesus of Nazareth. She had just turned 20, having entered a Roman Catholic convent near her suburban Chicago home five years earlier. It was the pre-Beatles 1960s, and she wore her cousin’s wedding dress in a ceremony (all but vanished today) where novitiates become “brides of Christ” upon taking their final vows.  

What’s a Mother to Do?

Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies, with real life dialogue, were a staple of the Village Voice in its heyday. Now he’s back with his unique take on the 21st century.   While you’re here enjoying Stan Mack’s latest cartoon, please take a moment and read articles on related topics: 

Hope Springs

Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies, with real life dialogue, were a staple of the Village Voice in its heyday. Now he’s back with his unique take on the 21st century.   While you’re here enjoying Stan Mack’s latest cartoon, please take a moment and read articles on related topics: 

Parents Struggle to Find Clothing for Children With Disabilities

Emily Medrano struggles to find clothes for her 23-month-old son, Aaron, who suffers from a rare intestinal malformation that causes him to vomit often and soil his clothes. But a quick change of clothes is difficult without undoing a catheter that enters through a vein to allow nutrients and medicine to reach his heart.

Art, Identity, and Invisibility in Texas

The title of Ralph Ellison’s 1952 novel, The Invisible Man, referred to the refusal of many white Americans to acknowledge the Black Americans among us. Deborah Roberts’s current, “I’m,” at the Jones Contemporary Arts Center in Austin, TX, takes Ellison’s insight substantially further.  

Spotify’s Success May Be the Real Day the Music Dies

Reading Time: 8 minutesWhile musicians struggle to survive the pandemic, Swedish billionaire Daniel Ek is going after artists who dare to criticize his Spotify streaming empire for paying them pennies.

The Aegean Pearl: Fethiye The Beautiful- No Words Needed!

Many refer to Fethiye, located on the Southern Aegean Coast, as the Aegean Pearl. A pearl of a coastal town, surrounded by majestic mountains, Fethiye is so many things to people from so many different walks of life. In this episode I present a short awe-inspiring documentary on Fethiye, using “No Words”, created by two [&;]

Counter the Divide & Conquer: Bridge the Gap with Sibel Edmonds!

My new one-of-a-kind series, Bridge the Gap with Sibel Edmonds, encompasses not only politics and philosophy, but also history, culture, dance, food, travel, music and much more. I’ll be sharing with you all things that connect and bind us to each other- no matter what the race, religion, nationality or gender. Join me in exploring [&;]

The Multipolar Revolution: Syncretic Perspectives – Part I

 By: Jafe Arnold From the Indo-Europeans to the &;New World&; he world’s diversity of cultures has successfully defied the “globalization” of the Atlanticist, Liberal, unipolar “End of History” scenario proclaimed in the 1990’s.

The Return Of The New World Order…Sort Of

Jason talks about how the idea of a New World Order is permeating our culture with even more prevalence today than ever before. You can watch this video on DTube .

Lettre d’un zombie

Un zombie m'a écrit... "Si les hommes décidaient demain, dans leur grande majorité de s'accoupler avec les animaux, qu'est-ce qu'on fait ? Il faut l'imaginer, se le représenter, l'anticiper, parce qu'avec le progrès, on ne sait jamais. Pour vivre avec son temps, il faut en accepter tous les contretemps...les sauts et les soubresauts... On aura tout vu avec la modernité, n'est-ce pas ? Plus d'envers que d'endroits. Et puis avec la démocratie, on n'est pas à l'abri de la zoophilie. En vertu du principe laïc selon lequel : chacun fait ce qui lui plaît;

Questionnaire de Socrate

Quels penseurs vous accompagnent ? =>Dostoïevski, Kafka, Edgar Poe et Netchaïev Aimeriez-vous que la France ait un président philosophe ? => je ne crois pas au philosophe roi ni à un roi qui ne soit pas passionnée par la philosophie. Quel lieu se rapproche pour vous le plus de la cité idéale ? => l'Atlantide... l'imaginaire qui défie le réel Avez-vous peur de la mort ? => La peur de la mort, c'est la vie. La peur de la vie, c'est la mort. Je n'ai peur ni de l'une, ni de l'autre. Qu'étiez-vous avant votre naissance ?

Le zoo humain

Les pressions de la vie moderne deviennent accablantes, le citadin harassé qualifie souvent le monde grouillant où il vit de jungle de béton. Expression pittoresque qui veut décrire le mode de vie dans un centre urbain à forte densité de population, mais ce n’en est pas moins une description grossièrement inexacte, comme pourrait le confirmer quiconque a étudié une vraie jungle.

Le libéralisme : un sida mental, un cancer sociétal

L’ère que nous traversons, celle de l’humain comme force géologique modifiant de manière irréversible l’environnement en le détruisant, est aussi la période historique du libéralisme triomphateur. Un libéralisme à appréhender comme idée morale la plus basse, comme idée de l’homme seul dans un monde qui ne serait que le prolongement de lui-même, comme idée que l’homme n’a de compte à rendre à personne, qu’il peut allègrement se départir de sa fonction sociale.

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Petit éloge de l’excès

Je croirai en Dieu le jour où je le verrai danser. »    -F. Nietzsche
- On peut dire ce qu’on veut du génie humain, à force de gratifier les mâles dominants, les forts en fer, les mangeurs d’os, de laisser les vainqueurs écrire l’histoire et les marchands s’emparer du vivant avec une marge de quinze pour cent pour les actionnaires, le résultat n’est pas bien marrant.