V.25 No.19 | 05/12/2016
By Renee Chavez [ Wed May 11 2016 4:29 PM ]
Masonry, fire magic, curses, oh my! Learn about (Alleged) Double Action candles.
V.25 No.15 | 04/14/2016
Dream Blog #358
By Megan Reneau [ Tue Apr 19 2016 2:42 PM ]
I am not in time. I'm standing, swaying slowly back and forth. I don't have clothes on but I'm not bare, I'm still covered. My hair is long and a soft green. It moves in the wind. A goat skull hangs from my body on a string and sways with me.
I hear a knock. I wake up.
V.24 No.41 | 10/08/2015
Altars, Ofrendas y Mas
Dia de los Muertos Art Workshop: Altars
By Maggie Grimason [ Thu Oct 15 2015 10:00 AM ]
Learn about the history, traditions and symbols on an altar for Dia de los Muertos.
V.22 No.49 | 12/5/2013
The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology
Hyperintellectual lecture playfully tears apart movies from within
By Devin D. O’Leary
Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Zizek is known for expounding on a number of subjects, from political theory to psychoanalysis—often at a whiplash-inducing pace. But his passion is film.
V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
Cat Power calls U.S. out
Singer/songwriter says she’s leaving America on Instagram rant
By Mark Lopez [ Tue May 21 2013 12:19 PM ]
Leave it to your trusty copy editor to place blame on the blameless. Cat Power, aka Chan Marshall, released a statement/rant on her Instagram page (with the Statue of Liberty as the backdrop), criticizing the state of America and claiming she’s leaving the country until things change. In the public statement, she claims the illusion of liberty has become a symbolism of entrapment, fostering hope in Americans in an effort to make them prisoners of false ideas. In the all-caps statement—chill out gurl; you don’t gotta yell—she claims that the powers that be have used said symbolism “AS FALSE CURRENCY TO RAPE THIS EARTH WITH IT’S[sic] LIES, PROTECTION OF WEALTH, AND VICIOUS SLAYINGS & INHUMANE PRIVATE CONTRACTED MILITARIES WORLDWIDE FOR DOMINATION ...”
She goes on to demand a tri-partisan government as well as a Native American vote. Preach on, Chan! But like I said, as a copy editor, I can’t help but twitch at the errors, considering it’s my job to make sure that all text entering the public domain is free of grammatical/factual errors so it reads smoothly. Now, I can attest to the fact that when something is written with passion, integrity, and a pressing need to completely reiterate certain feelings without censorship or too much thought, it’s important to throw the rules out the window and say what you gotta say. And I guess Ms. Marshall has ... she even went to the extent of tagging several well-known Twitter users like: Diplo, U2, Dave Chapelle, Madonna, The New York Times and more. Some good words, Chan, but if you need a copy editor, let me know. But then again, I may be making a moot point because a statement like this isn’t just meant to be typed/transcribed, but also meant to be spoken. As Marshall says, “HOW DO YOU FIGHT WITH JUST A WORD IN TEXT, SPEAK IT.”
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