Hardwired sexually?

Julian writes on” The Public Sins of Men:the private sins of women.”


Thomas Merton Listening to the Rain

This, via Monksworks, from Thomas Merton:

Let me say this before rain becomes a utility that they can plan and distribute for money. By “they” I mean the people who cannot understand that rain is a festival, who do not appreciate its gratuity, who think that what has no price has no value, that what […]

“It’s Been a Good Run…”

h/t Tina

BillMoyers.com- The third and final year of Moyers & Company comes to an end on January 2 and I am writing to assure you that this time it’s the real deal. You may recall that we had originally raised the funds in 2011 for a two-year series but when I announced last […]

Beautiful art expressing an ugly world

Politicians discussing climate change until the very end

Isaac Cordal is famous for tackling big political issues through a tiny medium. In his series “Waiting for Climate Change,” Cordal created a set of ephemeral and partially submerged installations to draw attention to rising sea level change. Laced with black humor, these grim and apocalyptic […]

The Oilsands-Inspired Creation that Looms in Washington

The Tyee, By Andrew Nikiforuk,

Winnipegger Mia Feuer’s art reflects the ‘sculptural’ transformation of Alberta’s landscape.

Reviewers alternatively call the Washington, D.C. exhibit dystopian, eerily beautiful, or a “nightmarish manifestation” of environmental ruin.

In particular, many are attracted to the ominous black skating rink that occupies the rotunda. The plastic rink may or may not […]

How to bring FINE ART to the people

A brilliant video marketing campaign.

Street performance art at its best.

In April, 2013, the newly-refurbished Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Holland, decided to celebrate the return to the museum of Rembrandt’s great painting, “The Night Watch” (1642): they brought the characters in the picture to life and placed them in a busy shopping mall.

Translation of […]

Only The Good Die Young

And for Pete Seeger, 94 was too young:


Toshi Seeger passes away.

Kingston Daily Freeman

Toshi Seeger was an activist and organizer, mother and wife, film-maker and manager. Sometimes the right partner can make all the difference. Without her, there’d be a lot less Pete in the world. She kept him Forever Young.

Cocklebur Time Again

Aside from our age’s particular flavor of the culture we are all indoctrinated with, there are two major ‘cockleburs’ embedded in most of us: our family and our work. Family covers so wide a scope as to be almost unsuitable for discussion here, but there are many aspects of work which are germane to almost […]

Say it with music

The horizon is not so far as we can see, but as far as we can imagine ~ Ian Welsh

Other Horizons – Poetry

Why Poetry Matters

What is the point of an art form so utterly uncommercial, impractical, and distant from the prosaic focus of our daily routine?- Julian H Lowenfeld The point, as Wordsworth put it, is that “the world is too much with us, late and soon…” and we sometimes need release from that […]

Other Horizons – Drum! Drum Drum!

For this latest installment of Other Horizons, the weekly post where Agonist authors leave politics behind, I thought I’d write about one of my passions. Drums.

Terry Pratchett once observed that a drummer hits things with sticks and, when he’s done that, hits them again. I suspect Celts might be natural drummers. There’s a long […]