Monthly Archives: May 2011

Image of the Week: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

As seen on a street in Verona, Italy: A palazzo fell on the Wicked Witch. First posted on The Wooster Collective.

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Set curated for The American Show by Jose Galvan

“Songs I Drive To” curated for The American Show by josegalvan

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Design Thinking for Education: What If?

Education is at a crossroads. It is the prime social space where our cultural and economic capital are created. People are credentialed and stamped with “approval” in the educational realm. Yet, this all-important arena where a process of “social alchemy” … Continue reading

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A Delicious Revolution by Alice Waters

Guest Blogger Alice Waters on Eating as a Political Act Alice Waters is the owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant and founder of The Edible Schoolyard. Author of several cookbooks, Waters has served on the boards of The Land Institute, National … Continue reading

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Johnny Depp’s Reinvention of Tonto (and the Lone Ranger) Comes at the Right Time After Misuse of Geronimo’s Name

The Lone Ranger is going to follow not lead in actor Johnny Depp’s version. As reported in Entertainment Weekly (EW), Depp, who will play Tonto, sees this as a revisionist version of the classic TV show. As he told EW, … Continue reading

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In Defense of Last Night’s Harrowing “Treme” Episode

Judy Berman from Flavorwire re: Last Night’s Episode of “Treme” Last night’s episode of HBO’s “Treme” was difficult to watch. For a show that is often criticized for moving too slowly (this, despite the jarring suicide of a main character … Continue reading

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CultureGrrl on the Alexander McQueen Show at the Met

Lee Rosenbaum on “Necromancy at the Met: Disturbing Allure of Alexander McQueen’s Dark Art” While I was no fan of the catalogue, I was wowed by the coup de théâtre that is Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum … Continue reading

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Three Questions for David Eddington

David Eddington grew up in England where he attended art school and now lives and works in Venice, California. His work has been exhibited internationally. For Eddington, art is in the experience. He recalls one moment that helped define his … Continue reading

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Hugo Najera on Junot Diaz

From AmericanPupusa Junot Diaz presented the opening address for “Writing Dangerously in Immigrant America” at Georgetown University 5 April 2011. Diaz, author of Drown and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, spoke at Georgetown … Continue reading

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Three Questions for Shizu Saldamando

The American Show is inaugurating a new feature called “Three Questions.” We’ll ask artists, musicians, filmmakers, architects, and other creatives three questions and also show examples of their work. Shizu Saldamando is an L.A.-based artist. Her work is striking and … Continue reading

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