Little Potato: From Soviet Nightmares to American Dreams

We all have stories. Our stories. Where we come from. Who we are. Where we are going, or want to go.  The challenges our lives might present. Depending on where we live, and what restrictions that culture presents. Some live in unheeded, unaware privilege. Others, as the saying goes, not so much.

The Visionary and Radical James Baldwin

In the recently released Raoul Peck documentary, I Am Not Your Negro,  Peck’s vision takes a different tack. Not trivialized. Not distorted by any number of influences, from Hollywood to media, and vicious partisan, political squabbling. James Baldwin’s vision was to “forge a country where we need each other”. Baldwin’s niece, author and educator Aisha Karefa-Smart, offers up […]

Laurie Anderson’s Feast of Sound & Vision

Not everyone gets invited to share their “philosophy” for a creative project and create a film out of that musing. Unless you are, of course, Laurie Anderson. A long-time muser on life, art, music, fashion, technology, story-telling, and so much more,  she has created a tender, mysterious, beautiful roaming documentary on love and with that, the […]

Timothy Leary: Tune In Turn On Drop Out

He’s famous for many quips and unforgettable lines, but aside from the famous  “Turn on..”  triple threat, Leary’s “Just Say Know” is among my very favorites because, basically, knowledge is power, as the poet once said. And it’s never more critical and important than today, some 50 years after Leary and his partner in “crime”, […]