Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Last year, I was ecstatic to visit LACMA for Ai Wei Wei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads sculptures, which I posted tons of pictures of on my Pisaca album. This summer, I am excited to check out a documentary on the Chinese political dissident Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry  by first-time director Alison Klayman.  Celebrated (and despised) as China’s “most famous international […]

Stumbled upon some enlightening information today.  Author, lifelong social activist and feminist Grace Lee Boggs has a message for supporters and participants in the Occupy Wall Street movement.  Although she thanks participants for “breaking through the  silence,” she admits, with a smile, that we “have a long way to go.” 

William Rodriguez, the last survivor of the 9/11 attack to be pulled from the building, was the master janitor for the World Trade Center for 20 years.  He was one of five people who had the master key, which played an instrumental part in aiding policemen, fire fighters and his own efforts in rescuing others within the […]

I had a half day this past Friday (9/2) in observance of Labor Day so I went to Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to check out the “Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads” exhibition by renown contemporary, dissident, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.  This first major public exhibition from Weiwei debuted on August 20th and runs […]