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Life is Living 2010 — A Success in the Making

What makes art successful? By “successful,” I don’t mean it is just aesthetically pleasing. I don’t mean it brings in a crowd, or pushes the edge of what’s posssible, or moves people to action. I mean ALL OF THAT. And more. There isn’t much art that achieves that type of…

Stephen Colbert – 1, House Judiciary Committee – 0

Last year, I said that Jon Stewart at his best usually beats Stephen Colbert. But after watching this video of Colbert testifying before Congress (in full character, no less), I might have to change my tune. Watch the video below, and see how Colbert uses his faux-right-wing personality to deliver…

A Few Good (White) Men

…No, I’m not talking about those guys. I just finished William Upski’s new book Please Don’t Bomb the Suburbs. Like I said last week, dude is on point. To be upfront, Upski (my bad, I mean Billy Wimsatt — he’s grown now) has been a hero of mine since I…

From Graffiti to Movement Strategy — Read this Book!

Last week, I heard my man William Upski Wimsatt speak in SF during the tour for his new book Please Don’t Bomb the Suburbs. He had me at the title. Artistically and politically, I came of age in the late 90s reading Upski’s first book, called “Bomb the Suburbs” —…

Towards a North American Union: Immigration Justice beyond Arizona

(Note: This is from a longer piece I wrote for Tikkun magazine. The thinking was, when it comes to the immigrant rights movement, SB1070 and Arizona apartheid…we know what we are against, but what are we FOR? This is my contribution to the conversation, an attempt to frame our struggle…