The Wassaic Project festival this past weekend featured a tremendous amount of art, music, dance and performance. This little art hamlet wedged between rolling green hills and tucked under a sky of sparkling stars showcased some deeply moving and often fun site-specific work.

It was great to see so many people from the local community and region come out. It really didn’t feel like an arty echo-chamber, but an event that was actually engaging the local community. More thoughts and photos from Wassaic all week so please stay tuned and share!

super cool. jealous, i shoulda gone. 

Jul. 2, 2013 at 8:41pm with 1,484 notes View comments
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Let me show you what this congressperson [Rep. Steve King] is doing. Basically they’re pinning the problems that we have in this country on people who are poor. If you think about people who are poor really— you have 80 percent of people who are food insecure are actually working. That means their wages are so low that they’re eligible for food stamps. So you want to talk about dependency in this country? Let’s talk about corporations and businesses that pay such low wages that they depend on the United States government to add money to those wages through the Income Assistance Programs, like SNAP. So because if you take a company like Walmart, pays their workers so low that their workers are actually eligible for food stamps. Who’s dependent on the U.S. government? I’d have to say it’s Walmart is the welfare queen here.
Jun. 25, 2013 at 2:44pm with 281 notes View comments
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Last week, Cheerios posted this new commercial on youtube. It sparked a firestorm of backlash, and (naturally) the comments on the video have been deactivated.

When my wife and I watched the video, it felt great to (finally) see a representation of our own family. Especially considering what happened at a Wal-Mart in Virginia a few weeks ago.

We created this site to publicly reflect the changing face of the American family. According to the 2008 census, 15% of new marriages are interracial. And yet, it still feels rare to see something like the Cheerios ad represented in mainstream culture.

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(For what it’s worth, you may not receive an immediate response about if/when your photo will be published — but we’re replying to everyone whose photo will be published.)

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Jun. 4, 2013 at 2:15am with 2 notes View comments
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All beasts move by instinct
but sometimes it’s obvious.
I see you easy: migrations
and the making of honey.
Desire is something we
thought of 
to name what
in us wants to pollinate.
          I can’t (don’t want to)
          tell what all
          of this is for, or about. 

We try to talk this out. Let’s stop
and see what our bodies
want to say.

May. 21, 2013 at 12:47am View comments
From the story “Calm nights here are memories of there.” by SandersAK. Read it on Backspaces.

From the story “Calm nights here are memories of there.” by SandersAK. Read it on Backspaces.

May. 17, 2013 at 11:28am with 1 note View comments
Reblogged from beastmenpoems
Lemming Man


The myth is
you’d walk
right off a
stone cliff
just to follow
through with
instinct. Edge
and endings.
intuition isn’t
good for the
individual, and
it is. What is it
that is waiting
for you at the
bottom? The
truth is that
made this
story up
along the way,
on the long
walk toward
knowing. If
only to follow
the motions.
The order of
things. Kinesis,
repetition and
flow. If you
keep moving
in that direction
there will be no
where else to go.