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THIS MY TYPE OF PARTY

THIS MY TYPE OF PARTY

One Friday night in mid-January saw a meeting of minds at the Killem Collective studio in the East End.…

Note To Selves: Stay Home (a review of a photocopy show)

Note To Selves: Stay Home (a review of a photocopy show)

As I slither in and out of conversations, taking pauses in between groups to glance at the work, I can't help but feel that this is just pointless...the idea behind the show was just, in layman’s terms, bland. …

Impressions: Lyric Michelle

Impressions: Lyric Michelle

Her performance on stage was exciting, she has a lot of energy and a lot to say.…

The Sit-Ins and Militant Non-Violence: Greensboro, 1960

The Sit-Ins and Militant Non-Violence: Greensboro, 1960

Word of the initial Greensboro action, termed a sit-in, filtered throughout black communities and students throughout the South, overwhelmingly African American but including some Whites, began to do likewise.…

What’s your 3rd Place?

What’s your 3rd Place?

Everyone has two important places – home and work, but we all need our own “3rd place,” apart from home & work.…

New Year’s Wishes for 2016 from Pedestrian Pete

New Year’s Wishes for 2016 from Pedestrian Pete

A plague of potholes and an infestation of visual blight hovering over our streets, sidewalks and intersections -- walking should be a much more pleasant experience, a feast for the eyes.…

MLK for Sale? How to Package a Radical

MLK for Sale? How to Package a Radical

King, who was violently repressed in life, has been commodified in death.…

HOUSTON – THE BOULEVARD CITY

HOUSTON – THE BOULEVARD CITY

Boulevards, with landscaped medians or esplanades dividing the traffic lanes are a visual godsend for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists alike, and for those who live and work along their way. …

Here Today, Oregon Tomorrow

Here Today, Oregon Tomorrow

Historically the state has indeed had a “double standard” in the way it handles what are perceived as threats. It attacks certain groups and ignores others. Snarky tweets, Facebook invective, and loud demands for the state to do something in Oregon may release frustrations, but don’t release any of us from the control of the ruling class. …

On the Defeat of HERO: Questioning the Answers

On the Defeat of HERO: Questioning the Answers

The problem becomes less how to build a majority base and more how to mobilize that existing base.…

#DayForNight, See It, Do It, Be It

#DayForNight, See It, Do It, Be It

But what does it all mean?…

Pedestrian Pete Welcomes Mayor Turner

Pedestrian Pete Welcomes Mayor Turner

I have always thought Sylvester Turner could be our first truly urban mayor, a consensus-driven visionary with a strong pragmatic streak, who understands the purpose and potential of the big American city.…

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