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The letter Barack and Michelle Obama wrote in honor of house music originator and Chicagoan Frankie Knuckles. RIP

The letter Barack and Michelle Obama wrote in honor of house music originator and Chicagoan Frankie Knuckles.

RIP

[ASSIGNED] Profile of New York artist Robert Forman (http://robertforman.net/), who uses string as a medium, for Fiber Art Now.

Video Shoot For "Just a Show" [Photos]

[BLOG] Marvelous days.

I’m so excited about the video for my poem “Just a Show,” shot by Áilish Kerr in the gorgeous sunshine, in Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens and on a downtown high-rise rooftop.

Stay tuned!

"The Discovery of What It Means to Be an American" || James Baldwin

"I wanted to prevent myself from becoming merely a Negro; or, even, merely a Negro writer. … The American writer, in Europe, is released, first of all, from the necessity of apologizing for himself. It is not until he is released from the habit of flexing his muscles and proving that he is just a ‘regular guy’ that he realizes how crippling this habit has been. It is not necessary for him, there, to pretend to be something he is not, for the artist does not encounter in Europe the same suspicion he encounters here."

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Dublin’s Underground Beat, 16/4/14http://www.antokanephotography.com

Dublin’s Underground Beat, 16/4/14

http://www.antokanephotography.com

(Source: jadeygrin, via emotionalorphan)

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[AUDIO] A new spoken word recording, about the journeys undertaken to discover oneself.

Written in 2013 for performance with a full band in Zagreb, Croatia. This is the a capella version.

[GIG] I’m thrilled to perform at innovative Mixed Messages in Dublin: no stage, no host, no intros. Acts rise organically from the crowd.  Info: http://ow.ly/vLnGJ

[GIG] I’m thrilled to perform at innovative Mixed Messages in Dublin: no stage, no host, no intros. Acts rise organically from the crowd.

Info: http://ow.ly/vLnGJ

From Vanity Fair’s Snowden Exclusive: A Tense Few Days in Hong Kong
Inside a hotel room in Hong Kong, Edward Snowden shared secrets with journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Ewen MacAskill—and then disappeared.
Read more here.

From Vanity Fair’s Snowden Exclusive: A Tense Few Days in Hong Kong

Inside a hotel room in Hong Kong, Edward Snowden shared secrets with journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Ewen MacAskill—and then disappeared.

Read more here.

(via vanityfair)

A sketch that led up to Francis Cugat’s painting for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, one of the most celebrated and widely disseminated book jackets in twentieth-century American literature. As Charles Scribner III writes in “Gatsby Illuminated,” “The artist’s image preceded the finished manuscript … The dust jacket seems to have influenced two passages.”

A sketch that led up to Francis Cugat’s painting for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, one of the most celebrated and widely disseminated book jackets in twentieth-century American literature. As Charles Scribner III writes in “Gatsby Illuminated,” “The artist’s image preceded the finished manuscript … The dust jacket seems to have influenced two passages.”

(Source: theparisreview)

Those frenetic New York City days. On tour with Chicago Afrobeat Project.#ThrowbackThursday

Those frenetic New York City days. On tour with Chicago Afrobeat Project.

#ThrowbackThursday

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French artist streams his latest performance art piece from inside a taxidermied bear.

(Source: junkculture)

A Great Experience at Morning Edition. Thanks, RTÉ! [Video]

[BLOG] Many thanks to Morning Edition for a lovely first-time experience. My topics: focusing on positivity at the Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs), the demise of Irish pub culture, and the positive effects of alcohol minimum-pricing law.

Thanks to everyone for your overwhelming positive response.