is a book
by photographer/film-maker Andrew Zuckerman
). Similar in format to Zuckerman's film Wisdom
features interviews with musical luminaries both fully-
luminous. [more inside]
and bonus Beck-related stuff (Many of these will play automatically when you open them) [more inside]
Hip Hop Zelda.
It's a booty call from Hyrule, a love letter in rhyme to your childhood featuring some of the best independent and mainstream Hip Hop artists. MF Doom, Edan and Aesop Rock get tossed together with Dr. Dre, Common, and Jay Z in this surprisingly compelling mashup of old Legend of Zelda tunes. If the TriForce Rules Everything Around You, hit up the link above to stream the album, or download it for free here. [more inside]
Soulforce Equality Ride!
Soulforce, a nationwide organization working to end religious discrimination of gays and lesbians are in the middle of their second annual Equality Ride to raise awareness
of Christian colleges and universities that discriminate against queer students. GLBTQ
students are discriminated against
everywhere. The Riders have been met with both open arms and anger
. The Reverend Mel White
, who runs Soul Force, ghost wrote Billy Graham's and Jerry Falwell's autobiographies and worships at Falwell's church in Lynchburg, VA in silent protest. Previously.
Gay and Muslim groups getting together in the UK?
plans are to look at homophobia in the Muslim community and Islamophobia in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community
. The Muslim Council of Britain is also admitting that if you have nothing positive to say keep your mouth shut,
which is a very good first step. Can two groups often on the receiving end of hatred work together ? “British Muslims welcome working with everyone including members of the Lesbian and Gay community against a common enemy, fascism.”
I don't know if they have the likes of Michael Savage
there (or the many many others), who rail against (and call for the death of) both Muslims and gays on the airwaves daily, but it seems hopeful, no?
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A common dollar for Canada and the U.S.?
With the Euro unit of currency slowly coming into common use, it's only natural for other continents/countries to follow suit. How would this affect the national identity of Canada? Is this a sensible thing to do? What are the benefits and deficiencies of such a plan?