If you think social media is a 21st century phenomenon, think again. Jonathan Salem Baskin says today’s social media “is only a blip in a long continuum of social activity.”
Archives for February 2011
CBC’s foreign correspondent Stephen Puddicombe has reported from some of the world’s most tragic places: Indonesia after the tsunami, Haiti after the earthquake, and the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan. He hasn’t slept properly in years but he still thinks he’s the luckiest person in the world to do what he does.
The Popculturist interviews Danny Santos II, a photographer with lots of street smarts — because the ordinary street is his studio and his passion.
The current struggle in Egypt—the center of Arab media, scholarship, and culture—has enormous ramifications for the region as a whole. The predominantly young secular activists who initiated the struggle reject not only the U.S.-backed dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak but also conservative Islamist leaders; they have put together a broad coalition of young and old, Muslim and Christian, poor and middle class to challenge a brutal corrupt regime which has held power for nearly thirty years. Like-minded civil society activists are organizing elsewhere. Indeed, 2011 could be to the Arab world what 1989 was to Eastern Europe.
When you are a burlesque darling like Rosie Bitts, you meet the most fascinating people like Rad Juli of Rad Juli Custom Design — and music and burlesque fame.
A 19 year old son from a gay marriage speaks out for lesbian and gay civil liberties — and his two moms — as Iowa votes to ban gay marriage.
Three men. Three diagnoses of advanced prostate cancer. One message of gratitude. Three men in my life who I care about a lot have recently been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. Each is relatively young, none of them know each other, but they have all managed to embrace their circumstances and express amazing perspective and […]
A revolution in Egypt has been a long time coming, but its time has come.
As they begin planning a biking trip to Cuba, Paula and her husband realize they have just weeks to get in shape to ride 60 kms a day.
A writer struggles to uncover and release deep childhood fears that are hampering his ability to write and publish.