ABE : Psychotic Robot Butler

Originally posted on Reason & Existenz:
London filmmaker Rob McLellan;s straightforward short film ABE takes some heavy minutes out of Silence of the Lambs, speciifically where serial killer Buffalo Bill interacts with the girl in the well. The twist: gender enraged psychopath making a “girl dress” is replaced by Robot Butler looking for a human suit.…

#Bartoli and #Sexualization

Originally posted on Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker:
Marion Bartoli at the 2009 US Open (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Marion Bartoli wins the Wimbledon championship. The crowd cheers, she celebrates and rushes to hug her father and former coach. And BBC Sport announcer John Inverdale chooses that moment to comment upon what he considers Bartoli’s lack of…

‘Dark Girls’: Documentary Sparks Colorism Debate

See on Scoop.it – Writing and Literature Oprah premiered the documentary about skin color on her television channel, and viewers responded online. Angela Drummond-Mathews‘s insight: This is a must see documentary. It not only validated the experiences of millions of women, but it showed how the male response to these cultural biases affected the women’s…

Accidental Racism?

Accidental Racism? Paula Deen and Accidental Racism   As Tavis Smiley just told Piers Morgan when discussing this issue, “change is inevitable, but growth is optional.” Deen has had enough time in and out of the public eye to have learned better, regardless of our shared disgraceful history.

Seven Traits of Great Innovators

99U describes seven traits of great innovators.  Polaroid co-founder Edwin Land said, “The test of an invention is the power of [the] inventor to push it through in the face of staunch – not opposition, but indifference – in society.” Great ideas and inventions are often shunned or ignored before they are accepted. It makes…

How To? You’re Doing It Wrong

Any time I have read a “How To” article, I have not sought it out with a sense of confidence in my ability. I have searched for help because I felt lost, ignorant or incapable in some way. When it comes to “How To” articles about writing, this is particularly scary. Bonnie Grove at NovelMatters…

Originally posted on Suddenly Brilliance:
We think of our mind and body as separate entities that are often at war with each other. Thich Nhat Hanh teaches that the body is a treasure. This audio clip is an excerpt from a talk that he gave on January 1, 2013 at Plum Village. From the posting:…

Faith and Family: A Kwanzaa Story

The seven-day celebration of Kwanzaa takes place between Christmas and New Year’s Day. A friend of mine, James, throws a big party on one of the days inviting family and friends to learn about the holiday and to share stories and ideas about the principle for that day. For the uninitiated, each day of Kwanzaa…