Monthly Archives August 2016

Under Our Skin: Towards a Racially Just and Caring Community

Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. –Maya Angelou This reflection is dedicated to actor and humanitarian, Kenajuan Bentley, whose loving-kindness, compassion, and encouragement first empowered and emboldened me to build trust-based relationships with African-American men and to actor and entertainer par excellence, Tramell Tillman, who accompanies and guides me on this journey. Recently, I made five commitments to foster interracial understanding, communication, and inclusion—towards a racially more just and caring community. (They are listed at the end of the essay.) Here’s a bit about my journey towards those commitments. “Blues for Mister Charlie” In July of
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Printing, by William Morris and Emery Walker

AN ESSAY BY WILLIAM MORRIS & EMERY WALKER. FROM “ARTS & CRAFTS ESSAYS BY MEMBERS OF THE ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION SOCIETY” PARK RIDGE THE VILLAGE PRESS MCMIII (download the e-book of this essay: .pdf, Kindle, epub William Morris Printing Printing, in the only sense with which we are at present concerned, differs from most if not from all the arts and crafts represented in the Exhibition in being comparatively modern. For although the Chinese took impressions from wood blocks engraved in relief for centuries before the wood-cutters of the Netherlands, by a similar process, produced the block books, which
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Music Video: Letropa, by Pinscape

Here’s a music video I directed for Portland-based electronic shoegaze outfit, Pinscape. Inspired by Clan Murphy fave, Picnic at Hanging Rock, the video emulates the atmospheric ambience and cavernous reverb of the single, Letropa. Check out Pinscape’s 7-track EP, Transitory Timing, for some moody electronic dreampop. Here’s the Letropa vid, shot in the Rogue Valley, featuring Andi Linden. Enjoy!
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The Making of a True Gentleman

“. . . no man who was not a true gentleman at heart ever was, since the world began, a true gentleman in manner.”–Great Expectations The Metropulos-Alpers production contains the vast Dickensian range: the near-caricature oddities of Wemmick’s Aged Parent and Uncle Pemblechook Bray, alongside the rich light-and-shadow vicissitudes of a Bildungsroman portrait of Pip. Chief protagonist Pip travels a long distance–from a carefree boy to a young man dissatisfied with his life and its common and coarse circumstances and people, eventually becoming a true gentleman. New-to-OSF actor Benjamin Bonenfont portrays Pip with modulated energy and intelligent arc. The making
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