Monthly Archives: March 2012

Soap Operas for Peace

Since I’m on the road this week, I thought I’d (try to) keep this post a little shorter (really, it’s so you can go back to last week and catch up) and use this opportunity as another explanation post. Again, … Continue reading

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Hold Yuh Chutney Soca

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned an article written by David Edgar in which he presented the arguments for and against state funding of the arts. According to Edgar, one of the most popular claims is that art “promotes continuity with the … Continue reading

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Responding to KONY 2012

I had a completely different post all set to get up for this week, but then this video kept popping up on my newsfeed and I thought, “How great–a video campaign spread through social media to influence political action?” Then … Continue reading

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Ain’t no stoppin’… politics as usual

Last week I introduced the claim that art contributes to society by providing a space for social dissent. This, I tried to explain, is one of points of intersection between art and media. However, while the role of social media … Continue reading

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