Commoning Our Cities: Mary Miss, Silvia Federici, Peter Linebaugh

>>REINVENTING OUR CITIES AND RE-ENCHANTING THE WORLD. WHO GETS A SAY IN DESIGNING WHERE THEY LIVE, AND WHAT IF MORE OF US DID? THIS WEEK, WE VISIT WITH MARY MISS, A GUGGENHEIM FELLOW AND CELEBRATED ARTIST WHOSE ORGANIZATION, THE CITY AS LIVING LABORATORY, STRIVES TO EMPOWER REGULAR PEOPLE TO CREATE, NOT THE CLICHE OF THE…

Importance of Poetry in the Viking Age

Such a lovely day outside Wouldn’t you agree Mr. Thorstein? ah! fack the lot of you! eh? WHAT?! Lovely day, right? Oh, just an average summer in Scotland Yes a bit weepy Days like these just make me think about, I don’t know… that I’m just sitting around losing my true potential You ever feel…

Testigos de la historia | Teresa Bo | TEDxRiodelaPlata

Translator: Elia Gasparolo Reviewer: Sebastian Betti I was in Baghdad in 2003, the city was falling after days of war. I had gone up with a unit from the US Army, Baghdad airport was taken, there were days of shootings, bombings and deaths. The lootings started, people killing among each other for a bag of…

Vessel of Grace: The Life of Saint Paisios the Athonite

Amidst the arid heat and craggy rocks of the wilderness, a 38 year old monk sits alone on the edge of a deep ravine when suddenly the devil speaks: “Jump Paisios. I promise you won’t get hurt at all.” The monk remains silent. The tempter does not suddenly the monk grabs a stone and throws…

Haitian Revolutions: Crash Course World History #30

Hi, I’m John Green. This is Crash Course World History. And apparently it’s Revolutions Month here at Crash Course, because today we are going to discuss the often-neglected Haitian Revolutions. The Haitian Revolutions are totally fascinating and they involve two of my very favorite things: 1. Ending slavery, and 2. Napoleon getting his feelings hurt….

Amazing Facts About Joan of Arc!

From her mission of the heavens to her eventual sainthoodÉstay tuned to number 1 to find out 10 amazing things about Joan of Arc! Number 10: Say My Name. When you hear the name Joan Of Arc, you have to admit that it has a certain ring to it. That’s just one of the reasons…

Saint Francis Santo | Bullock Texas State History Museum

The Santo of st. Francis that were bringing to the exhibit is a sculpture that represents a saint. It’s such a beautiful piece and it tells such a great story of the Franciscans that were here in the missions. One of the goals of early Spanish settlement was to convert the American Indian groups that…