Monday, January 22, 2018

Morgan Freeman Calls Out SAG for Gender-Specific Statue

Yes, Mr. Morgan Freeman, but some of us don't have enough back, or too much, and we aren't all meant to be shaped like pre-pubescent children forever. Androgyny as a physical ideal hurts women because of our gender-specific features, too -- hips being one of them! Anyway, thank you for starting something important. Read the article: Morgan Freeman Calls Out SAG for Gender-Specific Statue by Maane Khatchatourian, January 21, 2018 Variety

"Half of You" - Daichi Miura

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Kathleen Battle and Wynton Marsalis - Baroque Duet - Let the Bright Seraphim

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George Frideric Händel - Let the Bright Seraphim from "Samson"

Kathleen Battle: soprano
Wynton Marsalis: trumpeter

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! (Monday, January 15)

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Wynton Marsalis, a trumpeter, composer, rare virtuoso in classical and jazz, the Managing & Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Director of Jazz Studies at Juilliard (, was a keynote speaker at the first Jazz Congress conference livestreamed on January 11, 2018. WATCH: Jazz Congress Day 1, Session 1: Jazz and Race, Gender and Jazz - Jazz at Lincoln Center ( (discussion begins around 23:00))

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Will Self-Driving Cars Ruin New York?

"Currently being test-driven in cities across the USA, having collectively undergone millions of miles of successful road-tests, it is only a matter of time before road-testing begins in New York City." Read the article: Will Self-Driving Cars Ruin New York? by Vincent Stokes on November 28, 2016

Plan to relieve Manhattan gridlock with tolls gains momentum

Via AP: "The idea, called “congestion pricing,” involves using electronic tolling technology to charge fees to vehicles entering the most heavily trafficked parts of town during certain hours.

(...) "Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed it for New York a decade ago and got a firm rejection from lawmakers who said drivers headed into Manhattan already get slammed enough by bridge and highway tolls and high parking fees.

(...) "Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat who said last summer that “congestion pricing” is an idea whose time has come, could unveil a plan to implement a system as early as next week." Read the story: Plan to relieve Manhattan gridlock with tolls gains momentum by Frank Eltman

Friday, January 05, 2018

Mamamoo - Paint Me

New song by Mamamoo - Hey, do these singers play piano, or are they just being ornaments? I'm not even gonna look up to check if any of them actually play; I'll just assume they can' that anti-singers or just sexist? Related link: LG G5 Mamamoo

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year - Best Wishes to you and #MeToo in 2018

Tarana Burke via

Who is the creator of #metoo? Video (Dutch) via De Volkskrant on Facebook

Related link: Meet Tarana Burke, the Real Woman Behind Me Too - December 17, 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017

I Called Him Morgan: Lee Morgan Documentary

I Called Him Morgan | Trailer | New Release

Published by Film Society of Lincoln Center on Mar 23, 2017 on YouTube

Kasper Collin's "I Called Him Morgan" opens March 24th at the Film Society of Lincoln Center:

Review: 'I Called Him Morgan,' a Jazz Tale of Talent and Tragedy by A. O. Scott, March 23, 2017 The New York Times

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Wendi Deng

My Person of the Year: Wendi Deng Oh, look, May-December! If it's about money and not love, it's only because money affords them power to get away from the people who can't afford to lose something more important to them than love...if they were them, for a day.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

#MeToo Creator Tarana Burke Will Kick Off New Year’s Eve Countdown

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"New Year’s Eve will be especially woke this year..." Read the article: #MeToo Creator Tarana Burke Will Kick Off New Year’s Eve Countdown -

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Meet Tarana Burke, the Real Woman Behind Me Too

"When sexual violence happens, it happens to the individual, but it also happens to families, it happens to schools, it happens to communities." --Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too movement (Watch the VIDEO posted by The Root on Facebook)

Another problem with Me Too is that empathy doesn't always flow the way we want, but gotta keep spreading love!❤

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Alyssa Milano

A limerick (in the rhythm of Hickory Dickory Dock) by me:

Alyssa said Women ain't yo
Communal property!
You do the deed,
You lose your seat,
Think you can have all this fo' free?


Ain't I a Woman (a speech by Sojourner Truth) - Wikipedia

Friday, December 15, 2017

How #MeToo Has Spread Like Wildfire Around the World

TIME magazine cover,

(...) "In fact, the MeToo campaign was created by a black woman, Tarana Burke, ten years ago, before hashtags even existed.

(...) "Time magazine named these and other such “silence breakers” as their 2017 Person of the Year, profiling not only Milano and Burke, but numerous other women who have spoken out as part of the #MeToo movement." Read the article: How #MeToo Has Spread Like Wildfire Around the World by Catherine Powell 12/15/17 Newsweek

Related articles:

" ‘Me too’ is about using the power of empathy to stomp out shame. ~Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement*" #MeToo and the do-gooders - Let’s show the extent of sexual assault and harassment among people “doing good” around the world. By Jennifer Lentfer Dec 6 The Medium

Letter: The #MeToo Movement has thrown due process out the window - Chicago Tribune

"Tarana Burke is a social activist. She is currently Senior Director of Programs at Girls for Gender Equity." Tarana Burke - Wikipedia

VIDEO: Tarana Burke on why she created the #MeToo movement — and where it’s headed by Chris Snyder and Linette Lopez Dec. 13, 2017 Business Insider

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