An anti-kidpnapping protest in Colombia. On Sunday, the FARC announced that they would no longer kidnap civilians for ransom. (Photo: facebook)
Colombia’s FARC guerrillas announced over the weekend that they will no longer kidnap civilians for ransom, taking what some analysts described as a small but important step towards peace talks with the Colombian government.
The rebels announced that they would conduct no more kidnappings on Sunday, in a statement that talked about the group’s desire for peace, and criticized the government for increasing its military budget.
Past to present: At left, silent film star Rudolph Valentino. At right, The Artist’s Jean Dujardin as silent film star George Valentin. (Photos: IMDB, The Weinstein Co.)
With its 10 Oscar nominations, The Artist allows us to contemplate the rich history of silent film with a wistful nostalgia. But almost unwittingly, the film reminds us of the role Latinos played in that era, and the way the motion picture industry both highlighted and obscured that role.
That’s right kiddies! While everyone is in an uproar over this French film, we Latinos paved the way. Always know your history!
The latest cover of Time makes a bold statement. (Time Magazine)
Politicans, you’ve been warned. The latest cover of Time magazine proclaims “Yo Decido. Why Latinos will pick the next president.”
La Reconquista starts NOW!
F*CK ART Exhibition
February 8th – June 10, 2012
In response to the growing anti-institution sentiment pervasive in our culture, the Museum of Sex has engaged a group of 20 select street artists to occupy the third floor gallery at the Museum of Sex. Showcasing work that pushes the boundaries of our relationship to sexuality in public space, F*CK ART invites a dialogue around the power of visual provocation in the urban environment.
This installation is a combination of existing pieces and site-specific works created for the run of the show.
F*CK ART is curated by Emilie Baltz and Mark Snyder.
Chief Advisors Meghan Coleman and Alex Tanaka.
We seek to provoke not simply the notions of museum-going experience by presenting provocative work, but also push the boundaries of what artists can create. This is not an exhibition for the timid, and we have engaged artists to use this space as a forum to create and present critical, provocative commentary around sexuality and its relationship to both human and cultural identity.
For more info: Museum of Sex