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Why 'Stopping Trump' Isn't Enough

Steven G. Brant | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

Whether Trump becomes president or not, we run the risk of this larger, anti-truth fire destroying the social fabric of our country.

Oblivion or Utopia: Star Trek & Humanity

Steven G. Brant | Posted 09.09.2016 | Entertainment
Steven G. Brant

Over the years, I have pointed people to a book published in 1955 by Milton Meyer, "They Thought They Were Free: The Germans 1933-1945", because I fea...

Benjamin Lowder: Words and Deeds

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 09.08.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Benjamin Lowder: Babel "My definition of the universe is the aggregate of all humanity's conscious and aggregate communicating experiences." -- Buckm...

Saving America From Itself

Steven G. Brant | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

We are living in such tragically hopeless times. I have watched the PBS Newshour's weekly wrap up with Mark Shields and David Brooks for years, and I...

This Vegetated Biosphere Could Change The Future Of Montreal

ArchDaily | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.10.2016 | Arts

In anticipation of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Expo 67, Studio Dror has proposed a 150-meter-wide vegetated dome for Park Jean Drapeau, the origi...

The House that Modernism Built

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.14.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

HB2 notwithstanding, the modern movement is alive and well in North Carolina. And what better venue could there be for an exhibition of the virtues o...

Dare to Be 100: God as Noun or Verb?

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 01.29.2017 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

As I contemplated writing a blog with this title I presumed that it had probably already been done. Boy was I right! Google bubbled out dozens of prio...

Who Wants to Be Perfect?

Mark Matousek | Posted 01.13.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

The downside of living in a feel-good culture is that we rarely, if ever, feel good enough. Obsessed with living Our Best Life, turning 60 into the ne...

Buckminster Fuller on the Paris Massacre, Politics, Guns & the Survival of the Human Species

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 11.15.2016 | Home
L. Steven Sieden

In the shadow of the Paris incidents, I again turn my attention to the wisdom and perspective of a great teacher and mentor - Dr. R. Buckminster Fulle...

Buckminster Fuller's Vision of a World That Works for Everyone

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 10.24.2016 | Entertainment
L. Steven Sieden

On this the hundred year anniversary of Buckminster Fuller being expelled from Harvard for the second time (1914 and 1915), I stop to remember what we...

Elizabeth Gilbert Shares A Message of Courage, Passion and Creativity With A Sold Out Seattle Arts & Lectures Audience

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 10.07.2016 | Women
L. Steven Sieden

Last night, author Elizabeth Gilbert spoke at the opening session of Seattle Arts and Lecture's 2015 season. The sold out crowd of 2,500 at Seattle's Benaroya Hall came expecting an inspirational evening based on Gilbert's new book Big Magic, and they were not disappointed.

Teatro ZinZanni Continues to Produce Outstanding Northwest Entertainment

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 09.16.2016 | Entertainment
L. Steven Sieden

While rummaging through and cleaning out boxes of old stuff, I uncovered a ticket stub from my very special birthday celebration on December 18, 1998.

Kelly Lamb Prepares to Pop Up at MOCA Grand Book Shop

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 08.21.2016 | Arts
Elizabeth Baudouin

For Lamb's latest collaboration with MOCA Grand Project Space in Downtown Los Angeles, she concentrates on the ideas associated with the spiritual quest and the idea of infinity and continuum. 

Why I/We Celebrate Buckminster Fuller's Birthday (July 12, 1895) Every Year

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 07.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
L. Steven Sieden

The first time I encountered Buckminster Fuller was in the late 1960s at the University of Minnesota where I was studying architecture. Bucky (as he ...

Buckminster Fuller Talks 'The Geodesic Life' In Rare, Animated Interview

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 03.31.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on ArchDaily. by Karissa Rosenfield “I must reorganize the environment of man by which then greater numbers...

Does the Art World Need Another Jeff Koons? Well, Meet Artist William Witenberg

Malcolm Harris | Posted 01.20.2015 | Arts
Malcolm Harris

William Witenberg has found a way to seamlessly re-enter the art world by marrying technology and art with a little financial know-how to assure he can continue creating his joyous and sublime techno-masterpieces.

Soldiers in Our Midst for Charles Swenson War Is Not Child's Play

Lisa Derrick | Posted 09.19.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Edgy, contemporary, poignant: For his current exhibition, Soldiers in Our Midst, artist Charles Swenson photographed toy soldiers then painted large portraits from the photos, calling to mind both classical portraiture and pop culture references to childhood.

X-Men Movie: We Know the World Is Intact Because of Buckminster Fuller and Crystals

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
L. Steven Sieden

I finally saw X-Men: Days of Future Past. Professor Xavier and his mutant buddies have to figure out a way to save both the humans and the mutants, and the solution is to send Wolverine back into the past to change history.

The Power of "Trimtabs": What Bucky Fuller Taught Me About Human Greatness

Val Jon Farris | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Val Jon Farris

Bucky's revolutionary invention not only solved this crucial military problem it created a new paradigm for human greatness.

Buckminster Fuller, Burning Man and the Synergy of Transformation

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
L. Steven Sieden

So, although Buckminster Fuller never attended a Burning Man event, he was a true Burner, committed to the transformation and success of all sentient beings.

These Homes May Not Be Trendy, But Here's Why You Should Love Them Anyway

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 08.22.2014 | HuffPost Home

Sure, everyone's heard of Cape Cod homes, ranches, A-frame houses, McMansions and the like, but there's one style of home that isn't quite as trendy a...

What Would Bucky Fuller Say About Masterpieces of the Earth Giant Crystals Gallery?

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 09.10.2014 | Science
L. Steven Sieden

Looking through "Bucky eyes" at the crystals and other Earth elements, I could not help but notice that each was a unique entity, yet each also followed a structural pattern. I have no doubt that had Bucky been there with us, he'd have explained the Synergetic Math visible in each piece.

Buckminster Fuller: What Can You Do?

Pablo Freund | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Pablo Freund

The unique American visionary Buckminster Fuller thought of himself as an experiment in pursuit of discovering "what one man can do on behalf of human...

The Regenerative Economy and the Pragmatism of Woo-Woo

Mark Chasan | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Mark Chasan

It is not hard to imagine a world that is "better." But, what does "better" mean? By "better," I mean an abundant, well and enlightened world that enhances life -- a world where love, compassion, generosity, equitability and the creation of beauty are the pursuit of humankind.

Jerry Brown for President: The Way We Were

William Bradley | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

At the least, Brown clearly wants to influence the politics of 2016, which prompts this discussion of his first three presidential campaigns, each of which was telling and intriguing in its own ways.