For many artists, the ability to see what others don't -- or can't see -- is what adds an element of humanity or depth to their work. For most people, 2 + 2 may equal 4. But for an artist, the result may be 4 plus a pink rhinoceros. Or a cupcake with day-glo icing.
By evening's end, it became apparent that what had started out as a wake was evolving more into an awakening. Occupy had made a difference, and is making that difference.
Occupy Wall Street's "Strike Debt" (SD) working group and its "Rolling Jubilee" (RJ) operation is partying like the music will never end. And, if the...
The meaning of 'social good,' a lot like the Occupy movement, varies greatly depending on your perspective.
Producer/videographer Michael Perlman's just-released film, The 99%: Occupy Everywhere, narrated by Lou Reed, is not only an eye-opener, it is a heart-opener.
I came to Zuccotti Park on a crisp October day, 714 days ago. My camera was an eyewitness to history, while I... fell in love.
Well, the tide is flowing in your favor, Bill. Willy Thompson has conceded, and only one lonely Republican stands between you and Gracie Mansion. An...
On the second anniversary of that day in lower Manhattan when people first sat down in outrage and then stayed in dedication and solidarity and hope, remember them, remember how unpredictably the world changes, remember to hope, remember to build.
You can be sure that TBTF (Too Big To Fail) bankers will not be donning party hats when these two birthdays roll around: that of Occupy Wall Street on...
Rami Shamir is the author of Train to Pokipse. A former Zuccotti Park Occupier with Occupy Wall Street, he strives to set an example for a new type of author.
I am certain most have heard - or heard of - this famous anti-war song of the '60s which was written and released first by Buffy Sainte-Marie and then...
Let's put the public search for affection back in its place -- i.e. in public space. There are great people all around you. You just have to reach out to them and connect. You bring yourself out in public. I'll provide the hotspot. And the chutzpah.
"We heard the boom down the street. Still, nobody cared. To live in New York City is to accept the occasional boom. At that moment, nobody had any idea that a terrorist with a truck bomb had blown a crater under the WTC that was the size of the Meadowlands Arena -- or that six people were dead."
Our analysis of a representative survey of Occupy activists and supporters suggest that the political transformation that Occupy engendered among those who gravitated to Zuccotti Park and its counterparts around the country will continue to reverberate for many years to come.
Perhaps the wrong question is being asked. Perhaps, it is less about the Occupy movement's impact on Election 2012 and more about how election 2012's affected the Occupy movement.
Dear Occupy Wall Street: I congratulate you on what you have achieved and I hope you take time to decide how the movement will move forward in a constructive manner. Occupy a new space? Get involved electorally? Actively work to reform policy?