As resistance has grown to America's widening gulf between the "1 percent" and the rest of the population, something new has exploded in America's communities; "community wealth building" is an explicit strategy to democratize the ownership of wealth from the ground up.
What Sony should have done was fully embrace the show's odd storylines and, more importantly, its obsessed, intelligent and totally tech-driven viewership, and strike a deal with Netflix -- like Arrested Development -- to produce and distribute the show online.
This Saturday May 19th is the Echo Park PDA (public display of art) Art Walk. Over 70 venues participate in this wonderfully eclectic and unique community, saturated with a diverse group of people, boutiques, galleries, coffee shops and cafes.
Though we have neither been through World War II nor had to suffer through the Great Depression, many of the values Mr. Brokaw emphasized are true of Vanderbilt's culture. I echo his challenge for this generation to become the next greatest generation.
I thank God every morning for these women who dare to bare their puckered thighs and their kangaroo midriffs and their bright, carefree smiles, shouting with their very presence that there are more important things in life than looking young. We need desperately to hear this.
Art, design, business, and culture have merged. Experiences and products are all about what someone feels. People act or react, attend or purchase, like or follow because they are drawn toward something.
The convivial ethics of the picnic table, park bench, bus stop kiosk, and similar exemplars don't exist very much inside the spaces of consumption and conveyance that increasingly dominate our daily lives.