She refers t herself as a "speaker -songwriter." Where to begin with the genre defying Minton Sparks: poet, storyteller, singer, comedienne, educator, writer, activist, essayist, philosopher, painter, performance artist?
I started this series to shine a light on some stellar records from the '90s that may have been overlooked. Now that a few decades have passed, we can get some perspective and see how they've held up over the years.
The concept that mental illness is a disease which twists reality and affects the way one thinks, perceives and remembers is one that is not often discussed. Blame towards the victim and a lack of understanding is what keeps so many alone with their secrets.
Libraries across the nation, large and small, north and south, east and west, are getting hit as low-hanging fruit in budget battles everywhere. Fortunately we have very loud supporters like Henry Rollins and EveryLibrary.
Oliver Stone, Cenk Uygur, Tom Morello, Henry Rollins, and Shepard Fairey -- all progressive heroes and leading forces in their field -- have lent their voices in praising our upcoming investigative documentary Unmanned: America's Drone Wars.
Last night punk rock's biggest overachiever Henry Rollins hosted a benefit for Drop In The Bucket, and a bunch of his friends dropped in to say hello. By 'say hello,' I mean take the stage and shred, and by 'friends' I mean music legends.
Captain Kirk! Sure, he's all sorts of things, too (producer, director, vocalist, novelist, horseman, father -- oh, and mega-icon); but tonight, it's all about the Kirk. Or, more broadly: it's all about Shatner's brand-new documentary, The Captains.