Why It’s Important to Remember The Holocaust in 2021

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Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day.
I can never do this solemn day justice. Especially this year. Read more

The Life of The Legendary Olivia de Havilland

Olivie de havilland life in pictures

The legendary actress Olivia de Havilland passed away at the grand age of 104 on Saturday, July 25th 2020. Born July 1, 1916 the two time Oscar Winner, Golden Globe Winner and respected actress for over 10 decades, died of natural causes during her sleep at her home in Paris. Read more

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? Read by Douglass Descendants.

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? Read by Douglass Descendants

To say that this year has been a year of drama, fear, learning, change and enlightenment is an understatement. And we continue with opening your eyes by sharing this short film with you today on the ironically named Independence Day. Read more

Look and Learn. The 1921 Tulsa Massacre Story and Photos.

The 1921 Tulsa Massacre Story and Photos

I’m aware that, as a Creative Arts and Design blog, we’ve been more focused than usual on recent and current world events. But the Coronavirus pandemic, the Black Lives Matter Movement and the Politics inextricably linked to both have become such a part of all of our lives, ignoring them would be a disservice to myself as well as my readers. Read more

Philipp Plein Launches Blingy Homage To Kobe Bryant

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Despite some serious misjudgment regarding his runway show, Designer Philip Plein debuted his latest collection at Milan Week which ended with a blingy fashion homage to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi, both of whom lost their lives along with seven others in a tragic helicopter accident on January 26th. Profits from the capsule collection will be donated to Mamba & Mambacita, Bryant’s charity. Read more

Dear Basketball. Kobe’s Poem and Oscar-Winning Short.

Kobe Bryant Dear Basketball
image courtesy of The Players Tribune

The world is stunned and saddened by the news of the death of legendary NBA player Kobe Bryant and his 13 year old daughter Gianna Maria – along with 7 others (Bryant’s private pilot Ara Zobayan; John Altobelli, his wife Keri and daughter Alyssa; Christina Mauser; Mother and daughter Sarah and Payton Chester) – in a helicopter crash on Sunday, January 26th. Read more

I Can Come Back As A Tree from Old Coffee Grounds? PERFECT.

ROOTS Ecological Tree Urn

I have yet to decide what I want done with my body upon death. In-ground burial? Mausoleum? Cremation and spread my ashes over a Jewish Deli? There is the option to turn my ashes into a vinyl record or a piece of glass art. Even an oil painting or a diamond pendant. But when it comes to posthumous possibilities, I believe that ROOTS, an ecological, biodegradeable urn made of coffee grounds that becomes a tree, has my name on it. Read more

Remembering Artist John Baldessari

remembering artist John Baldessari

The world lost artist John Baldessari last week at his home in Venice, Los Angeles. Passing away at the age of 88, he left us with some of the most inventive, ironic and unusual art in multiple mediums, forever cementing his place in Art History as The Godfather of Conceptual Art. Read more