Europe’s first underwater museum might just help save the coral reefs


Jason DeCaires-Taylor … amazing!

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The Museo Atlántico by British-Guyanese sculptor and environmentalist Jason DeCaires Taylor, is reviewed here by Avantika Shankar for Architectural Digest (India).

While most museums take great pains to preserve their works of art, there are some artists who create art specifically so that it may be irreparably altered by its environment. Underwater museums, for example, comprise of sculptures that over time are entirely taken over by the aquatic ecosystem. And that’s entirely the point.

Europe’s first underwater museum, the Museo Atlántico, opened in the waters off the Spanish island of Lanzarote last month. It features sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor, whose works have been known to fill other underwater museums around the world—Cancun, the Bahamas and Antilles. His sculptures are usually of human figures, at times engaged in seemingly mundane activities like taking a selfie or riding a see-saw. Other sculptures are darker—figures in dramatic poses, their emotions simultaneously…

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10 things you need to know today: March 19, 2017


Headlines for today … here they are!

The Fifth Column

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THE WEEK

1. Rock legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry died Saturday at his home in Missouri after lifesaving measures were unsuccessful, local police reported. He was 90 years old. Dubbed “the Shakespeare of rock ‘n’ roll” by Bob Dylan and the “alpha and omega of rock and roll” by former Rolling Stone editor Joe Levy, Berry ranks as perhaps the genre’s most influential trailblazer, a skilled songwriter and guitarist remembered for hits like “Johnny B. Goode,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” and “Sweet Little Sixteen.” A black performer who came to fame during the Jim Crow era, Berry’s groundbreaking music was popular across racial lines. “He lit up our teenage years, and blew life into our dreams of being musicians and performers,” said the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger in response to Berry’s death. “His lyrics shone above others and threw a…

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Healing Ourselves, Is Healing Our World | Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary


Loving Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary … ❤

JoAnn Chateau

Just when I’m convinced the world is beyond repair, I visit Sue Dreamwalker’s site, Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary, regain clarity and get back on the right track. This is what Sue shared yesterday: Things are better than they seem. And she posted a video that shows us how to slowly dissolve the worldly power structure…


“While browsing posts Leigh [a blogger friend] had recently posted, I came across a video upon her post entitled Hold the Loving Space. The video, as the lady clearly says may sound Woo Woo, but she echos my own thoughts and I know those of us who think along these same Woo Woo waves, will readily agree, that what she says is possible. That we turn around the negativity, and things are not as bad as they may seem.” ~ Sue Dreamwalker

The Pyramid and the Pool: Why Things Are Better Than They Seem| Martha Beck

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Stand With Standing Rock #NODAPL Water Warriors Video | The Lor Brothers

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Great job, Chester … #NoDAPL … ✊🏽

JoAnn Chateau

Yesterday, Chester made his debut as canine chronicler of the news. He wanted to do a story on the Standing Rock Water Protectors, and did he ever dig into research. Along the way, he sniffed out this astonishing Water Warriors Dance video…


“We decided to make this video to show our support for everyone at Standing Rock and all those who are fighting for the cause. Know that your voices and actions are reaching all around the world. We hope this video will not only bring about awareness but unite us to stand together for what’s right to protect our Mother Earth (Gaia) in making our world a better place. Injustice anywhere threatens justice everywhere.”

~ The Lor Brothers


Chester is shy about his first article, Where Does Standing Rock Stand? If you have a couple of minutes, maybe you could look at his post and say a…

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Puerto Rico into World Baseball Classic Semifinal


I’m keeping my fingers crossed too!! 🇵🇷

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Well, the World Baseball Classic Semifinal–an event won last time around by the Dominican Republic–has been going on in San Francisco and I, a die-hard baseball fan, have been following it closely. The international tournament is held every four years and it is the only such event to feature professional players.

Given the dominance of Caribbean players in international baseball, teams from the region have done exceptionally well the four times the tournament has been held. In 2006, when Japan was the winner, the Cuban team was the runner up and the Dominican team came in fourth place. In 2009, with Japan again the champion, Venezuela held on to third place. In 2013, the team from the Dominican Republic won it all against Puerto Rico, with the Netherlands (featuring many professional players from the Dutch Antilles) in fourth place.

This year, the Caribbean teams have played very competitively, but only…

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Shame on You Donald Trump!


He makes everything in American governance look stupid …
idiotic clown! 🤡 … shame!

Art by Rob Goldstein

from Occupy Democrats

We expect the person who becomes President to know
how to host a state visit.

Angela Merkal arrives in the role of Prime Minister of
Germany

We expect Donald Trump to greet her in his role as
President of the United States.

This is not making America Great.

I makes America look stupid.

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‘I will fight for my island’ — Puerto Rican artists on territory’s future


Amazing!! Please, learn about my country!! 🇵🇷

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A report by Ivette Feliciano for Art Beat.

As Puerto Rico faces a $70 billion debt crisis, a poverty rate three times that of the U.S., borderline-insolvent public health care and retirement systems and a subsequent mass exodus, a longstanding debate has reignited over the merits of U.S. citizenship.

In New York City, artists are grappling with these issues at “CitiCien,” an exhibit at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Jones Act, a 1917 law that granted citizenship to people born in Puerto Rico. (The exhibit’s name combines the words “citizen” and “cien,” the Spanish word for 100.)“Many of us have had to fight for our identity wherever we go, but wherever we go, we carry hope with us. It walks with us.” — Artist Jean Oyola

Puerto Rico’s status as a commonwealth of the U.S. means…

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