GOT- “Kissed by Fire”

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Another Sunday another Game of Thrones. Turns out Jon Snow knows something. Great place for a smarmy George Takei, “Oh My!”

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Speculative Art- S. Ross Browne: Self Evident Truths

The Huntress by S Ross Browne“Our personal history is often rooted in the identity of our families and what the writers of history, often the usurpers, choose to depict as historical fact. I try to reveal the distinct possibilities of these often conflicting allegories with imagery depicting the contradictions in historical fact, the omissions in historical academia, and the narrative of the imagination of the hope of ones place in history.”–artist S. Ross Browne

Painting- “The Huntress” 2010, by S. Ross Browne

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GOT- “And Now His Watch Is Ended”

Game-of-Thrones-S3E4-03Another Sunday another Game of Thrones. In which Daeneyrs the Abolitionist becomes “Daeneyrs Unchained.” Cue the James Brown track.

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Wonder Women: A Feminist Perspective on Superheroines

JusticeWonderWoman“AT LAST, in a world torn apart by the hatreds and wars of men, appears a woman to whom the problems and fears of men are mere child’s play….As wise as Athena–with the speed of Mercury and the strength of Hercules–she is known only as WONDER WOMAN….” A recent documentary traces the history, influences and inspirations of the popular super heroine.

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Radical Dirigibles- Black Socialists, Anarchists, Reformers and Airships

black CPUSA“Socialism is the preparation for that higher Anarchism; painfully, laboriously we mean to destroy false ideas of property and self, eliminate unjust laws and poisonous and hateful suggestions and prejudices.”–H.G. Wells

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GOT- Valar Dohaeris- “All Men Must Serve”

valar dohaerisAll men must serve. So begins Sunday’s return to Westeros and the lands beyond the Narrow Sea in HBO’s grimdark fantasy epic, A Game of Thrones. This season is based on George RR Martin’s A Storm of Swords, book 3 in his A Song of Ice and Fire series. Aptly named, the episode spends a great deal of time telling us the fate of would be kings, rulers and queens to come. As usual, spoilers and then some.

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