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With Artivism, Poet Abioseh Joseph Cole Targets Cognitive Dissonance

Before his recorded performance of “O’ Say Can You See,” poet Abioseh Joseph Cole tells us, “Any protest is designed to start a conversation. If you don’t like this piece, let me know, and let’s talk about it.” It’s the purpose of his art — poetry through which he shares the informed truth, with style, about […]

Nellie McKay on Animal Rights and Activism

I’m listening, as I write this, to Frank Zappa’s Broadway the Hard Way, a live recording made during a 1988 concert tour that remains as powerful a musical uppercut as has ever been delivered to the Republican Party’s drooling maw in the run-up to a presidential election. I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about social […]