Acclaimed Filmmaker Haskell Wexler, September 12, 2014
Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaugherhouse Five considers time travel, Tralfamadorians, and the 1945 firebombing of Dresden, Germany, which slaughtered tens of thousands of civilians. Vonnegut was there as a POW. He saw the aftermath of the bombing, an episode that might be said to have altered his comic perspective. Here he reads an excerpt from the book.
Useful weapons can be complicated to operate. That’s why it’s so helpful that fine illustrators from around the world show us how to use our machines properly.
“The notion that acts of cruelty are inhumane is absurd and has no scientific basis. Indeed, the disposition to inflict suffering may be one of the more defining characteristics of human kind.”
Animal Behaviorist D.B. Lattimore from her essay, "Primate Behavior and Self-Deception"
Turns out that the ghost of an Iraqi child follows former US president George Bush everywhere. The affable Bush — now a wonderful artist — has captured the image of the child in many of his wonderful paintings. Go here for TV News report.
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The impressive Bureau of Investigative Journalism has already determined more than 2,500 people have been killed by drone strikes in Pakistan. But it didn’t know many of their names. Now that’s going to change.
From our gallery of ongoing YouTube INFILTRATIONS. Kanye desperately tries to say something meaningful. We figured we would help him. After corporate complaint, YouTube removed this work from its hollowed grounds.