the irresistible fleet of bicycles

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young farmer writers & artists

Here is another place for your work! The West Marin Review is seeking submissions for its next issue.

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Submission Deadline: September 1, 2014
For publication in 2015

West Marin Review, a literary and arts journal published by Point Reyes Books and Neighbors & Friends, is now accepting submissions of literary works, poetry, and visual art for Volume 6.

Submit only unpublished work in all categories (excerpts from blogs are okay).

Prose and poetry may be submitted online or through U.S. Mail. Visual art may only be submitted through U.S. Mail. To submit prose or poetry online, click here. Continue reading

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visualizing networks

The Exchange Archive is a research database for projects about exchange.

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From unconventional dialogue to reciprocity systems, the Exchange Archive supports research about contemporary exchange practices. We aim to support artistic research by making legible the people, ideas, and materials that surround exchange-based work today.

The Exchange Archive highlights connections between works.
You can add your project or just explore!

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swoon: submerged motherlands

Brooklyn-based artist Swoon celebrates everyday people and explores social and environmental issues with her signature paper portraits and figurative installations. She is best known for her large, intricately-cut prints wheat pasted to industrial buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Often inspired by contemporary and historical events, Swoon engages with climate change in the installation as a response to the catastrophic Hurricane Sandy that struck the Atlantic Coast in 2012, and Doggerland, a landmass that once connected Great Britain and Europe and that was destroyed by a tsunami 8,000 years ago.

Swoon: Submerged Motherlands
April 11–August 24, 2014

Brooklyn Museum of Art

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amazing talent

Kate Tempest started out when she was 16, rapping at strangers on night busses and pestering mc’s to let her on the mic at raves. Ten years later she is a published playwright, poet and respected recording artist.

Here’s a snippet from the video above:

Look, if all these people were prophets,
We’d profit.
We were born with the truth but then we
Lost it in logic so go and find it.
Remind yourself of the timeless
because you are the planet that bred you.
And you are the language that led you.
And you are the knowledge that fed you.
So just own it.

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new york: buzz with rev. billy’s honeybeelujah campaign



Springtime Greetings to the Citizens of Earthalujahville!

This spring we run our parallel performances – our nonviolent dramatic activism and our run at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater on May and June Sunday afternoons in New York.  The outside and inside stages feed off each other, with information, arrests and whoops of “Earthalujah!”

Buzz with our HoneyBeeLujah campaign. We will conduct media-genic “bee-swarmings” in and around the property of Monsanto, Bayer, Cargill, and Archer Daniels Midland.  We will perform inside big big box stores where bee-killing chemicals are sold to domestic gardeners from the shelf.  The Bee-stinger-singers will follow the EXECUTIVES OF THE ABOMINABLE MONOCULTURE – into their lobbies, the parking lots and restaurants.  The workers in these hedge funds and chemical companies must be gently exposed to the truth about their pesticide poisons.

If you are in New York, please join us at one of our eight shows starting Sunday May 4th.



Rev. Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir




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house of fairy tales cartography!


Cartography Portfolio



We enlisted the imaginations of artists to realize the aesthetic, visualize the psycho-geography and describe the terrain, landscape, characters and stories of The House of Fairy Tales. This portfolio is a collection of works that aim to describe the lay of the land. Much like the worlds encompassed in the great works of fantasy literature or the modern digital gaming artforms, The House of Fairy Tales encompasses whole continents, foreign lands and wildernesses as well as the familiar and comforting homes of its incumbent characters. The sale of this portfolio will contribute towards the charities activities with children and families.The Cartography Portfolio consists of twelve prints in a range of sizes from A2 to A1, with 10 lithography prints (including a specially created work by Sir Peter Blake) and two silkscreens.

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the baffler

worthwhile winter reading!  Subscribe here.  baflr23_000covr_front_300

The Baffler, est. 1988, is a printed and digital magazine of art and criticism appearing three times annually—spring, summer, and fall. We’re headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts; edited by John Summers,Thomas Frank, and Chris Lehmann; designed by Patrick Flynn; distributed byMIT Press; and delivered to subscribers and bookstores in all fifty U.S. states.

The Baffler is now printing on its most regular and prolific schedule since it first stirred to life. Each new issue features our signature salvos in cheerfully independent cultural criticism, plus poems, stories, and illustrations agile and vivid enough to call adverse attention to the illusions propping up the leadership class. Last summer we even copublished a book, James Agee’s Cotton Tenants, a once-forgotten manuscript about long-forgotten farmers living through the country’s last Great Depression. Continue reading

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a super wonderful horse-drawn theatre company

Rural Academy Theatre



In horse pulled wagons stocked with a bicycle powered silent cinema, an Appalachian-balkan-brass-klezmer-dixieland-string ensemble, kinetic sculpture and their signature low-tech theater appliances, the newly formedRural Academy Theater have staged their innovative performances in the town greens, theaters, college campuses, and pastures of Western North Carolina. “By not relying on gasoline powered propulsion or being dependent upon electricity and the typical expensive gadgetry associated with professional theater, we will be traveling and performing at a much more human pace, one that will allow for a more thorough integration into the communities and lives we visit,” said Gabriel Harrell, the theater’s co-founder. Continue reading

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land art in north dakota

Where land prices rose 26% in 2012, mostly because of fracking speculation.


Satellite Fields

SATELLITE FIELDS is a series of large-scale tree formations planted in North Dakota. Covering 4 acres of land, each piece will be large enough to appear in satellite surveillance of the area, so that the formations can be visited two ways: in-person and via internet programs such as Google Earth.

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crimes of the heart

“Crimes of the Heart” By Beth Henley
Join us this August at the Clark Commons for a late Summer evening of food and theatre amongst our gardens and towering mama maple trees.  Grab a bowl of soup from the cauldron, talk  with friends, fill your jar, and find your seat; the show is about to  start.  Barefoot or tux, everyone eats.
August 23,24,29,30,31 @7pm
August 25 @2pm
Clark Commons
1530 Royalton Turnpike
Barnard, VT
Farm Fresh Dinner Theatre $25

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