Celebrate Women’s History Month with some sci-fi girl power. Visit the infographic and click on authors, including: Octavia E. Butler, Kate Elliott, Patricia C. Wrede and more for some girl power recommended reads: http://www.openroadmedia.com/wsf
THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY! Especially since even as we speak, I’m lost in Kate Elliott’s amazing Crown of Stars series — epic fantasy wherein I am not constantly shaking my tiny fist in impotent rage at the depiction of female characters? BRING IT ON.
(Of course, like any good nerd, I’m cranky that they left out some of my favorite authors — Kage Baker and Connie Willis, where art thou? But still. But still.)
Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve.
Music is a universal language. The way we conceptualize music as individuals can show a great deal of our character. The mood from the type of music sets off feeling whether dealing with low-self esteem or uplifting their target audience. The choice of music lies in the power of our own ears. The variety of genres allow for free will, (yes we consider music a godly entity) and predestination. Music can be broken down into parts to create a song. Lyrics tend to persuade the listener to continue to listen to a particular genre. Words construct buildings of imagination and lay a foundation of thought. When rhythm, melody and words are infused, it’s a form of hypnotism and influence. Although we have the choice of which music to listen, we cannot hide from the words entailed. Thus our choice of music has some control over our everyday lives. The lyrics may give a day to day account of the listener.
You have people like Michael Jordan who invest millions of dollars in the prison system. Any shrewed businessman would if you have no empathy for people locked up and you just want to make some money.
CNN’s new docu-series, Chicagoland, premieres tomorrow. Last week, they interviewed me for an article in anticipation of the show (I was also filmed for the show last summer, but I don’t know if I made the cut.). I didn’t realize the article would basically be everything I said in the conversation. Dibs, gym shoes, jibaritos, steppin, house music … it’s all there. You can read the full story above.