ON THE COVER
Jeremy Martin’s comic book review of Army@Love `Straight Shooter, May 9-15` hits our empire’s propaganda nail on its covert head. His insight into the realities of our military personnel (“disadvantaged teens or misguided patriots”) shows up Memorial Day/Veterans Day rhetoric for what it is: We make them victims and call them heroes.
TOM KEENE, SAN ANTONIO
WEB COMMENTSRe: Kino Club: The Digital Deep by Victoria Tijerina, posted May 23, 2007
Added: Wednesday May 23, 2007 at 01:14 PM EST
I just didn’t see anything creative, just layering of digital graphics with no streaming change and static video inserts. Please don’t tell me there’s a message.
Kaye Cruz, San Antonio
Added: Thursday May 24, 2007 at 04:46 PM EST
There is creativity in this piece! The simplist of compositions can be the most compelling. I agree with the video inserts being static but there is movement within those windows. There is also movement going on behind the “static videos”. That being said, if those video inserts moved too, it would be too much. The video inserts also pop up one at a time giving the viewers a reason to stay engaged with the piece. The audio also helps with this. As for a message, does it really need one? The message to me is that the artist is experimenting with a new way to interpret and convey her idea of underwater life in a new and non-traditional media that is aesthetically pleasing. The curator at SAMA obviously liked it :)
Diane G, Texas
Re: “The Muslim Peacemaker,” posted May 22, 2007
What a terrific “birds-eye view” Mr. Robinson has given us. Such clarity of information is rarely seen in the news media these days ... let’s hear more from Chuck.
Marj Hicks, Kearney, MO.
Re: “Pillow talk,” posted May 15, 2007
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