I’m a researcher at the Imaging Research Center at UMBC. We explore new forms of storytelling and image-making made possible with emerging technologies.
BALTIMORE, Md. — At the corner of Laurens St. and Fulton Ave., a man watches Matthew Loftus walk by with his 21-month-old daughter, Naomi, strapped to his back. “She got big!” the man says. Loftus, 27, says something friendly back, but he’s not sure who the man is.
My black friends call it Murderland. My white friends call it Charm City, a town of trendy cafés. I just call it home So I’m posted up, sharing a sandwich and a cigarette with a friend in one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods in America, and my phone buzzes.
Tampons were packed with their strings connecting them, like a strip of sausages, so they wouldn’t float away. Engineers asked Ride, “Is 100 the right number?” She would be in space for a week. “That would not be the right number,” she told them. At every turn, her difference was made clear to her. When it was announced Ride had been named to a space flight mission, her shuttle commander, Bob Crippen, who became a lifelong friend and colleague, introduced her as “undoubtedly the prettiest member of the crew.” At another press event, a reporter asked Ride how she would react to a problem on the shuttle: “Do you weep?”
Men don’t appreciate the amount of self-control women have to exercise in order not to spend their entire lives facepalming.
I recently went to a screening of the documentary “A Place of Truth” (https://m.facebook.com/aplaceoftruththemovie). It’s centered around this young street poet, Abigail Mott. She writes spontaneous poetry, all around the USA, much like the black and white image above.
"Name a price,
Pick a topic,
Get a poem”
I told her about situation — my biomom disapproving of my partner based on his race — and she wrote me this piercing and beautiful poem on the spot.
Poem is pictured.
My idea was to use these little black postcards to get the conversation started. But I quickly realized once I hit the road on my book tour that I didn’t really need that kind of incentive. All over the country people who came to hear about my story wound up sharing their own.
The “vast majority” of college women lie about being raped. Men are violent because of their mothers. Feminists are plotting to dominate men.
One thing was ringingly clear among attendees at the first-annual International Conference on Men’s Issues in St. Clair Shores this weekend: Women are becoming an increasing threat and something must be done to stop them….
The husband of a Sudanese Christian woman facing threats after her apostasy death sentence was overturned has expressed relief that the family has been given refuge at the US embassy in Khartoum.
ABUJA, Nigeria – The National Hospital spokesman says a victim wounded in the bomb blast at a mall in Nigeria’s capital died overnight, raising the death toll to at least 22. The government says soldiers shot and killed one suspect as he tried to escape, and police detained a second suspect.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities re-arrested a woman on Tuesday hours after she was freed from a death sentence for converting to Christianity from Islam.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday trimmed the Obama administration’s power to curb greenhouse gases under a long-running air pollution program in a decision that means major facilities, including power plants and refineries, will go on being regulated as they have been.