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Tom Toles wedding cartoon

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This post comes to you from Ashden Directory Kellie Gutman writes: Pulitzer-Prize-winning Washington Post cartoonist Tom Toles‘ latest cartoon on climate change. Toles has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning, winning in 1990.  He replaced the legendary cartoonist Herblock at the Washington Postin 2002. Toles’ cartoons are syndicated in over 200 newspapers.  He is known for tackling complicated subjects such as environmental issues.  He often includes a small doodle, a caricature of himself, in the corner.

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Marc Bamuthi Joseph/The Living Word Project | REDCAT

Marc Bamuthi Joseph is the Artistic Director of the Living Word Project. We at the CSPA are fans and are going to check out his show on Friday night at REDCAT.  For those not in the know, the living word project takes the idea that sustainability is about supporting life and that supporting life is the most important thing in the world. Joseph’s Hip-Hop styled green movement is one of the most exciting things we’ve seen to date. The is a link for tickets at the end of this entry. 

Directed by Michael John Garcés

“Thunderous, expansive… Rarely do word and movement mesh so seamlessly and elegantly… [Bamuthi’s] stories put sound and gesture on a single continuum of expression.” The Washington Post

Deftly combining his trademark rapid-fire wordplay and poetic reveries with phenomenal physical movement, Marc Joseph Bamuthi leaves it all on stage in the break/s, his multimedia journey across Planet Hip-Hop. The former National Poetry Slam champion takes inspiration from Jeff Chang’s seminal account in Can’t Stop Won’t Stop and looks to his own personal narrative to play out a living history of the hip-hop generation. At turns self-deprecatingly funny and unsparingly frank, his dynamic, deeply felt stories track the rise of hip-hop from its homegrown local roots to a global cultural force–and the personal costs, chafing identity crises, and exacting racial and cultural expectations that came with this transformation. Directed by Michael John Garcés, the break/s: a mixtape for stage is performed by the magnetic Bamuthi in a percussive call-and-response format with turntablist DJ Excess and multi-instrumentalist Ajayi Jackson, accompanied by video by Eli Jacobs Fantauzzi.

via Marc Bamuthi Joseph/The Living Word Project | REDCAT.