Occupy This Album: Drum circles score a record deal

99 artists and 99 songs for $9.99. 99 metric tons of subtly-free symbolism crushing anyone willing to support the 99%. On May 15, Music For Occupy, a group claiming to be “in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street,” released Occupy This Album, a 4-disk compilation of previously unreleased tracks featuring several never-before-heard artists. Surprisingly, this supposed […]

Progressive symposium tackles the Wall St.-Washington connection

Last night, the Lannan Center Spring Symposium and Literary Festival hosted its first event, proposing a “Blueprint for Accountability” to address the destructive effects of “The Wall Street-Washington Connection.” The event featured a panel of progressive leaders, dramatic readings, and short documentaries that tackled the economic crisis and the relationship of corporate and political power. […]