Saturday Art: Phoenix by Sebastian Miles

By: Saturday October 26, 2013 7:00 pm

In late September of 2011, I remember camping with some friends. We were celebrating Burning Man, the massive festival in the Nevada desert, at a Central Texas campground since we couldn’t make it to the big event. On the last day, I remember the skies filling up with smoke. Most of us assumed there was a fire nearby.

In reality, the fire was much further away and much larger than we realized. As we traveled back, we heard the real news — and that the fire had cost a camp mate almost all her worldly possessions. The Bastrop County Wildfires of 2011 were the most destructive wildfires in the history of Texas.

Two years after the fires went out, one artist displayed a memorial to them at Art Outside.

 

Todd Miller, Surveillance Surge on the Border

By: Saturday July 13, 2013 12:50 pm

I mean, come on.  You knew it had to happen, didn’t you?  In a 2010 Department of Homeland Security report, wrested from the bowels of the secrecy/surveillance state (thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request by the Electronic Frontier Foundation), the Customs and Border Protection agency suggests arming their small fleet of surveillance drones.  The purpose: to “immobilize TOIs,” or targets of interest, along the U.S.-Mexican border. 

Late, Late Night FDL: Trying To Be Cool

By: Sunday May 5, 2013 10:00 pm

Phoenix – Trying To Be Cool (Live on SNL)

The French indie rockers, Phoenix, have taken America by storm with their brand new album Bankrupt!

Happy Cinco de Mayo and Children’s Day…!

Meet Nancy Pelosi’s New Archbishop

By: Saturday July 28, 2012 9:00 am

On the Feast day of St. Francis, the Archdiocese of San Francisco will officially receive its new archbishop: Salvatore Cordileone. Between now and then, things will be very interesting for Catholics on both sides of the San Francisco Bay. Cordileone headed the Catholic church’s efforts to oppose marriage equality and pass Prop 8, for which he was elevated to become Bishop of Oakland and head of the USCCB’s anti-marriage equality programs nationally.

And now he’s going to be Nancy Pelosi’s new bishop.

Nancy may want to take communion often before October 4th. Something tells me she may have difficulty with that once Cordileone arrives on her side of the Bay.

Jared Lee Loughner Arraigned in Phoenix, Pleads Not Guilty in Giffords Shooting

By: Monday January 24, 2011 2:01 pm

Jared Lee Loughner was arraigned today at the Federal Courthouse in Phoenix, AZ for one count of attempted assassination in the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, and two counts of attempted murder for shooting two of her staffers, Ron Barber and Pam Simon.

Bishops vs Catholic Healthcare West, and Why We All Should Worry

By: Wednesday December 22, 2010 7:15 pm

Another Roman Catholic bishop — Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix — has revoked the right of a hospital to call itself Catholic over a dispute as to whether a life-saving procedure that results in the end of a pregnancy can ever be acceptable.

Thankfully, the professionals of St. Joseph’s Hospital stood up to the bishop. But this won’t be the last time a hospital is threatened by the hierarchy of the Catholic church, and that should worry everyone, regardless of your beliefs.

Late Late Night FDL: Club Poodle

By: Friday December 4, 2009 10:00 pm

Featuring new videos of Phoenix and Seasick Steve.

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