December 4, 2020

The Week in Arts and Letters: Authentic Art, Robert Hughes, Picnics, and Occupy!

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Micah Mattix on 8.13.12 @ 11:31AM Is art better than gold? Or is it fool’s gold?   We’re all lying Cretans. Robert Hughes, on the other hand, was brutally honest about himself and others: “The unexamined life, said Socrates, is not worth living. The memoirs of Julian Schnabel, such as […]

#Occupy Miami Has a New Home

Via Miami New Times: On Tuesday, January 31, hundreds of cops forcibly shut down Occupy Miami’s tent city at Government Center, ending nearly four months of protests. But instead of heading home, dozens of protesters mysteriously migrated to a half-empty apartment building in Overtown. Apparently with the permission of the building’s owner — an enigmatic […]

#Occupy Miami Has a New Home

Via Miami New Times: On Tuesday, January 31, hundreds of cops forcibly shut down Occupy Miami’s tent city at Government Center, ending nearly four months of protests. But instead of heading home, dozens of protesters mysteriously migrated to a half-empty apartment building in Overtown. Apparently with the permission of the building’s owner — an enigmatic […]

Is Occupy Boston Next?

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 11.30.11 @ 12:16PM Yesterday, the liberal Democrat mayors of Los Angeles and Philadelphia ordered their police departments to clear Occupy encampments in their respective cities. Could Boston be the next major city with a liberal Democrat administration which rids itself of the Occupiers? Boston […]

Female Reporter Says She Was Harassed by ‘Occupy DC’ Protesters

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Robert Stacy McCain on 11.5.11 @ 11:24AM Members of the “Occupy DC” movement harassed a young female reporter during a protest Friday in Washington, D.C., shouting obscenities and preventing her from conducting interviews. Michelle Fields, a video reporter for the Daily Caller, said she was stalked for […]

Why Woodstock & Occupy WS are Different

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 10.26.11 @ 5:53PM I read Lisa Fabrizio’s article which likens Occupy Wall Street to Woodstock. While I’m sure those at Occupy WS see this as their Woodstock there are significant differences. The Woodstock Music & Art Festival: An Aquarian Exposition was intended as a profit […]

Occupy Wall Street Goes After Team Obama

Via Marathon Pundit: Target: Penny Pritzker. What did the president think? That he could start this class war and not have it turn on his billionaires? — Greg Pollowitz The Feed

Bill Daley: ‘I Don’t Know if [Occupy Wall Street] is Helpful’

Via Slate: . . .After the speech, I asked Daley about Occupy Wall Street. Why not? I asked if it was helpful to the White House, in its current jobs bill campaign, to have economic angst protests in dozens of cities. “I don’t know if it’s helpful,” he said. “I wouldn’t characterize it that way. […]

Occupy Wall Street Releases Their Demands (Laughter Alert)

Via Occupy Wall Street: Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending “Freetrade” by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American […]

Occupy Wall Street

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Joseph Lawler on 10.3.11 @ 5:09PM Just a quick note on the Occupy Wall Street movement that is (or isn’t) gaining steam.  A number of outlets (including new media created by the Occupy Wall Street folks themselves) have reported that many members of the movement hope that […]