Altho apparently on the backburner of the media's priorities, the horrible situation in Darfur continues to fester. Visit www.savedarfur.org to learn how you can help. This is a great site, providing background on the situation, a sample letter to send to your elected officials, and other calls to action (including a wristband campaign, much like "Livestrong".) Darfur needs your help! This is a crisis far beyond the scope of the Tsunami disaster, yet continues to receive much more infrequent aid and attention.
Saturday, February 19, 2005
Sunday, February 13, 2005
In case you haven't heard, those amazing Live Aid concerts in 1985 are now available on DVD, and the set is absolutely a collectors item. Both the Philadelphia and London concerts are included, altho not in their entirety; there are four discs full of footage, though, including a beautiful set by Sade and a heartbreaking set by U2, plus dozens of other performances by artists still around (Madonna, Paul McCartney) and those who stayed in the mid-80s (Ultravox, Howard Jones). Plus, the proceeds STILL benefit famine relief in Africa (sadly, still a tragedy). Cheers once again to Bob Geldof. www.liveaiddvd.net
Sunday, February 06, 2005
Alas, we will not be in New York in time to see the "Gates" installation in Central Park, by Christo and Jeanne Claude. (No, this is not a Microsoft/Bill Gates plug!). Read more about this incredible work of public art at www.christojeanneclaude.net. Aside from being terrifically beautiful, this enormous work of art is a direct reflection of the original desire of Central Park's designers to have gates leading into the park. Kudos to Mayor Bloomberg for making this installation (something that his predecessors - dating back over 20 years - declined to do). Take that, Guiliani!