Marjane Satrapi's celebrated graphic memoir Persepolis has been adapted into a major motion picture which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. S.W. Conser talks to Ms. Satrapi about animation for adult audiences, Persian art, Iranian politics, and the role of women in bringing about cultural change.
American historian Christopher Phelps talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about parts of Martin Luther King Jr.'s that get overlooked on the day we celebrate him. Phelps's article on this topic is here.
Clayton Morgareidge--today's Well-read Red--discusses and summarizes a theme from Michael Hardt's and Antonio Negri's 2004 book Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire: A necessary element of capitalism--private property--is decomposing in an age when the dominant form of production is immaterial and infinitely reproducible.
Bill Resnick talks with labor activist and writer Sam Gindin about what progressives need to do when the economy goes in the tank. Economic crises don't signal the end of capitalism or the rise of the working class. The answer: Organize! More about Sam Gindin here. Gindin's essay "Anti-Capitalism and the Terrain of Social Justice" won the Daniel Singer prize, and you can read it here.
Marliese and Miriam host a two part food show today. First up is Dr. Jan Chozen Bays, pediatrician, Zen teacher, and author of "The Joy of Mindful Eating" from Shambala Press Learn how mindful eating promotes better health. Next up, Leah Kriewall, a nutritionist with New Season's Market, will talk about beans. Find out how to prepare them so they're good, and why they're so good for you.