A (non-definitive! and chronologically/geographically messy) introduction to some core indie-punk records and artists. Especially focused on those artists committed to punk as a way of resisting mainstream values and politics. Say yes to no.
Radical thinkers and revolutionaries continue to attend to Marx's epic diagnosis of capitalism as all-encompassing economic-social-political system. Here's a brief introduction to some of the more useful attempts out there.
The New York School of Poetry was an historical and geographical conglomeration of poets (and painters) centered around the now-legendary poet Frank O'Hara. Like most lit historical groupings, the tag is more convenient than aesthetically descriptive. However, many of the poets involved shared interests, processes and even love lives.
Multnomah County Library will be at all three of the City of Portland's Fix-It Fairs between November 2014 and February 2015, and as this list shows, the library can help you fix-it with books and other resources ! More information on the Fix-it Fairs can be found here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/41892
When I think about Black History, I like to reflect on the contributions that black people have made to the world of music. Jazz, blues, folk, classical, soul, rhythm and blues, rock, and my personal...