Democracy in Action

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Thirteen-year-old Page Traeger is a student in San Jose who likes William Steig, going to the beach, and Led Zeppelin. She also confesses an addiction to photography; she takes her camera everywhere and says, "It it like my child." This picture marks her reaction to November 4th. And yes, ...

Coffee Woke Her to Political Freedom

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

[19melissa68 / Flickr] Heather Whittaker goes all out: waterskiing, jumping out of airplanes, and generally being "different." She and her pastor husband Carlos live in Atlanta. Heather is proof that Starbucks's offer of free coffee for voters actually worked. It made her, sheepishly, decide to cast a ballot. (Thanks, Sue Salinger.) What ...

American Democracy, Picasso-Style

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

I've been saving this one for today: Lady Liberty, à la Picasso, wanting to ask a question -- while a Democratic and a Republican bird tussle over the POTUS seal. American democracy in action! The artist is TMNK ("the me nobody knows") from New York City, who believes that "each ...

Lady Liberty Wakes Up

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Anapaprika has made a quirky animated short starring Lady Liberty, who is waking up to her clock radio playing excerpts from the Republican convention. (Thanks, Sue Salinger.) How do you read this one? Is it simply a "day in the life" of Lady Liberty aka average American? A commentary on wall-to-wall ...