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Conservative NY Times Columnist Remembers His Freewheeling, Sexually Confident, Multiply Married Modernist Painter Grandmother (Who Had Diego Rivera For A Lover)

Bret Stephens pays tribute to Annette Nancarrow (the composer Conlon was the third of her four husbands), a genteel, well-to-do Manhattan Jewish girl who ran off to Mexico City, became besties with Anaïs Nin, painted a mural alongside José Clemente Orozco, watched Diego and Frida fight, and judged Leon Trotsky’s clothes. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Mexico City, Manhattan, Diego Rivera, Diego, Anais Nin, Bret Stephens, Leon Trotsky, Conlon, Frida, Jose Clemente Orozco, 03.21.20, Conservative NY Times, Annette Nancarrow

The Cinematic Wet Dream! Hollywood Promotes “Fun Violence” with Guns ~ VIDEO

Opinion Editors Note: the video is included to highlight the hypocrisy, insensitivity, and detachment from reality of the producers as they try and spin the movie as a “satirical thriller”. Ft Collins, CO –-( “The dictatorship of the Communist Party is maintained by recourse to every form of violence.” ~ Leon Trotsky, 1921. After narrowly surviving several assassination attempts, Trotsky was finally murdered, while in exile in Mexico City, by agents of Stalin’s dreaded NKVD, on ...
Tags: Hollywood, Guns, Reagan, Mexico City, Stalin, Communist Party, Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Leon Trotsky, Planet Earth, John Farnam, Gun Rights News, Ammoland TV, Shooting Media News, Defense Training International

48 Hours in Mexico City: The Perfect Two Day Itinerary for Mexico City

Whether you’re planning a trip to Mexico City or just on a short stopover on your way to visit other places within the country, you should make the most out of your time by visiting some of the most popular attractions in the city. Below, you’ll find my recommended two day itinerary for Mexico City. Day 1 Itinerary: Your first day in Mexico City will include six different sights and attractions located within the Zocalo and the Reforma / Chapultepec area. The city center of Mexico...
Tags: Travel, Pinterest, Mexico, Russia, Unesco, Mexico City, Mesoamerica, Unesco World Heritage Site, Destinations, Alexander Calder, Eugene, National Museum of Anthropology, Lazaro Cardenas, Aztecs, Virgin Mary, Trotsky

The state of human freedom in 2019

The state of human freedom in 2019 Did liberty increase or decrease in each nation, and globally, in 2019? How has the last decade impacted freedom around the world? The Cato Institue measures the freedom of each nation in the world and publishes the results. “The Human Freedom Index 2019,” written by Ian Vásquez and Tanja Porčnik, ranked 162 countries  - and the results are mixed. “The jurisdictions that took the top 10 places, in order, were New Zeala...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Greece, France, Germany, Russia, Israel, Religion, Global, Spain, Taiwan, Austria, Hungary, United States

Of Course Bernie Sanders Has a Jeremy Corbyn Problem

‘Trotsky makes the revolutions, and the Bronsteins pay the bills.”This was the purported rejoinder of Moscow’s chief rabbi, Jacob Maze, after Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky — the former Lev Bronstein — rebuffed his request for assistance, explaining that he was not a Jew but rather an international man of socialism.I was reminded of this tragic quip when watching a mob of liberal Blue Checkmarks have a collective meltdown over Noah Rothman’s Commentary piece “Bernie Sanders Has a Big Jeremy ...
Tags: News, Israel, Jerusalem, America, Barack Obama, New Hampshire, Moscow, Karl Marx, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Jeremy Corbyn, Trump, Sanders, Omar, Corbyn, Bernie

The utopian 1920s scheme for five global superstates

Unity is strength: This 1920s map divides the world among just five superstates.The map was produced by count Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, who devoted his life to European unity.This utopian map may have inspired George Orwell's dystopian world in 1984. Geopolitical dreams If the geopolitical dreams of a 20th-century Austro-Japanese aristocrat had come true, this is what the map of the world would have looked like: dominated by no more than five super-states. Now mostly obscure, count Rich...
Tags: Europe, Maps, Politics, Greece, Congress, China, Russia, Nigeria, Africa, Americas, Eu, European Union, Ukraine, Austria, Canada, George Orwell

Now kids, help us to kill Bin Laden! The dark side of Washington's spy museum

The bugged shoes and poison brollies are fun and fascinating. But why are the sections about state-sponsored torture and assassination so uncritical?Sitting in a glass case, standing out against a backdrop of deep red, there’s an ice axe that still bears a rust mark, the consequence of a bloody fingerprint left on it decades ago. One day in 1940, this axe was hidden inside Ramón Mercader’s suit jacket, suspended by a string, as he walked into the office of Leon Trotsky, the Russian revolutionary...
Tags: Washington, Mexico, Cold War, US news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Museums, Washington Dc, Moscow, Exhibitions, Espionage, Cia, Bin Laden, Trotsky, Leon Trotsky

A Brief Animated Introduction to the Life and Work of Frida Kahlo

Reducing an artist’s work to their biography produces crude understanding. But in very many cases, life and work cannot be teased apart. This applies not only to Sylvia Plath and her contemporary confessional poets but also to James Joyce and Marcel Proust and writers they admired, like Dante and Cervantes. Such an artist too is Frida Kahlo, a practitioner of narrative self-portraits in a modernizing idiom that at the same time draws extensively on tradition. The literary nature of her a...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Mexico, Gillespie, James Joyce, Dante, Sylvia Plath, Marcel Proust, Diego Rivera, Garcia, Facebook Twitter, Maria Garcia, Frida Kahlo, Leon Trotsky, WBUR

The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction

National self-determination was supposed to be the answer to the so-called “ethnic problem” of the 19th century. The prewar, multi-ethnic Russian, German, and Austro-Hungarian empires, all on the wrong side of history, had disappeared at the end of the First World War never to return. In their place would come relatively homogenous nation-states that would, in theory, reduce the ethnic tension that had undermined the stability of Central Europe and the Balkans. Once each nation possessed its own...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, Germany, Ukraine, History, Hungary, Military, United States, United Kingdom, Paris, World War One, Poland, Kaiser, Romania, Nazi

Intersectionality and today’s Twitter Trotskyites

Like many college students, I learned the famous Trotsky quote shortly after arriving on campus. “You may not be interested in war,” it goes, “but war is interested in you.” In semantics, such constructs are called antimetaboles. It’s a rhetorical device known to any kid who played football or ran track — or mowed a lawn on a hot summer day. (“When the going gets tough, the tough get going!”) By the time I graduated, however, I was in the journalism school, where we were taught to check things o...
Tags: Twitter, Vladimir Putin, Congress, California, Opinion, Iraq, Russia, Sport, Soccer, United States, Marine Corps, Moscow, Silicon Valley, Karl Marx, Jack Dorsey, Intersectionality

US market fragility a matter of concern for Saudi Arabia | Arab News

US market fragility a matter of concern for Saudi Arabia | Arab News:With all that is going on in Saudi Arabia, it was understandable that those at last week’s Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh did not pay too much attention to global markets.They came to hear how the Kingdom’s economic policymakers would react to the repercussions of the death of Jamal Khashoggi, and were not minded to pay too much attention to the broader geo-financial background. But, to paraphrase a quote from Leon Trot...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom, US, Riyadh, Aramco IPO, Leon Trotsky, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mohammed Al Tuwaijri, Jamal Khashoggi

"Megyn Kelly is in big trouble with NBC after defending blackface on her Today hour..."

"'They’re contacting the staff and reassigning everyone today. Everyone’s being told that they still have a home here, but it won’t be on Megyn’s show,' one source said. 'They haven’t made an official announcement about the show, but everyone knows what it means when they’re being moved somewhere else. The show is clearly over.'"New York Magazine. Here's the clip of Kelly doing what she did, whatever her thinking was here: Megyn Kelly wonders what the big deal is about blackface
Tags: Halloween, Nbc, Law, Theater, Megyn Kelly, Kelly, Trotsky, Leon Trotsky, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Tommy Christopher, New York Magazine Here

Frida Kahlo’s Passionate Love Letters to Diego Rivera

The truth young idealistic lovers learn: relationships are messy and complicated—filled with disappointments, misunderstandings, betrayals great and small. They fall apart easily and cannot be put together again. It’s easy to grow cynical and bitter. Yet, as James Baldwin famously wrote, “you think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.” You read, that is, the life stories and letters of writers and artists who have experienced outsized r...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Mexico, Letters, Patti Smith, Smith, Cristina, James Baldwin, Diego Rivera, Facebook Twitter, Diego, Rivera, Josh Jones, Frida Kahlo, Leon Trotsky

Trotsky's Mountain Climber's Axe

I was recently cast as Leon Trotsky in the short play, "Variations on the Death of Trotsky," from the collection All In the Timing, by David Ives. A major prop I needed was the mountain climber's axe that was buried (smashed?) into Trotsky's skull, killing him on August 21st, 1940. I found a number ...By: HPStagecraftContinue Reading » [Author: HPStagecraft]
Tags: Lifehacks, David Ives, Trotsky, Leon Trotsky, HPStagecraft

Visit the Largest Collection of Frida Kahlo’s Work Ever Assembled: 800 Artifacts from 33 Museums, All Free Online

Some films achieve the rare feat of being both colorful escapist fantasy and artful means of reconnecting us with our imperiled humanity. Pixar’s wonderful, animated Coco is such a film, “an exploration of values,” writes Jia Tolentino at The New Yorker, “a story of a multigenerational matriarchy, rooted in the past—whereas real life, these days, feels like an atemporal, structureless nightmare ruled by men.” Central to its fictionalized celebration of Mexican culture and history is a hi...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Mexico, Mexico City, Pixar, Univision, Jia Tolentino, Diego Rivera, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Herrera, Frida Kahlo, Leon Trotsky, Blue House, Frida

Faces of Frida: a digital retrospective on Google Arts & Culture

I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and all of the nights that I am away from you. Frida Kahlo Hair swept up, the signature eyebrows, and underneath them, her gaze: By documenting her own image and life, Frida Kahlo created an icon, as relevant today as during her own lifetime. Though self-portraits may be how most people first encounter Kahlo, the woman they portray is revered for much more than her art. The complexity of her thinking on feminism and...
Tags: Google, New York, Vogue, Frida Kahlo, Leon Trotsky, Alexa Meade, Frida, Frida Kahlo Museum, Kahlo, La Casa Azul, Google Arts Culture, Frida Kahlo Hair, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, Airplane SV Casa Azul Dining Room, Virginia Pagina, Camera Kahlo

Europe After the Rain: Watch the Vintage Documentary on the Two Great Art Movements, Dada & Surrealism (1978)

"Dada thrives on contradictions. It is creative and destructive. Dada denounces the world and wishes to save it." So says one narrator of journalist-filmmaker Mick Gold's Europe After the Rain, a 1978 Arts Council of Great Britain documentary on not just the international avant-garde movement called Dada but the associated currents of surrealism churning around that continent during the first half of the twentieth century. "Dada wanted to replace the nonsense of man with the illogically ...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Europe, Film, College, Mexico, History, Bbc, Seoul, Freud, Great Britain, Facebook Twitter, Dada, Max Ernst, Leon Trotsky

Artists Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera Visit Leon Trotsky in Mexico: Vintage Footage from 1938

Here's some very rare footage of the great Mexican painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo paying a visit to exiled Soviet revolutionary Leon Trotsky and his wife, Natalia Sedova, in Coyocoán, Mexico, in 1938. The Trotskys had arrived the year before, after Rivera petitioned the government of President Lázaro Cárdenas to grant the controversial Marxist leader and theorist sanctuary in Mexico. When the Trotskys arrived on a Norwegian oil tanker at the port city of Tampico in January of 1937...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Mexico, History, Mexico City, Dallas, Diego Rivera, Facebook Twitter, Rivera, Lazaro Cardenas, Trotsky, Frida Kahlo, Leon Trotsky, Facebook and Twitter, Kahlo

Overseas killings are built into the DNA of Russia's intelligence agencies

Whoever was involved in the attempted killing of an ex-Russia spy in the UK, Bertrand Patenaude notes that the long history of successful overseas assassinations goes back as far as the murder of Leon Trotsky in 1940.
Tags: UK, Russia, Cnn, Leon Trotsky, Bertrand Patenaude

100 Years Ago, Revolutionaries Overthrew a Corrupt, Repressive Monarchy

With the first anniversary of the TV reality show host's presidency upon us, the prospect of socialist revolution, even the very idea of overturning the rule of capital, seems more chimerical than at any time in recent memory. Trump and his plutocratic party are accelerating the transformation of the United States into an oligarchy while further shredding the already threadbare social safety net established under the New Deal. The tide of right-wing reaction isn't engulfing only the U...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Music, Congress, Germany, Russia, US, History, Hungary, United States, Marxism, Italy, Bulgaria, Siberia, Stalin, Trump

Frene Ginwala, the Lenin supplement, and the storm drains of history

THE LENIN SUPPLEMENT In his book The Press of Africa – Persecution and Perseverance (Macmillan, London 1979) the Commonwealth media specialist Frank Barton said that if an identi-kit picture had to be made of the most improbable choice of an editor for a newly-nationalised newspaper in Africa soon after independence it would be something like this: a South African, an Asian and a woman. Article By Adarsh Nayar., Yet, it was Frene Ginwala, rather than some well-educated b...
Tags: Asia, Usa, UK, England, London, Wales, Mexico, Scotland, Life, China, Germany, Russia, India, Africa, US, America

Bloodstained ice axe used to kill Trotsky emerges after decades in the shadows

Weapon used in 1940 assassination to go on display next year – but why did Ramón Mercader, armed with a gun and a dagger, resort to the ice pick?On the evening of 20 August 1940, a man known as Frank Jacson called at a large house in the suburbs of Mexico City, and asked to see the ‘Old Man’ – as everyone called its celebrated resident, Leon Trotsky. Related: Red Famine by Anne Applebaum review – did Stalin deliberately let Ukraine starve? Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Mexico, Russia, Americas, World news, Ukraine, Mexico City, Joseph Stalin, Stalin, Trotsky, Leon Trotsky, Anne Applebaum, Ramón Mercader, Frank Jacson

Attempting to Set the World Record for Most Frida Kahlo Lookalikes in One Place: It Happened in Dallas

Fun fact: The Dallas Museum of Art and the Latino Center for Leadership Development celebrated Frida Kahlo's 110th birthday last week. And the festivities were capped off with an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Frida Kahlo in one space. According to the rules of Frida Fest, to participate in the record attempt, individuals had to provide their own costume, and make sure their costumes included the following elements: A unibrow drawn onto t...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Mexico, Dallas, Npr, Random, Dallas Museum Of Art, Diego Rivera, Facebook Twitter, Frida Kahlo, Leon Trotsky, Kathy Tran, Ishiuchi Miyako Frida Kahlo, Julien Levy, Frida Fest

Museum Tries to Set World Record for Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Frida Kahlo in One Place

Fun fact: The Dallas Museum of Art and the Latino Center for Leadership Development celebrated Frida Kahlo's 110th birthday last week. And the festivities were capped off with an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Frida Kahlo in one space. According to the rules of Frida Fest, to participate in the record attempt, individuals had to provide their own costume, and make sure their costumes included the following elements: A unibrow drawn onto t...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Mexico, Npr, Random, Dallas Museum Of Art, Diego Rivera, Facebook Twitter, Frida Kahlo, Leon Trotsky, Kathy Tran, Ishiuchi Miyako Frida Kahlo, Julien Levy, Frida Fest, Ashley Gongora

Alone Perhaps, but Is Trump Right?

By Pat Buchanan Once Europe went out to convert, colonize and Christianize the world. Now the grandchildren of the colonized peoples come to Europe to demand their share of their inheritance from a West besotted with guilt over its past sins that cannot say “No!” Patrick J .Buchanan USA –  -( At the G-20 in Hamburg, it is said, President Trump was isolated, without support from the other G-20 members, especially on climate change and trade.Perhaps so. But the crucial questio...
Tags: Europe, Guns, Putin, Vladimir Putin, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, India, Africa, Narendra Modi, Turkey, Earth, Harvard, West

The New Soviet Genderless Person

Warning:  Überpost.  I don't know how big this thing's gonna get, but it woke me up at 4AM insisting that I write it.  It is, however, a rehashing of ideas and observations previously made here leavened with some new supporting links, so if you think you've read it all before, you probably have.  At least most of it.  After fourteen years of blogging, "new" is hard to come by. According to Wikipedia: The New Soviet man or New Soviet person ... as postulated by the ideologists of the Communist Pa...
Tags: Google, Florida, New York, Guns, Obama, Saudi Arabia, White House, Wikipedia, Boston, Iraq, US, America, Barack Obama, Syria, Power, Chicago

The Frida Kahlo Action Figure

Earlier this week, an organization called “Today Is Art Day” launched a Kickstarter campaign to produce the latest in a line of action figures. First came the Vincent van Gogh action figure. Now, joining him in the ‘Art History Heroes Collection,’ there will be a Frida Kahlo figure. (Yes, they’ve already raised $19,490, surpassing their $14,585 goal.) Standing 5 inches tall, made of high quality plastic, Frida will come with a monkey attached to her back, and a detachable surrealist hear...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Mexico, Diego Rivera, Facebook Twitter, Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Leon Trotsky, Facebook and Twitter, Frida, Ishiuchi Miyako Frida Kahlo, Julien Levy, Frida Kahlo Action Figure

The significance of the Russian Revolution for the 21st century

The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, one of seminal events of the 20th century. The Russian Revolution “shook the world,” as the radical American journalist John Reed so aptly put it, because it led to the establishment of the Soviet Union, the world’s first socialist and totalitarian society. The Soviet regime’s example and its commitment to a world socialist revolution aroused passionate hope and enthusiasm and equally intense fear and loathing worldwide, depend...
Tags: Europe, Books, Politics, Featured, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Gorbachev, History, West, Marxism, Communism, Moscow, Red Army, Cuba, Joseph Stalin


On January 21, 2017, the world saw a taste of the potential power women wield through nonviolent protest, a power that continues to be exerted as women come to realize the extent to which the agenda in Washington, D.C. does not reflect their interest. This was not the first time women have instigated change through nonviolent revolt. In fact, this year is the 100th anniversary of the demonstration that brought down the Czarist Empire of Russia. According to Wikipedia, "In 1917 demonstrations...
Tags: Comics, Washington, Wikipedia, Russia, Saint Petersburg, Leon Trotsky, Alexandria Skinner, Alexandria Skinner Nothing

Trotsky writes to the Manchester Guardian about the Moscow Trials - archive, 1937

25 January 1937: In response to a request from the Manchester Guardian for a message on the present trial in Moscow Mr Leon Trotsky cables from MexicoEditorial: A message from Trotsky“Trotskyism” is, no doubt, a very mysterious subject, but even the most ardent defender of Stalin will hardly deny that those who bear its name must be considered authorities upon it. It is therefore of more than passing interest that on January 15 we on the Russian trials by Trotsky’s son and that to-day we publi...
Tags: Europe, Mexico, Russia, Communism, Winston Churchill, Moscow, Joseph Stalin, Stalin, Julius Caesar, Trotsky, Leon Trotsky, Manchester Guardian, Manchester Guardian Continue