Posts Tagged: Haiti
If I were independently wealthy, I would be less for it, because the chase for money to pay for food, shelter, babies, and now small children has taken me from sharing with two women an eighty square foot octagonal house originally built in the early twentieth century in rural Florida to house a wealthy child’s doll collection, to a room in a massive and mostly unoccupied schoolhouse converted into a lakefront hotel by the tax evading gangster Al Capone...more
Who wants a Sumatran tiger for a pet?
“The inescapable truth is that “the world” never forgave Haiti for its revolution, because the slaves freed themselves.” — Sidney Mintz at The Boston Review
A handy interactive guide to everything Italian Prime Minister and media mogul Sylvio Berlusconi has “allegedly” done wrong....more
“First let me debunk a couple of myths, starting with the principle that “anything is better than nothing”. Trust me, it’s not. Relieving suffering should be guided solely by need and not what people have to donate.”
Claire Durham of the Red Cross on why you should donate money instead of your old yoga mat....more
Here’s an underreported story: Dominicans are coming to the aid of Haitians, despite a less-than-idyllic history between the two countries.
A very cool looking architectural installation that covers an abandoned Detroit home in ice....more
Some people in Haiti are riding out the earthquake in decent shape. Any guesses who?
As we mentioned yesterday, Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines is still docking at Labadee, its privately-owned Haitian port. Yes, they’re delivering some relief supplies, but they’re also encouraging their passengers to party at Labadee as well....more
There’s some understandable frustration among Haitians about the slow pace of the aid coming in. Daniel Kaszor explains why getting aid to the people who need it is so difficult. Short version: the needed infrastructure is gone.
Not all charities are equally efficient with their donations....more
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Writers Edwidge Danticat and Simon Winchester are rallying for Haiti. Winchester will be holding a fundraiser at the Manhattan location of Idlewild Books on Tuesday January 19.
Fox News reporter breaks down on the air while reproting from Haiti....more
Tomorrow, we’ve been told, will be another day as well.
Richard Nixon as art critic.
Christophe Gilbert’s photo-manipulations are pretty rad indeed.
Can doctors use your eyes to determine if you have Alzheimer’s? (spoiler alert: maybe!)...more
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Ta-Nehisi Coates points out that Pat Robertson equated the rejection of slavery with the rejection of Christ....more
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So where exactly did Pat Robertson get his “deal with the devil” story from? Thomas Rogers brings the information.
Ferentz LaFargue, writing for American City, has some thoughts on the meaning of progress in Haiti....more
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If you’re in south Florida and want to make donations of things like blankets, tents, batteries, candles, clothing, medicine and canned food, there are collections points here: 1st and Alton, south beach, South Miami Collection Point (Tara Sokolow or Vicki Simons): Simons and Green 5842 Sunset Drive Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Collection Point #2 (Jude Papaloko): Jakmel Art Gallery 7646 Biscayne Blvd....more