Tag Archives: WWII

The Forgotten Holocaust

I’ve written about painter Maria Kolodziej-Zincio before. She’s an encaustic artist who raises her own bees and sometimes works en plein air. The Forgotten Holocaust is a completely different series of work. In it, she attempts to explain a tragedy that is at once both deeply personal and historically important. “My entire family became the victims of Soviet aggression […]

Keep your eyes on the bouncing ball

I’ll confess that I’ve enjoyed reading about Rachel Dolezal’s fall from grace. It has all the elements of great farce: hubris, disguises, lies, imposters, and absurdity. Unfortunately it also undermines the true narrative of American race relations, which is not always kind. Wednesday’s ghastly shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. makes it clear […]