Month

March 2009

Diana Rodgers and the M.V. Farmer’s Market

By Erica Snowlake For this special Women’s Day feature, I choose to honor one of my favorite Goddessess, Gaea, (pronounced Gee-uh), our beloved home planetary Being, who guides our harmonic destinies in her nurturing role as the Garden, and one of her eco-conscious, devoted mid-wives, Diana Rodgers of the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market Association. This...

Book Review: The Enemy Within. 2,000 Years of Witch-Hunting in the Western World, by John DemosReviewed by krista schwimmer

Reviewed by krista schwimmer The cover of this book, along with the title, is enough to grab the attention of any curious reader. Glossy, embossed black hands circle and point index fingers directly at the title itself. All of this is set against a fire engine red background. I also was drawn in by the...

Swami X Speaks – Film Review: The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons & Other Musings

Movies might be Disneyland’s main line addiction. Of all the senses, the eye is the most challenging to control. The eye is connected to the brain, and the brain has a lot to do with everything. The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons is long, thoughtful & emotionally provoking and original. I was moved, impressed and...

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. 1908 Great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women. Women’s oppression and inequality spurred women to become more vocal and active...

Poetry

• The Women of Venice – Jim Smith • In The City – Lynette •  Four Daughters – Lynne Bronstein •  Wolf Woman – krista schwimmer •  Green Shoes/Zapatos Verdes – Antonieta Villamil • .Mysterious, the woman – RF Wagner •   Toe Dancing in the Snow – Cristina Rojas  ———— The Women of Venice By Jim Smith Venice is a feminine town. Here,...

From Venice to D.C. – An Open Letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama, Congratulations on your new job. Now that you have been duly sworn in as president, which is the most powerful position on planet earth, I HOPE you can help some people living in poverty here in Venice, California. I believe that Venice could be used as the roadmap to a real humane...

Response to Annexation of Venice by Jeffrey Stanton: Cityhood Then, Cityhood Now, Cityhood Forever!

By Jim Smith Jeffrey Stanton’s piece on the annexation of Venice that ran in the last two issues of the Beachhead (January and February, 2009) was a great contribution for anyone who is interested in the history of our fair city. As I understand it, Stanton is saying that annexation to Los Angeles was a...
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