Posts tagged "anthea butler"

A Simple Dinner

By Anthea Butler   I used to hate Valentines day, until a dinner changed my mind. After a particularly ugly split from another fool right before Valentines Day, a friend in grad school saw my distress, and invited me over for dinner. Our friendship was complicated. He made us a spectacularly simple dinner. I can still remember the tastes on...

I Love You, I Do.

We asked our Near and Dear to tell us something about today, the day when we celebrate love--or loss or absence or grief or joy or chocolate or the color red.  Valentine's Day is one of those not-so-holy (or so-holiday) holidays we bump into on the annual calendar, on our way to spring, rebirth and...

Sanctifying Wall Street

Amy Levin: Time for an update on #religion at #occupywallstreet? This week, Sarah Posner mediated a roundtable discussion with Religion Dispatches regular contributors highlighting particular religious moments of the occupy movement. Anthea Butler tells Posner says that Occupy Atlanta's refusal to let civil rights protestor and Congressman John Lewis speak was a reflection of OWS “becoming...

Teaching a Disaster

The Revealer has very rarely received as much mail as we did in response to Anthea Butler‘s response to Katrina, “As Sheep Without a Shepherd.” Some it angry about Anthea’s anger — “unAmerican,” writes Ann Meili — but most of it grateful to Anthea for giving voice to a widespread sense of rage from the...

As Sheep Without a Shepherd

CNN has presented the boldest critique yet of the New Orleans rescue effort, a five minute interview with a calm, articulate man trapped in the Superdome, who calls what’s happening now “Modern Day Genocide.”. The rest of the mainstream press is stepping timidly toward similiar analyses, even as they adopt a tone familiar from decades...