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March for Change – Support Nepal

Our  contributors are very talented people, many of whom have a hand in different projects that support their communities and the world around them. David Luna is responsible for the Something Art Coalition and has done a lot to help the upcoming March For Change event in Georgetown, DE. You can read about it below!


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On April 25th the people of Nepal suffered a devastating earthquake. Thousands of people have died, and millions have lost there homes, and even entire towns have been destroyed.

March for Change will be presented in part by The Shauna Rose Kaufman Foundation (SRKF), a charitable non-profit organization that works to spread art, education, and equality wherever we can serve.  Before the earthquake, the communities in Nepal were already some of the poorest in the world, so in 2011 the SRKF partnered with Nepali activist Ram Krishna Sahi to provide an art teacher for an elementary school in Bhaktapur, Nepal. The teacher instructed 14 classes a week, serving over 500 students from grades 3-8. The foundation also set up a local art competition for the local schools, and established a sister school/art exchange program with Lord Baltimore Elementary.

Currently, the foundation has three board members working in Nepal providing food, water, and medicine to affected communities. We have also been interviewed by local news sources, such as WMDT, WBOC, and the News Journal, about the crisis and our efforts. The SRKF and members of its open branch Something Art Coalition will continue to work towards things that benefit both our local communities and humanity alike. We want to bring lively and healthy local events for people of all ages to enjoy, we want to spread art and fulfillment, and we want to bring help to those in need.

When we openly share our art, our music, and our ideas, we bring a richer spirit and vibrance to our world. And when we unite as a community to provide support for those in need, our global presence becomes stronger. Let’s do good for the sake of good.

March for Change is a free event open to all, so please invite anyone and everyone you know.

And any toward the relief effort in Nepal can be made through ShaunaRose.com

For more information about this month’s event, please visit this link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/860230500716839/

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LOLing With Longreads 5/23/14

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I know what you’re thinking, what happened to Emily Perper, I thought this was her thing? Well, you thought right. It is her thing, given the speed it takes me to finish reading anything it’s a mystery as to how I started a humor magazine. That said, Emily has been swamped this week between her new job and assistant stage managing In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) for the Maryland Ensemble Theatre. With all this and the idea for a longreads list in the back of my head, I gave her the week off. Hopefully I can do longreading justice.

How To Lose Your Show.

1. My Television Show Was Cancelled. Fuck. – Justin Halpern

The shows featured in this list are in bizarrely different stages of cancellation, logic would dictate-it’s cancelled and it’s done. This is the case for Surviving Jack, FOX’s short-lived midseason replacement. It didn’t have the time to gain a cult following but people watched and enjoyed it. Justin doesn’t begrudge the network here, but he chooses to look back on the good times he had while making Surviving Jack, he reflects on the cast and crew with admiration and he’s proud of what he put out.

2. More Than a Tweet – Dan Harmon

This isn’t the first “losing your show” blog from Dan Harmon. As many of us remember, he was famously fired from Community after the third season and then brought back like a christ-like showrunner for fifth season. When NBC chose not to renew the show just short of its sixth season (and a movie) fans were outraged… heartbroken… I’ll admit to getting emotional about it, as I do with most things. But thanks to the modern conveniences of Netflix resurrection, the question was, would Community get a Season Six? And what could the fans do to make it happen? Dan writes this post for the fans, to lift the burden of worrying about things they can’t really control. There’s a message of hope somewhere in there… I think. Did I make too many allusions to the Jesus story with this one? Christ, I’m sorry.

3. Comedy Central Has Decided Not To Pick Up The Chris Gethard Show – Chris Gethard

I love this piece. The Chris Gethard Show has an insane following and is without a doubt one of the weirdest, most honest, entertaining shows on public access. It’s a show that’s been struggling for mainstream attention for years. This was their shot to finally get it, last spring they shot a pilot for Comedy Central and as you can tell by the title… it didn’t get picked up (I used the ellipsis for suspense, in case you were craving it). But rather than declaring war on Comedy Central, or going up on the show and railing against them, Chris thanked them for giving this group of wonderful weirdos a shot, and got his entire fan base to do the same. Best of all The Chris Gethard Show still lives on, with new episodes airing live every Wednesday at 11pm (est).

 

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Ep. 18 – Television Revisited

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