lauren paige kennedy
More than half a million women, men, and children descended upon the nation's capital yesterday and made our voices heard. It was an incredibly powerful, inspiring, and unifying experience—one of the most intense and amazing days of my life. Jezebel.com posted a story on its favorite signs from the D.C. march and my "Lyin' King" poster, which I made copies of for a few friends, made the list! Which made me happy and proud. A few personal photos from the march, below.
Haven't painted or done any drawing for awhile. But I funneled my frustration and anger over all that's occurring in our divided nation to paint these protest signs for the #MillionWomenMarch in Washington, D.C., on January 21, 2017. History is happening.
As President-elect Trump announces his intentions to appoint his son-in-law Jared Kushner as a senior advisor in his new administration, I can't help but question the legality of this in light of long-established anti-nepotism laws. I also think of my 2008 interview with actor Liev Schreiber, who played a fictional version of one of Kushner's ancestors in the Holocaust Jewish-resistance film Defiance. Schreiber and I chatted at length in LA about his passion for the project; much of the story has been scrubbed or edited down from USA Today's web archives but here is an excerpt, picked up by a satellite paper. I post it now because I'm incredibly befuddled how Kushner, a man whose grandparents escaped one of Hitler's ghettos and survived in the woods against all odds, can so blindly follow his father-in-law after all Trump has said, and promised to do, once in power.
Just interviewed Dr. Jodi Gold, a child psychiatrist and the author of Screen-Smart Parenting, a guide for Gen X parents—who she likens to "immigrants" struggling to navigate tech's new language even as their digitally savvy kids speak it fluently —on how best to set healthy screen limits in a positive way. I'll post this Q&A with her helpful tips when it's published in WebMD Magazine and on webmd.com.