Michael Murphy, the Georgia-based artist who creates those incredible multilayered sculptures, just unveiled a new commissioned piece he created for TIME Magazine. For their iPad edition of their annual Person of the Year issue, Murphy made a huge 8' X 6' X 7' cardboard sculpture of President…
A lovely picture of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama watching the fireworks over the National Mall from the White House on July 4, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete…Continue
Added by alice on July 6, 2009 at 9:00am —
What would I have given to have joined the million or so Americans in Washington D.C. this past Tuesday! To see the complete joy in everyone's faces, to feel the excitement and energy in the air. A thrilling moment to see and feel history in the making!
Interestingly, the next best thing happened. A personal email made its way to my inbox. It came from a… Continue
There will only be a few times in my life when I can say that I saw true history in the making. Sure, we weren't shivering amongst millions who braved frigid temperatures to watch the inauguration live at Capitol Hill. In fact, in our t-shirts and jeans, we basked in the sweet California sunlight with a thousand other Angelenos today. One quick sweep of the crowd and… Continue
Oh baby it's coming! On Tuesday, January 20th, the world welcomes the United States' 44th president into office. I'm sure by now you've heard about the 100 unofficial balls and parties in DC, where headliners will include rapper Jay-Z, Elvis Costello, Sting and hip-hop singer Rihanna.
Um, wow. A person attending at a press conference in Iraqi given by President George W. Bush as a television reporter throws two shoes (yes plural) at our president (he dodges them). This happened during W's unannounced visit to Iraq to host the ceremonial signing of the big agreement. According to MSNBC, the sole of the shoe, and, presumably, the throwing thereof, is considered "an insult" in the Arabic culture. No kidding.
Excerpt -- "When she first laid eyes on Barack Obama, Robinson was pleased to see that the secretaries in the firm were right—he was handsome. Moreover, his nose wasn't nearly as big as it appeared in the picture he'd sent in for the firm directory. For his part, Barack was attracted to his future…Continue
Added by PANDA JU on November 11, 2008 at 12:38am —
A great set of pictures taken by David Katz that gives us an inside peek at the anticipation felt by Obama, his staff and his family before the results were announced. During numerous speeches of his campaign, he spoke of hope. In these pictures, you can sense the eager anticipation he must have had but just as we would expect from our president, you also see a calmness… Continue
It's Friday! Maybe you wanna get up on outta your chair and git down a little, maybe you wanna have a dance-off with your homies. To help you with that, I present to you music from my favorite artist of this week - MURS.
Can this be the new Marvin Gaye and can this song be the new "What's Going… Continue
Added by PANDA JU on October 24, 2008 at 11:30am —
People see him as the embodiment of hope. Many see him as the person who can bring about change. Whether he's the next President of the United States or just an Illinois Senator who put up a good fight, Barack Obama will always be a man who showed us that no matter what kind of background you come from, you can make a mark in this world.… Continue