In return for your service, AmeriCorps*VISTA and the Digital Arts Service Corps has many benefits, some more valuable than others:
$12,000 - $15,000/year living allowance. This amount varies based upon the community in which you serve.
$5,350 Education Award or $1,500 stipend paid at the successful completion of your year of service
Student loan deferment or forbearance on qualified loans
Limited health benefits and prescription drug coverage
Serve as part of a national team, facilitated by the Transmission Project, to share resources, experience and advice
The opportunity to gain high-level experience, skills and access within the nonprofit sector. Many of our alumni have gone on to full-time employment within their organization or another as a result of their service within the Digital Arts Service Corps
Wow, I would sure love to go here if I were in Baltimore the weekend of May 14 and 15. (Or if I even lived on the East Coast! One day!) If you volunteer you get to go for free. (contact [@] megapolisfestival.org)
They noted that though the bill says race cannot solely be used to form a suspicion about a person’s legality, it implicitly allows it to be a factor.
“A lot of U.S. citizens are going to be swept up in the application of this law for something as simple as having an accent and leaving their wallet at home,” said Alessandra Soler Meetze, president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona.
“Because if smart women who know how smart they are intimidate men (and they do), and beautiful women who know how beautiful they are intimidate men (and they do), there is, logically, nothing more intimidating than a woman who is fully aware that she is both smart and beautiful. I mean, maybe a room full of tigers with machine guns! That could be scarier! Or, a smart and beautiful lady who makes jokes.”—Tiger Beatdown › 13 Ways of Looking at Liz Lemon
“Older generation female rocker ladies making uninformed judgment calls about women making music today, and how no one is angry anymore [and] how the nineties were so much better, when we had Liz Phair and Hole and Belly and L7 on MTV (aka the blinded nostalgia trope of the aging rock n’ roll feminist) IS REALLY FUCKING UNPRODUCTIVE.”—YOU KNOW WHAT? - tinyluckygenius
Internationally renowned artist Andrea Zittel speaks about her work and describes how her studio in the high desert of California serves both as a space for exploration and as a place for crafting and presenting objects, materials, spaces and ideas. Zittel’s sculptures and installations transform everything necessary for life — such as eating, sleeping, bathing, and socializing — into experiments in living.
Reading the Economist yesterday, I noticed how unlike other publications (and how unlike them they are!) the Economist is.
The Economist refers to the average SXSW attendee as “mustachoied” as opposed to a “hipster” which now seems to be an acceptable and easily definable group of Youngs to the NYT, Newsweek, etc. Thank you, Economist for your clear-headed and scientific reasoning in describing people.
Additionally, SXSW netted the city of Austin over $99 million.