As Christians around the world gather to celebrate Easter weekend, travel agencies across the globe are noting the large numbers of men headed to Hungary for the holy weekend. With “Ducking Monday” fast approaching, local stores are selling out of buckets and pails, while Hungarian natives are brushing off their traditional suspenders and skirts in preparation for their annual wet t-shirt contest.
Lisa Thompson talk, Performances of Cultural Trauma: Black Theatre in the (Post-) Obama Era, expresses the power behind art like theatre, art, music, dance, and style. She talks about how politics is basically a form of theatre and with Obama in office it has altered the perception of black culture. Obama can be seen as taking on two different personas, one is black cool, which consist of the easily accessed forms of performance like dance and style, while he is also portrayed as an uncool nerd. Continue reading Black Theatre in the (Post-) Obama Era