During the 1920's, my great-great grandparents were performers in a Wild West Show. Ernest Swallow and his wife Mary Big Nose, the grandparents of my maternal grandmother, were performers in the Miller Bros. 101 Ranch Wild West Show. The 101 Ranch show toured extensively through the US, Mexico, Europe, and South America. The 1924 passport … Continue reading Ernest Swallow
Awake, a Dream From Standing Rock, is all politics and no aesthetics. Or, at its best, its politics are muddled and its aesthetics are weak and unoriginal. Awake is a pastiche-style documentary seemingly designed to stir up outrage over the Standing Rock Protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. For those unaware, the pipeline transfers oil … Continue reading Awake: All politics, no aesthetics.