Freddy Rodríguez

Something to Say: Thoughts on Art and Politics in America
Richard Klin, 2011

Publisher: Leapfrog Press

ISBN: 9781935248194

Dimensions: 5.90 x 8.90

Pages: 206

"Klin is an insightful interviewer and a marvelous writer. We were delighted to have the opportunity to publish the interview with Howard Zinn from Something to Say."—The Bloomsbury Review


The fusion of art and politics is axiomatic in much of the world. In America, their relationship is erratic. What is art in the service of social justice? Is an artist obligated to address the political? This book profiles, in words and photos, disparate creative forces who offer thoughts on their point of engagement with the political sphere. In the words of Pete Seeger, art "may save the world. Visual arts, dancing, acting arts, cooking arts. . . . Joe DiMaggio reaching for a fly ball—that was great dancing!"


Profiles in Something to Say:

The late Howard Zinn

Pete Seeger

Yoko Ono

Screenwriter Ron Nyswaner

Palestinian American standup comedian Maysoon Zayid

Poet Quincy Troupe

Dominican American painter Freddy Rodríguez

Filmmaker Gini Reticker

Slowpoke cartoonist Jen Sorensen

Performance and installation artist Sheryl Oring

Children's writer Jacqueline Woodson

Chef and food activist Didi Emmons

Chinese American poet and art critic John Yau

Punk-rock activist Franklin Stein of the band Blowback

Klezmer fiddler Alicia Svigals


Richard Klin's writing has appeared in the Brooklyn RailForwardThe Bloomsbury ReviewParabolaThe Rambler, and other media.


Lily Prince has exhibited in over fifty national and international exhibitions and has been awarded commissions by numerous hotels and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. She is an associate professor of art at William Paterson University. Her work has appeared in The New York TimesNew York MagazineNewark Star-LedgerNew American PaintingsSan Francisco Weekly, and other media.

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