"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
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 Rail, Forward, The Bloomsbury Review, Parabola, The 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 Times, New York Magazine, Newark Star-Ledger, New American Paintings, San Francisco Weekly, and other media.