Sunday, December 31, 2006

Blog format updated

Stormy Petrel now features a current Blogger template, and posts have been labeled to help readers find the topics of interest. Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Marie is everywhere...this time in NYT

Just a few months after the Marie Equi poster by Icky A. showed up in the background of a San Francisco Chronicle photo, the New York Times has published a photo showing the same poster. This photo accompanies an article by Lynette Clemetson headlined, "Off to College on Their Own, Shadowed by Mental Illness." In the photo, a young woman named Jean smiles in her bedroom in Nashville. On the wall are 10 posters, and the story explains that Jean, 17, has singled out the items that she will take with her to Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington: "her sewing machine, her coffee maker, the social justice posters that covered her wall."

The Equi poster is top and center. Other posters depict the Haymarket; Paul Robeson, Elisee Reclus; Judi Bari, Fred Hampton, and Little Big Horn.