John Filo’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of Mary Ann Vecchio, a 14-year-old kneeling over the body of Jeffrey Miller minutes after he was shot by the Ohio National Guard. Reprinted without permission.
Jeffrey Glenn Miller; age 20…shot through the mouth; killed instantly
Allison B. Krause; age 19… fatal left chest wound; died later that day
William Knox Schroeder; age 19…fatal chest wound; died almost an hour later in a hospital while undergoing surgery
Sandra Lee Scheuer; age 20…fatal neck wound; died a few minutes later from loss of blood
When I was in 6th grade I got in trouble for listening to the ‘Love Symbol Album’ by Prince and The New Power Generation at school. They took the tape, wrapped it up in brown paper, and sent it home with me and a note to my parents. I didn’t tell them that my dad gave me the tape. That way the school thought I’d get punishment when I got home and wouldn’t come up with their own. I think that might have been my 1st time personally witnessing how music and art can scare people. I liked that. It stuck with me even when I didn’t dig his records. I’d share the song that I imagine was the one that got me busted: ‘Sexy Mothrfucker’ but Prince was the master of getting his shit taken down from YouTube.
Prince Rogers Nelson (1958-2016) Rest In Purple
We are always looking for a variety of topics but a conversation yesterday, along with a news story about over 800 protesters getting arrested for #DemocracySpring got me thinking. This is the first of many calls for a specific theme…. Did you ever shoot the sheriff but not the deputy? Do you have a mugshot? Are you involved in criminal justice reform? We are looking for stories and art related to the all-American industry that is the prison system. If interested email:
Damn the man,
I just wanted to take a second to remark on the happy news today that came in the form of a U.S. Supreme Court decision effectively striking down all same sex marriage bans across the nation, including the one here in my home state of Ohio. Psychosemantic headquarters is full of joy as I feel the tingle of justice hit home for all those I know and love an an ally, brother, friend, and stranger to members of the LGBT community.
Ten years ago today I was in a parking when the DJ on the radio announced that Hunter S. Thompson had been found dead. He lived and died on his terms and will be missed always. RIP Hunter
July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005
-Daeron Wilson 02/20/2015