You Cannot Be Truthful When You Want To Survive

By Stephan Pisko You cannot be truthful when you want to survive because your desperate for survival within the physical and professional realms’ so you fabricate “something that sells your wants” something that is morally appealing to the mass population and shines a “favorable light” on you a light of (honesty and integrity) that swarms…

Pleasurable Self Survival

By Stephan Pisko Within today’s positively sedentary society human beings’ have psychologically evolved to the point of ‘pleasurable self survival’ we do not ‘eat to survive’ nor do we ‘work to survive’ but there must be a rewarding element of pleasure to it or we become disenchanted with the whole idea we have become ‘pleasure…

Two Primal Constants – There Is Nothing But This

By Stephan Pisko The psychological state of you’re mind and the changing confrontational state of another mind’s psychology these are the two primal constants within this physical existence there is nothing but this here. These two elements have built civilizations’ – destroyed civilizations’ – creates wars’ – creates temporary happiness- creates permanent hatred – these…

“Reach” Is A Film With A Tumultuous Plot Of Troubled Youths

By William Engel Grief, bullying, teen suicide, domestic abuse, homophobia and drug addiction are just a few of the issues incorporated into the tumultuous plot of “Reach”, a heartrending drama about a developing friendship between two troubled youths. The film follows Steven Turano (Garrett Clayton), a depressed high schooler who struggles to deal with the…

“The Chinese Exclusion Act” Shows The true Cost And Exploitation Of The Chinese Immigrants

By William Engel The PBS  broadcast of  “The Chinese Exclusion Act”, was  a daring, sobering documentary about the titular law that prevented Chinese-Americans from being recognized as citizens for more than half a century. Through multiple accounts and both primary and secondary sources, the film provides an in-depth look at the history of the Chinese…

Filmmakers Li-Shin Yu and Ric Burns Talk About [The Chinese Exclusion Act] A Forgotten Part Of Our History

By William Engel Tomorrow, PBS will be airing “The Chinese Exclusion Act”, a documentary about one of the most heinous yet oft-forgotten eras in American history. From the late 19th century up until World War II, it was legally impossible for Chinese-Americans to obtain citizenship, making them an arbitrary exception to the regulations mandated by…

Robert Redford, Ed Harris, Elle Fanning and more join animal coalition in urging Congress to oppose wild horse slaughter

Courtesy of The Humane Society of the United States Robert Redford, Ed Harris, Elle Fanning, Ian Somerhalder and countless other equine enthusiasts joined The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund, Return to Freedom and the ASPCA to draw attention to the threat posed to wild horses and burros. (See letter and…

2016 Sundance Film Review: “Sonita”

 By: Alystar McKenneh-O’Neill “Sonita” is the most important documentary of the 21st century. It is extremely well thought out, well shot, and enormous respect goes to Director Rokhsareh Ghaem Magham, who was forced to combine the subject of selling women and forced marriage, into her original subject matter of a woman rapper in Iran, to make an…

Together We Stand United In The Darkness

The Art Of Monteque Team would take to this time to send our prayers and sympathies to our colleagues, our contributors and to the people of  Paris who have been affected by this heinous and hideous act of violence. The Art Of Monteque Team stands With the people of Paris in these dark times. Let these…

The simple power of abiding love, Slamdance 2015 feature film Reveiw: “THE RESURRECTION OF JAKE THE SNAKE ROBERTS”

  By: Vernon Nickerson It took a village to raise former professional wrestling star Jake “The Snake” Roberts  from the depths of alcohol and substance abuse that almost ate him alive in Writer-Director Steve Yu’s documentary feature film, THE “RESURRECTION OF JAKE THE SNAKE ROBERTS”. Watching how a team of helping professionals and other wrestlers…

To Hold A Pen Is To Be At War

By Monteque Pope-Le Beau There is no amount of words to express our deep sadness over the horrible tragedy which happen yesterday. The terrorist attacked on Charlie Hebdo marks another dark period in history for artists, freedom of speech, and the free press; but most importantly it marks a dark time for humanity. Yet in all…

Celebrate Trans* Awareness Week

      Join the Transgender Awareness Week for a series of educational, artistic and thought provoking events exploring transgender identities. California State University Northridge: November 17 – November 20 2014 Transgender Awareness Week helps raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues these communities face. This year’s main focus…