Notable moments from 2007
by Stacy Kranitz
A small victory for justice, when in September an appeals court threw out
the all white jury conviction of Mychal Bell, 17 in Jena, Louisiana.
The death of an ancient blood sport. Louisiana State legislature passed a
law this summer that will make cockfighting illegal at the end of the 2008
season. This is the last state where the sport that used to be fought on the
lawn of the White House is still legal. By the end of 2008 there will be no
legal cockfighting anywhere in the United States.
Listening to the Arson Anthem EP
Listening to Lil Wayne, Da Drought 3
Listening to Wolves In the Throne Room, Two Hunters
Listening to Kevin Nutt’s weekly gospel radio show, Sinners Crossroad
Watching R. Kelly, Trapped in the Closet Ch. 1-22
Watching Werner Herzog’s Rescue Dawn
Reading LENI: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl by Steven Bach
Reading Atchafalaya Houseboat by Gwen Roland
Photojournalist Stacy Kranitz photographed Celebration for Arthur No. 27. Her photo essay on contemporary extreme Scandinavian metal musicians way back in Arthur No. 16 is still talked about. She is at work on two new features for Arthur about… well, that would be telling.