Author Archives: Lucian Baxter

Revolution Treehouse: Frida Kahlo

Revolution Treehouse: Frida Kahlo

Skeleton’s Flower Crown. Art by Astra Medeiros. Welcome to Revolution Treehouse, your corner of the Lawrentian for all things creative, outspoken and changemaking! Art of every form is an evocative and efficient vehicle for political ideas, ranging from the protest music of the Vietnam War era to the graffiti transformation of confederate monu- ments during

Black History Month: NASA’s human computers

Before the age of electronic computers, humans who did complex mathematical calculations by hand were called computers. The movie “Hidden Figures,” based on a book of the same name, tells the story of three Black women who worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as human computers: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson.

Deb Haaland: Bringing history full circle

Democrat representative of New Mexico, Deb Haaland, President Joe Biden’s pick for Secretary of the Interior, began her confirmation hearing last week on Tuesday, Feb. 23 and completed it on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Conservative democrat of West Virginia, Senator Joe Manchin, is the deciding vote in Haaland’s confirmation, and he has expressed support for her

On Framing Britney Spears

Britney Spears commentary artwork Image created by Astra Mederios A new documentary from “The New York Times,” called “Framing Britney Spears,” came out on Hulu earlier this month. Through interviews and footage of Spears’ past, it pieces together a sympathetic picture of her rise to stardom and the vicious culture that tore her down during