on Romania’s Got Talent a bitter old hag (who has no real recognizable talent of her own) called a 14 year old girl fat and told her that ‘you can’t have fat people on stage’ and that she’s too fat for dancing because that’s what a kid needs to hear when she goes to share her gift with the world

I don’t even know what’s the point of this post, I just want the world to know that Mihaela Radulescu is one disgusting human being.

For hundreds of years, African Americans have been breaking down social barriers and excelling through social setbacks, creating a legacy of many firsts from Thomas L. Jennings becoming the first African American to hold a US patent, to W.E.B. DuBois becoming the first African American to earn a doctorate degree from Harvard University, to Barack Obama becoming the first African American President of the United States.

This Black History Month, the Oxford African American Studies Center celebrates the many African American men and women who dare to be different, challenge the social norm, and strive for greatness.

Image Credit: “Toni Morrison speaking at ‘A Tribute to Chinua Achebe - 50 Years Anniversary of ‘Things Fall Apart'’” by Angela Radulescu. CC BY SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. All other images used public domain.

Festival Omaggio A Horatiu Radulescu

October 8th 2011

I performed at the Omaggio A Horatiu Radulescu Festival in Acqui Terme (Alessandria - Italy), taking part in a roundtable discussion with composers Aldo Brizzi, Nicola Cisternino, Helmuth Flammer and musicologists Renzo Cresti and Diego Minciacchi. The Performance included Nicola Cisternino’s Kairoi, Horatiu Radulescu’s The Origin and François Sarhan’s Homework 2.

I hang onto a word, the one word that Romanians are so proud of because they say it can’t be translated into any other language. The word dor. […] It means something like longing, like a yearning that you can’t explain and you don’t know why you have it. It hits you when you look at certain landscapes and listen to certain music, such as music played on special Romanian instruments whose names are untranslatable, flutes with many tubes and instruments like huge horns. Then you see the mountains where your ancestors lived and fought the Turks and the Huns and the Visigoths, and where they looked at the sky and dreamed the way you look at the sky and dream now. You look at all that, and you become melancholy and you yearn for something. That’s what dor means.
—  Domnica Radulescu, from Train to Trieste (Knopf, 2008)

Winter Tangerine is excited to present “Sisters in the Army of Almost”, a reading featuring contributors from our online spotlights, Fragments of Persephone, Shedding Skins, and our fourth published volume. Readers will perform pieces that explore the relationship between mythical, accepted conceptions of femininity and the reality of womanhood, among other work. 

The readers are the wonderful Shinji Moon, Kristin Chang, Purvi Shah, Shira Erlichman, Claudia Cortese, Sarah Ghoshal, readings from Fragments of Persephone from poet Jeanann Verlee, Orison Books author, Stella Vinitchi Radulescu

The reading will be at the Bluestockings Bookstore on July 10th from 7PM-9PM. There is no cover fee, but a donation tin for Bluestockings will be passed around at the event. Donations for WT will not be accepted at the event so if you’d like to donate to Winter Tangerine, please do so here: www.wintertangerine.com/donate

See you there!

According to a new poll from CBS News and the New York Times, eight out of ten Democratic voters would like to see Hillary Clinton run for president in 2016, nearly double the enthusiasm shown for any other candidate from either of the United States’ two primary political parties. Several potential candidates found support among just over 40 percent of their party, including Vice President Joe Biden and former Florida governor Jeb Bush; however, none of the figures in the poll came close to matching the approval of the former Secretary of State. (Photo courtesy of Angela Radulescu) source