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I’m an illustration student – which is basically just an excuse to go see animated movies as an adult without children and not look creepy. So yes, that’s why I as a 21- year-old woman have intense opinions on todays animated features – especially when it comes to gender and race representation. Animated movies are feeding the creative parts of our children’s brains and it’s important to be critical of children’s media to make sure every child sees themselves represented. This is why I’m beyond psyched to see that DreamWorks...
The past few years have seen an explosion of retro-leaning, surf-y bands with style for days. But our favorites, bar none, are the Dum Dum Girls. Led by frontwoman Dee Dee Penny, the band is known for its updated girl-group sound and goth-princess stagewear. Think the Shangri-Las (if they smoked a lot more weed) or the Ronettes (if they traded their beehives for black leather jackets.) Their third LP Too True finds the band departing from its ’60s sound in favor of something more ’80s—fewer hooks, slower...
Looks like Orange Is the New...back. (Sorry.) Despite the onslaught of other binge-able TV shows in the interim months (True Detective, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, etc.) the absense of Jenji Kohan's sleeper hit Netflix series has been felt. Much has already been written about how thrilling it is to see an unflinching depiction of women – almost exclusively women – moving through the annals of prison. So many former taboos in a single show! In Piper and Alex, we've discovered one of television's...
Dive deep into contemplation today, at the opening of a new, artist-curated warehouse show: RESONANCE: The Thoughts Before Thought. RESONANCE opens April 17 (today, people) and closes on April 27 at the Headscapes Warehouse at 26-19 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City, Queens. In this group show, multiple talented artists collaborate to transform a warehouse into a metaphysical experience. In its press release, RESONANCE relates the show to psychoanalyst Carl Jung’s dream work and the possibility of “magic instead of certainty." Featured artists include: Jade Brandt Ryan C....
The photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko spent much of his childhood in nature; following his father on mushroom hunting expeditions, he often crouched to the ground in rapt fascination with the tiny, slimy, and colorful wonderland of bugs. As an adult, he returns to this kingdom of imagination, cataloguing the daily lives of snails. Breaking from the objectivity of traditional nature photography, Mishchenko’s soulful images read like a children’s storybook, filled with unexpected emotionality and suspense. The expertly-shot macro images frame the miniature snail landscapes in miraculous detail,...
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