BY Holiday Black
on Oct 16, 2015
Jana Hunter has lived many lives when it comes to music - and life in general. After starting out as a solo musician, Hunter has now been working with her band, Lower Dens (on the label Ribbon Music), for eight years. Lower Dens' music has gone through changes, always subtly interrogating the binaries that govern our modern world. Formerly characterized by brooding, corner-lurker tones, Lower Dens' most recent release, Escape from Evil, is a slight shift towards the candy-like synth riffs of the 80s.
Hunter has been a voice for non-hetero-white-dudes in the music industry. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Oct 13, 2015
Dewey-Hagborg collected DNA from this gum to create this face
Chicago-based artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg, 33, has loved science since she was a child. And her ongoing project, Stranger Visions, is an eerie and surprising intersection of these two passions. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Sep 28, 2015
Do oil paintings make you think of The Mona Lisa or The Venus Of Urbino? Artist Janet Bruesselbach is modernizing the medium with a series of gorgeous, full-body oil portraits of transgender women called Daughters Of Mercury.
With the goal of “celebrating the beauty and diversity of trans women,” Bruesselbach is currently running her second fundraiser for the project on Indiegogo. Read More
BY kaya payseno
on Sep 22, 2015
Be in conversation with art and each other: Harlem United presents con-vHER-sa-tions, an interactive art exhibition benefitting the Alliance for Lupus Research and Endometriosis Foundation of America.
Visitors will be encouraged to interact with the art, in various ways, including adding to certain pieces. The works address a plurality of issues having to do with womanhood centering around health and body image. Read More
BY kaya payseno
on Sep 18, 2015
Before froyo and studio apartments that cost more a month than any car I will ever own, the Lower East Side was home to those with no other housing options. Though almost uninhabitable, the then dilapidated and abandoned buildings became a haven for a vibrant community of squatters who worked to make them livable.
Photographer Ash Thayer found herself entering this world, like many others, through force of circumstance. No money. No options. Read More