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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
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
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
  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
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
  It’s safe to say that artist and journalist Alexandra Penney is a bit of a feminist powerhouse. Not only did she create the iconic pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness, but her work has returned time and again to women’s issues, whether she’s serving at the helm of Self Magazine or making photographs of blowup sex dolls as commentary on women and objectification. Throughout her fine-art career, she has continued to revisit one other subject: flora. Read More
      Lately, our great nation has had some up and downs with feminism. We’ve seen blows to abortion rights, birth control access and equal pay, and the recoil of protections against domestic violence. In 2012, Liora K decided to do something about it. She reached for her camera. She wanted something that could be shared quickly, something that was easy to understand.   Liora’s work stems from a belief in intersectional feminism, and seeks to highlight women from a variety of backgrounds, races, and sizes. “Women are varied and diverse. Read More
There is no denying the lack of people (especially women) of color in art work. White women are aplenty, however – Mona Lisa, the Girl with the Pearl Earring, and The Birth of Venus, to name a few. That lack of diversity needs to change – it's the 21st Century, for crying out loud.  Thankfully, the Art Hoe Collective exists, and their aim is to change art for the better. In an interview with Buzzfeed, co-founder Jam, explains women of color in art are usually hyper-sexualized, "whether it be in music, paintings, photographs. Read More
To all the females who walk the streets of New York in fear of getting catcalled, this mural is for you. The mural, created by artists Danielle McDonald and Jazmine Hayes, will be revealed in full on August 28 at 10 a.m. next to a Food Bazaar Supermarket in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn.  As depicted in the teaser above, this form of sexual harassment is not a compliment and it needs to be stopped. Although a mural is hardly the end-all to the problem, it does detail the reality of what it's like to be a woman in the city and is a start nonetheless. Read More
  Draw Inspiration from Sun-Drenched Spots this Summer with this Hot Stuff Wear your art on your sleeves with palm prints from Aussie brand Gorman. Greenhouse Shirt, $189 AUD, Gormanshop.com.au Handcrafted specs to shade your peepers from the sun. Maple Wood Sunglasses In Skinny Teal, $70, tmbrs.com   Exotic fruits and organic ingredients to keep your body beautiful. Brazilian Mango Grapefruit Solid Perfume, $9, Pacificabeauty.com; Lemon Body Lotion, $9, Organicfactory.etsy.com   Have a good hair day, even in the heat, with a spotty scarf. Read More