BY Alexa Salvato
on Jun 01, 2015
Mercado Sagrado — or Sacred Market — is an annual celebration of the "canyon spirit": The festivities feature artisan goods, healing arts, live music, and what is perhaps best described as really positive vibes. Hosted by Carly Jo Morgan and Heather Culp on May 2 and 3 in Topanga, California and set deep in Malibu Canyon, this year's fest was surrounded by mountains and old growth oak groves; it was also steeped in nouveau bohemian makers and curators of vintage goods from around the country. Read More
BY Alexa Salvato
on May 27, 2015
Mary Ellen Mark, the groundbreaking American photojournalist and photographer, passed away in New York this May due to myelodysplastic syndrome (which affects the bone marrow) at the age of 75. A consistent theme in Mark's work was attention to people on the margins, people who wouldn’t usually be in the spotlight and certainly not in such a respectful lens. The subjects were most often women and children. According to Philly.com, her career began when she photographed drug addicts in London in the ‘60s for Look magazine—a gutsy, unglamorous pitch that was all her idea. Read More
BY Kathryn Hensch
on May 26, 2015
Alex Elle is a writing goddess whose words make us melt. We’re majorly jealous of the talent this lady possesses. We picked some of our favorite quotes of hers, but you can find more of her writing (as well as breathtaking photos) on her Instagram. Alex has also authored and self-published two amazing books, Words From a Wanderer and Love in My Language. Get ready for some serious inspiration.
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BY Bee Gray
on May 20, 2015
According to one of the most unsettling, and relentless, social norms, a woman's value is directly proportionate to her physical beauty. It’s the idea that if we don’t meet outdated physical standards- namely small, petite, dainty, meek—then we become invisible. If we are too fat, too tall, too masculine, too loud, too bold, or if we claim empowerment and visibility on our own terms, then society wants to look away. Luckily, there are growing movements to break conventional beauty standards once and for all. Read More
on May 13, 2015
Looking for something to do in Brooklyn tonight? Check out "Another Fucking Group Show," 8 'til late at Superchief Gallery on 66 Greenpoint Ave. The bands start at 9 pm, and you can check out the crazy installations from artists in the Frontal Labatomy space all night. Seriously, get there if you can. Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on May 07, 2015
When celebrated artist Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera locked her clothing in a room that he ordered not be opened until 15 years after his death. True to Rivera's wishes, photographer Isiuchi Miyako only gained access to Kahlo's belongings in 2004, and took these amazing pictures.
There's something especially powerful about this look at Kahlo's most intimate possessions: It could be the fact that it reminds us the artist was a human, not just a legend. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on May 04, 2015
When someone says, "I have a special gift for making people feel comfortable in front of my camera," you're inclined to disbelieve them. We've all taken awkward school photos and family portraits. But when Sarah Deragon says it, it's 100% true.
Deragon is the mastermind behind The Identity Project, a black-and-white photo series that documents individuals within the LGBTQ community. "Since we are constantly bombarded with online images these days, I'm so happy that the project has continued to stand out and build momentum vs. Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on May 01, 2015
Haters gonna hate, but the members of The Prancing Elite aren’t letting that stop them. “When you’re a Prancing Elite, you come in fighting,” member Adrian Clemons, 24, told Kevin Fallon about the criticism the troupe faces dancing in their hometown of Mobile, Alabama. Suffice to say it isn't easy to be black or gay or both in certain red states.
In order to counter bigotry and keep fighting that good fight, the Prancing Elites teamed up with PFLAG to create a PSA. Read More
BY Bee Gray
on May 01, 2015
Vintage filters have long been trending (thanks, Instagram!). Slap a little sepia on most photos and you can transform a passing moment into an instantly nostalgic and unforgettable pic. We all do it — because brunch look so much better when it’s all gold and hazy and looks like a perfect cut-out from a 1967 Home & Garden shoot, obviously — and filters are getting so good that frankly it's sometimes tough to tell anymore whether or not a photograph is a throwback or something you shot on a phone. Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Apr 28, 2015
Think back to your first tattoo. Maybe it happened in the basement of a friend’s house, crudely accomplished with a needle and string. Or perhaps you got inked in a shop with some burly dude behind the counter questioning your commitment to the tiny design you’d like forever etched onto your wrist. For plenty of people, doubt is a common theme for their first foray into the world of body modification. But while the first tattoo can be slightly awkward, and certainly nerve-wracking, it’s easy to get addicted to the buzz of the needle. Read More