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Trish Burger is a creative and spiritual hynotherapist and artist who will be joining us as a teacher at the BUST School For Creative Living, which will take place December 8th and 9th during the BUST Craftacular Holiday at Brooklyn Expo in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Trish will be teaching a workshop on past life regression, and will also have her crystal jewelry available for sale as a vendor.   In this interview, Trish gives us an idea of her practice and what we can anticipte to experience with her.   Hi...
Juliana Huxtable is wearing blue lipstick, bright pink tights, a plaid miniskirt, and a floral top when she goes onstage at Detroit's Church of the Messiah—a 130-year-old building that's home to a social justice-minded congregation—to speak about "Seeing and Being Seen." She's part of a panel on the subject as part of Culture Lab Detroit; later, she'll end the day with a 1 a.m. DJ set at the nightclub Olympus Hall. This ability to be equally at home speaking on a panel at a church, lecturing in an art...
  If you’re tired of listening to men talk politics—and let’s be real, who isn’t?—Season of the Bitch is the leftist, intersectional podcast you probably need. With a rotation of six hosts (the coven) and guests including author and organizer Jane McAlevey and author and poet Chavisa Woods, Season of the Bitch aims to highlight voices of those who aren’t cis men. The podcast, which has now been going strong for over a year, is full of witchy feminist goodness, with topics including Mental Health Under Capitalism,...
Take it from activist, filmmaker, and writer dream hampton: your conception of Detroit's "rebirth" is probably wrong. "People don't want to talk about race," hampton tells me. "There's this idea that has been given to a whole generation that to talk about race is racism, which is nuts. So they don't want to talk about the idea that a 'rejuvenation' or a 'Renaissance' is couched in this idea that white people are finally moving back to Detroit—spoken or unspoken. Black people have always been here,...
Legendary funk rock musician—and Joe's Pub Vanguard Residency and Award recipeint—Nona Hendryx collaborated with photographer Carrie Mae Weems, theater director Niegel Smith, and choreographer Francesca Harper to create an immersive multimedia installation and concert called Refrigerated Dreams, which debuts this Saturday, October 27th at Joe's Pub in New York City. Inspired by Weems' The Kitchen Table Series, Refrigerated Dreams is a work-in-progress directed by Smith and featuring choreography and performances by Harper, Josh Johnson, and The Francesca Harper Project, along with original music by Hendryx. The set-up: A man invites...
  As a function-over-fashion type, I walk into clothing stores with the evils of capitalism in mind—“impulse purchase” is not in my lexicon. But one day in the back corner of an L.A. vintage shop, I spotted a pair of black Chelsea boots with fire-truck-red lining. I didn’t even have to check the size. I knew they were mine and I bought them on the spot. Since then, these boots have been a talisman, offering protection from anyone who aims to destroy my confidence. Every time...
American filmmaker and photographer Alex Prager has found her place in the contemporary canon. Her images are unmistakable: elaborate tableaux invoking eerie, stylized women, technicolor crowds, and ambiguous emotions. References span from classic Hollywood to modern pop culture to ’60s art-house cinema. Prager’s art is Emmy-award winning, featured in museums such as the MoMA and publications including The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and W. Now, Prager’s distinctive vision can be appreciated in the first career retrospective, Silver Lake Drive. The upcoming title offers a comprehensive...
Seattle-based artist Natalie Krick’s latest message? Sexuality has no age. The Nude Grandmothers project, a series of nude portraits of older women, began as a collaboration between Krick and photo editor Amanda Gorence. “The impetus was to create a celebratory and liberating piece that explores female sensuality later in life, and how it evolves,” Gorence says of the series. “Women are often ‘aged out’ of conversations around sexuality at a certain point. We wanted to demystify that idea.” Krick’s art often challenges perceptions of beauty, femininity, and...
Swedish-American conceptual artist Michele Pred is no stranger to art performance activism. Since 2016, she has been a member of For Freedoms, an artist-run platform inviting creative expressions of civic engagment. You may know her from her amazing neon purses with sayings like Pro Choice, #METOO, Times up etc. Last December, she curated the Parade Against Patriarchy in Miami during Miami Art Week. It's a career defined by a singular mission: using art–and inspiring artists–to provoke a more radical tomorrow. Now, she’s taking the fight for America's midterm elections to New...
It’s hard not to picture an indulgent Insta #THOTTIE when you hear the phrase “selfie queen.” But in Japan, a hilarious (and sometimes hilariously morbid) 90-year-old photographer named Kimiko Nishimoto is gaining a social media following any millennial would envy. Her most popular self-portraits on Instagram (@kimiko_nishimoto) are also her most maudlin: crushed by a wayward vehicle; levitating while making alms to dead relatives; bagged on the street with the week’s recycling. Nishimoto’s satirical take on death and old age sweetly contrasts with the experimental nature...