Entertainment

The Resistance Revival Chorus’ debut album could not have come at a better moment. This Joy, out today via Righteous Babe Records, provides exactly what we all need at such a pivotal and uncertain time—hope. A collective of over 70 women and non-binary activists, the Resistance Revival Chorus was founded in the wake of the 2017 Women’s March. Their aim has always been to uplift the voices of women and non-binary people, especially people of color, through protest songs. Since their formation, they’ve backed Kesha at...
CRICKETS is a politically charged dance-punk project led by Le Tigre’s JD Samson along with Faith No More’s Roddy Bottum and MEN’s Michael O’Neill. Consisting of only vocals, a guitar, a synthesizer, and a drum machine, the album is an exercise in minimalism that is heavily influenced by post-punk and electropop. At its best, CRICKETS is high-energy and danceable rock ‘n’ roll—see album standouts like the emotional banger “Never” and “Bike lane,” an ode to queer music. Though some of the slower tracks could use...
Election Defenders, a nonpartisan group of volunteers fighting voter suppression, has teamed up with the musical movement, Joy to the Polls, to ease voter anxiety through curated playlists. The campaign started in Philadelphia this October, gathering artists to perform outside various voting sites across the country.          View this post on Instagram                   Voting should be a celebration! Thank you to @sunraarkestraofficial for bringing #JoyToThePolls in Philly!! . Photos: @kishabari A post shared by #JoyToThePolls (@joytothepolls) on Nov 3, 2020 at...
Lauren Paige Richeson is a chef based in France who started her career at Project Parlor in Bed-Stuy, but her newest project is all about one of the most talked-about foods of the 2010s: the mighty avocado! Hailed as the ultimate millennial fuel and the reason young people can’t afford to buy houses, Richeson’s Avocado Obsession is filled with creative and easy recipes that go beyond your typical avo toast. Richeson got her start by recreating recipes from restaurants that she wanted to try but...
Martha Haversham will forever change how you see street trash—the U.K. artist designs high-fashion outfit collages using litter. With the help of scissors, paper, glue, and staples, a cupcake wrapper becomes a pleated skirt, sugar packets are made into cropped pants, and a wilted strawberry top is transformed into a delightful fascinator. She works on the floor while listening to music, then captures her work as a still-life photograph. “The found object always dictates the outfit,” Haversham explains of her series called “Smallditch” (also her...
Getting to Center: Pathways to Finding Yourself Within the Great UnknownBy Marlee Grace(William Morrow & Company) Marlee Grace first danced into our social media feeds (and straight into our hearts) back in 2015 on her Instagram account @personalpractice, a daily documentation of Grace dancing in different environments. The simple yet inspiring project stood out as a gem in the emotional minefield that is social media by creating a space for vulnerability and openness. Grace uses this same approach on her personal account, @marleegrace, where she shares personal anecdotes...
With the U.S. presidential election coming up in just a matter of days, this hasn’t been the easiest week for anyone. Luckily, we have some new songs, books, and movies that will make the next seven days just a little sweeter. Read on for our top picks. MOVIES/TV Kindred   In this horror film, a pregnant woman (Tamara Lawrance) moves in with Margaret, the mother of her deceased boyfriend (Fiona Show) and becomes afraid that Margaret—and her stepson—have terrifying ulterior motives. Out November 6. MUSIC/PODCASTS Positions by Ariana Grande Grande’s seventh studio album,...
Fiona Silver’s glamorous cover of the 1959 classic "Love Potion No.9" is dropping today on Spotify and all music platforms. The song features Dennis Dunaway, the iconic founding and present member of Alice Cooper's band, and the accompanying video is an enviable spooky dance party full of gimmicky costumes and '60s-inspired Halloween decor. Silver is decked out in a sparkly dress fit for Jessica Rabbit, standing on an eerily cobwebbed stage. Although the song is a familiar spooky tune, Silver’s sultry delivery and infectious joy give...
Gavin Turek, Sofi Tukker, Lauren Ruth Ward, Boh Doran, Dresage, Elizabeth Woolf, and BELLSAINT share some words of encouragement for their fellow Americans.  We can pridefully say that voter suppression tactics did *not* make it onto this year's ballot, because ‘VOTE’ and ‘REGISTER TO VOTE’ are currently trending. If you’re active on Instagram, you know that the platform is spreading voter resources like ad-wildfire, and it’s become cool to help others navigate their way through this upcoming election. Certain celebrities have even made it fashionable to...
Content Warning: Brief mention of suicide  “Half of the battle of having powers is believing you do.” For the four young witches in The Craft: Legacy, winning this battle means finding empowerment and sisterhood among their magic spells. The stand-alone sequel of the 1996 The Craft amps up the coming-of-age drama and loses the gimmicky (but loved) aesthetic choices. Zoe Lister-Jones wrote and directed the film, working with the old material to create a new coven. The sisterhood, made up of Frankie, Lily, Tabby, and Lourdes...