Fashion Killa: A$AP Rocky and Fashion

A$AP Rocky, a member of the Harlem rap collective A$AP Mob, released his last large scale musical project, and second studio album, in 2015, “AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP”. For the past year, Rocky has been teasing fans with a third studio album, “Testing”, set to release sometime in the summer of 2018. Rocky has spent the first few months of 2018 slowly releasing promotional tracks, music videos, and … Continue reading Fashion Killa: A$AP Rocky and Fashion

What I did & Who I Saw: SXSW 2018

As you all know from reading the ‘About’ page, I am a lowly college student, and this year for spring break a few of my friends and I decided to stay in Austin and go to SXSW. If you don’t exactly know what SXSW is, i’ll briefly explain it to the best of my ability. The SXSW official website states: “The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference … Continue reading What I did & Who I Saw: SXSW 2018

Stop Telling Women To Smile

As we enter into Women’s History Month, it is important to remember that the fight for equality is far from over. While we celebrate and commemorate the prolific wonder-women of our past, it is also important to support the women of our present. The women who are using their positions and talents to aggressively combat hegemonic societal norms that stand in the way of progress … Continue reading Stop Telling Women To Smile

Behind the Portraits: The artists who painted the Obama’s Smithsonian portraits

Kehinde Wiley is a New York based artist who grew up in Los Angeles. Wiley’s works consist of large portraits of black and brown bodies. The complexity of Wiley’s work stems from the “juxtaposed inversion” of the subject and stylistic aesthetic for his portraits. Wiley started his career in portraiture by painting images of local men in harlem against bright textile backgrounds reminiscent of the … Continue reading Behind the Portraits: The artists who painted the Obama’s Smithsonian portraits

Indie Music for Beginners

Indie music, or independent music, originated as a music genre that was produced independently from major commercial record labels. Throughout the past few years, and because of the ease streaming services provides to listeners, indie music has been popularized, and diversified. Indie, or Alternative, is an interesting genre of music, because it doesn’t have one specific sound, and features artists that pull from many different genres … Continue reading Indie Music for Beginners