by Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson I watch a lot of films so I want to pay it forward and give you some of the best ones i’ve seen, if you’ve seen them already then you’re really lucky and if you haven’t then I urge you to indulge. Boogie Nights By Paul Thomas Anderson I adored the … Continue reading Films You Should Watch.
By Cy X Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. From the church spirituals that I never appreciated growing up to the old school R&B my mom would play when recounting stories of old lovers to the middle school school sanctioned dances that played Pretty Ricky and … Continue reading How the Archiving of My Family’s History Folded Time and Space For My Own Creative Practice
By Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson Last summer the Berlin image of white people partying beneath an “I can’t breathe” sign, George Floyd’s last words before he was killed by a cop, defines so much more than a ‘tone deaf’ reaction to that specific political climate but defines white people’s preference for an abstract engagement with racism, … Continue reading Clubs and Festivals Are Coming Back, But Where’s the Industry’s Fight Against Racism?
thoughts on a short film by Darren Cunningham and Lee Boutte
By Axmed Maxamed I have never been as excited for a general election as I am for this year’s. And many other members of minority groups in the Netherlands feel the same. Finally, we see a chance for a voice in parliament that will truly advocate for us. In the Netherlands we have a multi-party … Continue reading How the Black-led Bij1 Party in the Netherlands’ is Making Waves in the Upcoming Election
Essay and Photography by Gregory Harris Photographer Gregory Harris gives us a window into Ryan Davis, Massah Fofana, and RaFia Santana‘s work spaces and how they’ve made their own Brooklyn sanctuaries during this turbulent year. By some measures, New York City is the most widely-known urban space in our history. No other city has been … Continue reading Sanctuary: Exploring Artist’s Work Spaces in Brooklyn
By Mandy Alexander What started out as an investigation to find out how access to music equipment may hinder growth amongst marginalised DJs and music producers, resulted in me discovering how South Africa’s cities’ segregation plays a massive role in how different genres of music are heard. The past and current spatial planning undoubtedly influence … Continue reading How History, Wealth and Nepotism Determine Access in South Africa’s Segregated Dance Music Industry
Running Out of Space: Drexciya, Boards of Canada, and the Post 9/11 Digital Psychedelia You Haven’t Processed Yet
Part I: 20th Century Blur, Millennial Corruption We’re still grappling with the ways September 11th 2001 changed our lives. It was the end of the myth of America, even when that myth was only for a few. This day, if you had to pick one, ended our prior perceived notion of formality and decorum. Before, … Continue reading Running Out of Space: Drexciya, Boards of Canada, and the Post 9/11 Digital Psychedelia You Haven’t Processed Yet
Love and Theft: How the Appropriation of Negro Spirituals Taught America How to Sanitize Black Music
Radical historian S. David, investigates the cruelty of what’s lost in the translation of black expression into white notation
By Kuchenga Writer Kuchenga reflects on her personal challenges as a dark-skinned black woman to love herself in a world confronted with images and critics that make that challenge even harder I have been on a representation high recently. I subscribed to The Underbelly App and have been getting acquainted with my new yoga mat … Continue reading Fighting to Love Yourself in a World That Doesn’t Want You To
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