THE HEALING POWER OF THE GIANTESS: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST MEG LIONEL MURPHY

Artist Meg Lionel Murphy is constantly thinking about bodies: how they heal, how they’re affected by their environment, how they present themselves, how they become sites for violence and pain, how they assert power. Her paintings, which often revolve around giant female-presenting bodies, stand as colorful, maximalist tributes to embodiment and empowerment. Surrounded by flowers…

KAMALA HARRIS’ HISTORIC VP APPOINTMENT

California senator Kamala Harris has been named as Joe Biden’s running mate, making her the first ever Black woman and the first person of Asian descent to earn that position. The choice carries a special weight in this election cycle, as Biden has said he’d be “a transition candidate,” hinting that if health problems arise…

7 PODCASTS TO GET LOST IN RIGHT NOW

Podcasts are great tools for pacifying a laundry list of ails these days. You can listen for the feeling of company when there is none, for background noise to cheer up mundane household tasks, or just to break up the day and have a laugh. They’re also a great way to be entertained and informed…

A LOOK INTO MANIFESTATION TRENDING ON TIKTOK

With the deterioration of the terrestrial, TikTokers are turning to the cosmic. The hashtag #manifestation has over three billion views on the social media platform, with videos of (mostly) young women teaching their audiences how to use the power of their minds to attain whatever they want, be it self-love, material goals, dreams of travel,…

FLO MILLI: QUEEN OF THE BRATS

If a song starts with the phrase “Flo Milli shit, ho.” It’s probably a summer anthem, and you should keep listening to it. Like many of her peers, Flo Milli first found fame on the internet. Edits on Instagram circulated her remix of Playboi Carti’s “Beef,” and then went certifiably viral on TikTok, soundtracking thousands…

REMEMBERING THE WOMEN OF WARHOL’S WORLD

In the 1960s and 70s, Andy Warhol’s Factory in Midtown Manhattan was a playground for orgiastic artistic freedom, multi-media experimentation, and sexual expression. Warhol surrounded himself with enigmatic characters known as “Superstars”-collaborators, muses, and friends- all of whom played integral roles in his artistic vision and output. These artists, though they often exist only in…

10 VIRTUAL ART EXHIBITS TO EXPLORE ONLINE

With the reopening of museums in New York City being pushed back indefinitely, and with art fairs being almost unilaterally canceled or delayed, some galleries and museums have adapted their work for accessibility from home. Online viewing rooms, virtual experiences, and videos offer a way to connect with art that you might not get to…

10 SUSTAINABLE FASHION BRANDS TO SUPPORT

Finding ways to reduce our personal environmental impact can be overwhelming. There’s so much to be done, and, we might feel like small players in a gigantic cause, but what we can control is what we buy, and our closets are a great place to start. A few clothing brands have risen to the eco-conscious…

PRO-LIFE AND PRO-CHOICE ACTIVISTS ALIKE RECKON WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S EUGENICIST ROOTS

On Tuesday, the New York branch of Planned Parenthood announced that they’re removing birth control activist and Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s name from their Manhattan Health Center, citing her eugenicist beliefs. In a statement, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York called the removal “both a necessary and overdue step to reckon with our legacy…

NYC MUSEUMS GRAPPLE WITH DELAYED REOPENING

As New York City moves into phase four of its reopening plan, Governor Cuomo announced that museums and other large indoor cultural spaces will remain closed indefinitely. While zoos and outdoor gardens have been permitted to open at a lowered capacity, indoor attractions pose a higher risk for the spread of COVID-19. Mr. Cuomo recently…

JAMES COHAN PRESENTS NEW EXHIBITION BY GRACE WEAVER

Grace Weaver "STEPS" James Cohan, NYC July 15, 2020 - September 12, 2020 at Walker St., July 15, 2020 - September 13, 2020 at 291 Grand St. James Cohan present STEPS, an exhibition of new work by Grace Weaver, on view from July 15 through September 12 at 48 Walker St and September 13 at 291 Grand St.…

MOVIES ABOUT YOUNG WOMEN TO REVISIT FROM THE 2000s

There’s nothing wrong with a bit of nostalgia these days, even to a not-too-long-ago time. Y2K-era trends are back in a big way from butterfly clips to platform sandals, and the internet is full of aughts-appreciation, even for those who might have been too young to remember it. But beyond Paris Hilton and flip phones,…

TANYA BONAKDAR GALLERY REOPENS WITH “THE RETURN OF THE REAL”

The Return of the Real Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York July 16 — August 28, 2020 Tanya Bonakdar Gallery announces the reopening of the gallery to the public with a group exhibition of new and recent work by gallery artists entitled, "The Return of the Real.” Quoting the title of Phil Collins' 2006 exhibition that…

IS CANCEL CULTURE HURTING US?

#RipEllen recently trended on Twitter. No, the network TV mega-star hasn’t unexpectedly passed away. The hashtag is merely the latest example of Ellen hatred, where users are mock-mourning a smattering of images of short-haired celebrities from Kathy Bates to Niall Horan. This gag, which may seem harsh to some and hilarious to others, is born…

REAL LIFE ROMANCE ON NETFLIX’S DATING AROUND

Reality TV is the often the most compelling when it is just that: reality. In the world of dating shows, though, realness is often in short order. Popular shows like The Bachelor, Love Island, and the outrageous Too Hot To Handle seem to favor grandeur over substance, shock value over connection. Enter Dating Around, a…

WHAT IS COTTAGECORE AND WHY IS IT RESONATING RIGHT NOW?

The internet holds seemingly infinite subcultures- pockets of alternative realities made entirely of images and text, ripe to be traversed by the yearning user. One of those alcoves currently capturing the online imagination is cottagecore, a cozy virtual home many are flocking to in the face of non-virtual woes. Cottagecore celebrates everything pastoral: peasant dresses,…

KANYE WEST’S PRESIDENTIAL RUN: HOAX OR HERO?

In the latest addition to the disturbing game of Mad Libs that is 2020, Kanye West is running for president. On July 4th, the rapper-cum-fashion designer-cum-media mogul posted the announcement to Twitter, quickly gaining over one million favorites. West first planted the seed of a presidential run at the 2015 Video Music Awards, during an…

NEW FITNESS WITH OLD HANG-UPS: A LOOK AT WORK OUT QUEENS CHLOE TING AND MORE RISING TO THE CHALLENGE

If there’s a fitness icon that will come to define 2020, it’s probably Chloe Ting. She’s at least the most memed. A 34-year-old Australian YouTuber (originally from Brunei), Ting now has over eight million subscribers, and has become the unofficial face of quarantine fitness, especially among the social media generation. She has become emblematic of…

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