AI WEIWEI’S ‘HUMAN FLOW’: A FILM REVIEW

Artist Ai Weiwei is known to resist injustice and inequality through his various art forms and activism. In his newest film that just premiered at the Venice Film Festival, Human Flow, he does just that. Following, interacting, and interviewing the refugees from various locations from all over the world, Ai documents the turmoil that refugees…

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AN INCREASE OF HATE IN AMERICA: CHARLOTTESVILLE + BEYOND

This past weekend erupted into ciaos in Charlottesville, Virginia when counter-protesting created conflict that has left one protester dead, two state troopers dead due to a helicopter crash, and more than 30 people injured. This weekend has started a conflict not only in Charlottesville, but nationwide with those questioning the President and his connection to…

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JIM CARREY, GEORGE W. BUSH, AND MORE UNEXPECTED ARTISTS

Some people have hidden talents or hobbies, like being able to tap dance, knit, do magic tricks, or paint. With the right tools and dedication, anyone has the ability to be an artist. The following people have already made established careers in politics, music, or acting, but they have found a passion for art. Jim…

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SOLAR ECLIPSE: DO’S + DON’T’S

Everyone is buzzing about the first total solar eclipse to cross the United States in 99 years. Why wouldn't you be excited? The moon is going to perfectly align with the sun and create a night sky in the middle of the day - you can literally see stars and planets once it is a…

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GRACE MITCHELL’S UNDENIABLE PRESENCE: SHOW REVIEW

The 19-year-old indie-alternative rocker Grace Mitchell preformed at the Mercury Lounge to a buzzing sold out crowd. As the band was setting-up, people in the front row were peeking at the set lists that were placed across the stage, noting when or if their favorite songs would be played. Grace eventually stepped on stage to…

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TRUMP BANS TRANSGENDER PEOPLE FROM SERVING IN THE MILITARY

On July 26th, President Trump made an announcement in three tweets that "the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military." While this report is newsworthy, some people are not surprised since Trump and his administration have shown lack of support for the rights…

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TRUMP’S NEPOTISM AND HOW ITS NOTHING NEW

The Trump children have been working in the White House for their father, which has caused questions to the legality of the matter. Although it is nepotism, it is not illegal in this case. So what is the catch? They are not being paid. Even so, nepotism is nothing new to the White House. Presidential…

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KESHA IS BACK AND MORE EMPOWERED THAN EVER

Kesha came to fame in 2010 when she hit the charts with "TiK ToK" as a pop-party girl. She has now returned to the music industry after almost four years with two singles called "Praying" and "Woman." Within those four years, she has gone to rehab for an eating disorder and faced controversy with her…

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SWIMSUITS AND STRETCH MARKS ARE TAKING OVER INSTAGRAM

In recent years, models have been redefining society's view on body image by featuring models of differing sizes and not using photoshop to cover what the industry used to consider flaws, such as stretch marks. Super Model Ashley Graham is one of the leading models of the recent trend by being a proud plus size…

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TOP AUCTIONS SALES FROM THE ART MARKET

What are the top paintings sold in 2016? According to the most recent TEFAF Art Market Report, the top five artworks sold at auction in 2016 were sold at prices between $57 million - $82 million from artists such as Picasso, Monet, and Jean-Michel Basquat. Read all about the nail-biting auctions and the expensive bids below.…

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HOW SEXISM IN THE MEDIA EFFECTS WOMEN’S CAMPAIGNS

Statistics show that women comprise about 25% of the United States of America's state legislators. Some might wonder why. One answer is sexism in the media. A study by Lake Research Partners and Chesapeake Bay Consulting shows that sexism in media coverage of campaigns does not encourage women to run for office and lowers a…

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NYC PRIDE 2017 ENDS WITH A MARCH OF LOVE, RESISTANCE + PRIDE

NYC Pride 2017 consisted of many events, but the most anticipated event is the Pride March down 5th Avenue that ends on Christopher Street. The 48th NYC Pride March began and ended at a rainbow crosswalk and minutes before the march at the front line, motorcycles adorned in rainbow decor were parked in formation. Once it…

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IS IVANKA TRUMP A FAKE FEMINIST?

Last week, Us Weekly released an issue on June 7th with a cover story of Ivanka Trump and the headline “Why I Disagree with My Dad”, which is one of the many ways she has positioned herself to the media. Numerous headlines and social media posts have indicated people want Ivanka to persuade her father…

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NYC FREELANCERS CAN DEFEND THEIR RIGHTS UNDER LOCAL LAW 140

Those who freelance in New York City now have more legal rights and can learn how to utilize them. On May 15th, 2017, Local Law 140 took effect which establishes and enhances protection for freelance workers in New York City. The Mayor’s Office of Labor Policy and Standards (OLPS) has planned events to educate those…

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EDDIE ROSENSTEIN ON HIS DOCUMENTARY “THE FREEDOM TO MARRY”

"In the midst of this very scary time in America politics, here’s an American story that gay and non-gay people, in fact anyone who believes in equal rights and a constitutional democracy, can all take pride in." - Eddie Rosenstein Releasing digitally on June 6, the civil rights documentary “The Freedom to Marry” follows attorneys Evan Wolfson…

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WHAT THE INTERNET IS SAYING ABOUT THE “ROMPHIM”

For the past week, the internet has been flipping out about the latest trend in men’s fashion - the RompHim. The RompHim is a Kickstarter project by ACED Design that began on May 15th and over one week later, it has over 30 times the original $10,000 goal the company wanted to reach by June…

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REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS UNDER TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY

Women have been protesting in the streets with signs that say, “My body, my choice,” “Women’s rights are human rights,” “I am a woman not a womb” and “Want fewer abortions? Support Planned Parenthood.” More women are growing concerned about their reproductive rights since Donald J. Trump was elected president in November. Planned Parenthood reported…

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