ACTIVISTS PROMOTE ABORTION PILL AMID MOUNTING THREATS TO CLINICS

South Carolina has become the latest state to jeopardize women’s health by vilifying and attempting to outlaw abortion. On April 26th three male Republicans on the state’s subcommittee outvoted their two female Democratic colleagues in support of S.217, more commonly known as the personhood bill. The Republican votes mean that the bill, which defines a fertilized…

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REPORTER IN HIDING AFTER BREAKING NEWS OF GAY DEATH CAMPS IN CHECHNYA

Yesterday, April 26, Elena Milashina, the Russian journalist who first revealed Chechnya’s systematic torture of gay men in the publication Novaya Gazeta, went into hiding following death threats. It is believed that the threats were partly motivated by a widely publicized sermon in which 15,000 people were present at a Chechen mosque where Muslim clerics called…

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GET TO KNOW THE LEGENDARY WOMEN OF THE ‘SHE INSPIRES’ ART EXHIBITION

SHE INSPIRES A Group Exhibition Curated by Indira Cesarine A Portion of Proceeds to Benefit She Should Run OPENING RECEPTION May 2nd, 6-9pm EXHIBITION ON VIEW MAY 3 – 20, 2017 THE UNTITLED SPACE
 45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W
NYC 10013 From May 2 - 20, The Untitled Space Gallery will present SHE INSPIRES, an art exhibition featuring…

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HILLARY CLINTON AND BERNIE SANDERS: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

“As a person, I’m O.K., as an American, I’m pretty worried.” -Hillary Clinton Understandably, Hillary Clinton has laid low since her heartbreaking presidential defeat in November. While many of us wish she had won, her absence from the public eye does seem to have lent her a previously unheard frankness. The former Secretary of State…

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RESISTANCE ROUNDUP – THIS WEEK’S MOST CREATIVE ACTS OF PROTEST

Every day Donald Trump does something else that is worth protesting. The past week was no exception to the rule - big names came out for a rally against Trump’s proposed cuts to arts funding, female artists channeled the Guerrilla Girls with creative acts of resistance and LGBTQ activists danced the night away in front…

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THE ART OF CONTROVERSY: EMMETT TILL @ THE WHITNEY BIENNIAL

The artist roster of the  2017 Whitney Biennial is one of the most ethnically diverse in the event’s history (or really in the history of any biennial at a major art institution) but it is a painting by a white woman that is receiving the most attention in the show and has quickly become the…

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NO ROOM FOR THE ARTS IN TRUMP’S ‘AMERICA FIRST’ BUDGET

In a move that is heartbreaking to many and shocking to none, the Trump administration has proposed detrimental budget cuts (in some cases total elimination) of federally funded arts and humanities foundations. On March 16th, “America First” - A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again" was released and it includes plans to end the National Endowment…

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CELEBRATE THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ‘JUNO’ & SUPPORT PLANNED PARENTHOOD

“I’m calling to procure a hasty abortion.” -Ellen Page in 'Juno' When Juno came out in 2007 it was one of the first films to capture the millennial zeitgeist and to treat the subject of teen pregnancy with a frankness and humor that opened an important discussion for audiences across America. Fast forward ten years and…

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KOONS & COPYRIGHT – FRENCH COURT SETS NEW PLAGIARISM PRECEDENT

A French court may have just set a major precedent for copyright cases involving visual art. Last week judges ruled that famous artist, Jeff Koons was guilty of plagiarism for his 1988 sculpture, Naked. The porcelain artwork is part of Koons’ Banality series and features a nude young boy and girl standing together over a…

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MUSIC & POLITICS @ SXSW 2017

South By Southwest has long been a Texas vacation destination for indie music fans and while emerging bands are still the focus of the fest, this year’s events have marked a growing focus on technology and social awareness. It's only midway through SXSW (which is from March 10th through 19th) and already it’s been home…

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TRUMP DAMAGES EPA AS SESSIONS COMES UNDER FIRE FOR RUSSIAN CONNECTIONS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bVmtHWVH_0 If the past days have been any indication, the phrase “March Madness” is about to take on a political meaning. Since taking office, Donald Trump has acted on his election promise to severely limit the Environmental Protection Agency. On the campaign trail he stated “We are going to get rid of it in almost…

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ROLLS BACK LGBTQ RIGHTS BY REVOKING BATHROOM PROTECTIONS

During the election, many were opposed to Donald Trump because they feared that his presidency would signal a rollback in LGBTQ rights. Yesterday, on February 22, he confirmed these suspicions when his administration rescinded landmark Obama-era guidance that invoked federal law Title IX to order public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms of their…

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WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD WILL STRIKE ON MARCH 8TH

On January 21st millions of people came together for the Women’s March on Washington and sister marches around the globe. Determined not to lose momentum, the organizers of the Women’s March have been using social media to announce an upcoming general strike, A Day Without a Woman, when "women and our allies will act together for…

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FASHION’S MOST FAMOUS SHOW THEIR SOLIDARITY IN “I AM AN IMMIGRANT” PSA

In the wake of Donald Trump’s first attempt at the Muslim travel and immigration ban and as families are being broken up by I.C.E. raids and deportations, it’s increasingly important to express solidarity for those put in danger by the current administration. Enter in the fashion industry - while some designers have vast histories of…

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TWELVE DAYS OF TRUMP – HIS ACTIONS SINCE THE INAUGURATION

It’s been a little over 10 days since the presidential inauguration and already the nation is reeling from Trump’s actions. Citizens are protesting, Democratic senators are boycotting & impeachment rumors swirl.  Let’s take a look at the damage that the Donald has inflicted on the nation since January 20th. Ban on Immigration Last week Trump…

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ACTORS TURN AWARDS INTO AWARENESS AT THE SAG AWARDS – SEE THE SPEECHES

Actors spurred on by recent events (and perhaps by Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech) used the awards stage as a political platform at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 29th. Thankfully giving no heed to Donald Trump’s recent comment that “Celebs hurt the cause,” award-winning actors gave impassioned acceptance speeches that ranged from angry…

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MERYL & MUSIC DOMINATE THE 2017 GOLDEN GLOBES

It seems that Hollywood is ready to ditch the drama and indulge in some cinematic escapism. On January 8th, at the 74th Golden Globe Awards, the movie-musical La La Land danced its way into film history by receiving seven awards including best actress in a musical or comedy for Emma Stone and best actor for…

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80 FEMALE ARTISTS UNITE FOR “UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN” EXHIBIT THIS JANUARY

UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN A Group Exhibition of Female Artists Curated by Indira Cesarine A Portion of Proceeds to Benefit the ERA COALITION and the Fund for Women’s Equality EXHIBITION ON VIEW January 17 - February 5, 2017 January 17th Opening 6pm – 9pm More events to be announced THE UNTITLED SPACE
 45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W NYC 10013…

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WORLD MOURNS THE LOSS OF GEORGE MICHAEL – SUPERSTAR MUSICIAN AND GLOBAL HEARTTHROB

In a year marked by the deaths of David Bowie and Prince, the world is now mourning the loss of another music superstar. On Christmas morning the death of musician George Michael was confirmed by his manager, Michael Lippman, who told The Hollywood Reporter that Faith artist died of heart failure “in bed, lying peacefully.” He was…

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PROTESTS, PETITIONS & RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE AS ELECTORAL VOTE APPROACHES

The rollicking roller coaster ride of election 2016 just won’t stop. The first half of December has seen the underwhelming results of Jill’s Stein’s recount efforts in three states (Michigan’s was not completed, Pennsylvania’s never started, and Trump still came out on top in Wisconsin with an additional 131 votes), various controversial cabinet picks, and…

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