CULTURE

THE CORONAVIRUS IMPACT – GET THE UPDATE ON GLOBAL EVENTS CANCELLED + POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

It has become increasingly clear that 2020, or at least a significant chunk of it, will be forever known as a giant blip on the world’s calendar of public events. Since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic, day after day new major events have been cancelled, from music and film festivals…

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CORONAVIRUS AND ITS IMPACT – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Embed from Getty Images Preventative Measures in NYC, Courtesy of Getty Images. As of today, there have been more than 121,000 people infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19), of which roughly 4,000 have died. Majority of those who have been infected, or have died, still remain in mainland China. However, this has become a global issue. Italy…

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HARVEY WEINSTEIN: A CONVICTED RAPIST

February 24, 2020 will forever mark a monumental day for sexual assault survivors and women everywhere. Monday morning, Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of a criminal sex act in the first degree, and rape in the third degree against Mimi Haleyi and Jessica Mann. Yet, this trial signified much more than just a verdict. It…

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SMITHSONIAN TO OPEN WOMEN’S HISTORY MUSEUM

In 2018, 103 women were elected or re-elected to the House of Representatives. Many refer to this as “The Year of the Woman” due to its record breaking numbers. Among these powerful women is Carolyn Maloney, Democratic Representative of New York. She is, and has been, spearheading the movement of establishing a Women’s History Museum…

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A STUDENT’S RESPONSE TO SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE’S SEX CULT SCANDAL

Early Tuesday morning, Lawrence “Larry” Ray was arrested in his New Jersey home on an array of charges, including sex trafficking, extortion, and forced labor of Sarah Lawrence College students dating back to 2010. The New York Times released an article Tuesday following the arrest, in which they highlighted the gruesome and upsetting details that…

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VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL FILES SUIT FOR RATIFICATION OF THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

The final three states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, Nevada, Illinois and Virginia (which ratified January 15, 2020) filed suit against U.S. Archivist David Ferriero on January 30th demanding he certify the ratification of the amendment. Under Article V of the Constitution, it takes three quarters of the country – 38 states – to…

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NATIONAL ARCHIVES BLURRED CRITICISM OF TRUMP IN A WOMEN’S MARCH PHOTOGRAPH

A bevy of powerful placards and slogans hovered over streets around the country last weekend at the Women’s March 2020, continuing a tradition that had begun in 2017 as a response to the election of the 45th President of the United States. And while “Trump Is Not My President” remains a perennial theme, the march…

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VIRGINIA RATIFIES THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT 38 YEARS AFTER THE DEADLINE + 2020 WOMEN’S MARCH

After being elected to Virginia’s state government for the first time in a generation, the Democrats are continuing to make history with the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday, January 15th . This makes Virginia the 38th state to advocate that the "equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or…

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RAVE MUSIC PUTS A POSITIVE SPIN ON PROTESTS IN COUNTRIES RIDDLED WITH CONFLICT

“Techno unites us,” says one sign that a protestor in Lebanon holds up to the night sky as hundreds of people gather in Martyrs’ Square in Beirut. Nationwide protests in Lebanon began last month as a response to the government’s lack of initiative in finding solutions to the economic crisis, the worst since the end…

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BROOKLYN MUSEUM ADDRESSES REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS CONTROVERSY WITH FILM FESTIVAL

Reproductive Rights Film Festival November 8th - 9th The Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY The Brooklyn Museum introduces a film festival devoted to reproductive rights, a highly politicized topic in 2019. It's been more than 4 decades since Roe v. Wade passed, and yet the conversation surrounding a women's right to choose if,…

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NEW YORK’S LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL, NEW FEST, CELEBRATES 30+ YEAR HISTORY

NEW YORK’S LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL October 23-29, 2019 Locations: VA Theatre - 333 W 23rd St. Cinépolis - Chelsea 260 W 23rd St. The LGBT Community Center - 208 W 13th St. New York's LGBTQ film festival kicked off its week-long celebration dedicated to representing women, men, and non-binary people in the LGBTQ community through…

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THE MET TO CELEBRATE ITS 150TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2020

The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently announced the critical components of its upcoming 150th-anniversary celebration in 2020, which include significant gifts of art from around the world. Exhibitions and dynamic programs examine art, history, and culture, engaging The Met's local and global communities. Highlights of the year include the exhibition "Making The Met," 1870–2020, the…

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NEW HIGH LINE INSTALLATION BRINGS AWARENESS TO PRISON REFORM

Hank Willis Thomas and Dr. Baz Dreisinger: The Writing on the Wall On view: October 31 – November 10 The High Line NYC A new art installation is coming to the High Line at the end of October, highlighting international justice reform. Titled The Writing on The Wall, the exhibit will display essays, poems, letters,…

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NYC BALLET’S MARC HAPPEL ON “DESIGN IN MOTION” A RETROSPECTIVE COSTUME EXHIBIT

Design in Motion A NYC Ballet Fall Fashion Gala Retrospective September 24, 2019 - October 20, 2019 11am-10pm  INTERSECT BY LEXUS 412 West 14th St Marc Happel might not be the face of the NYCB stage, but he holds the plaster that brings the classical dance shows together. As Director of Costumes of the NYC…

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THE BOOMING TRIBECA ART SCENE + VIEW OUR INCLUSIVE GALLERY MAP

There has been a lot of buzz the last few weeks in the press and otherwise revolving around Tribeca as the new art world destination. From The New York Times article "TriBeCa, the New Art Stroll” by Will Heinrich to Jerry Saltz’s article in Vulture, "The Return of the Tribeca Art Scene" and the WSJ’s…

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THE ART WARRIORS OF THE SECOND WAVE OF FEMINISM

Ahhh... nothing like the second wave of feminism to fire up the engines of the feminist art movement. The feminist art movement kicked off full throttle during the second wave of feminism (1960s - 1980s), sparked by the civil and gay rights movements and anti-war demonstrations. Feminist artists during this era had a mission —…

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13 UNIQUE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUMS TO PUT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

If you love to museum hop and have visited the museums in your city five times over, look no further for inspiration on where to go. Get ready to go globetrotting because our comprehensive list of the most unusual museums covers all corners of the world, from New York to the bottom of the Caribbean…

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CHARGES AGAINST JEFFREY EPSTEIN

High-powered financier Jeffrey Epstein, who has a history of friendships with Donald Trump, Leslie Wexner and essentially every other powerful man in Palm Beach, Florida, has been accused by federal prosecutors of trafficking dozens of minors between 2002 and 2005. According to the indictment, Epstein used his immense fortune and connections to "create a vast…

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INTERNATIONAL ANTI-SACKLER PROTESTS RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT CONTROVERSIAL ART FUNDING

Protesters travelled to Paris and demanded The Louvre Museum no longer bear the name of a family they feel is complicit in the opioid epidemic: the Sackler family. The Sacklers are a British-American family primarily known for founding and owning the massive pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma. While many large pharmaceutical companies have come under fire…

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HOW TO TRAVEL THE WORLD BY YOURSELF

Going solo? Good for you. Traveling cross-country or overseas alone can seem very daunting, but time and time again it’s been described as a must-have experience by anyone who has done it. Taking in new surroundings unfiltered by the judgments, tastes or preferences of others gives you the chance to fully indulge yourself and have…

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