art and politics

Bearing Witness To Forced From Home

By |October 3rd, 2016|

It’s been said that the current Refugee Crisis is the largest displacement of global citizens in modern times. But it’s hard to fully grasp how massive the exodus truly is without consistent visual confirmation and first-hand reports of how frightening this epidemic has grown over […]

There’s A Light Up In Harlem

By |July 10th, 2016|

The past month has left us with some of the most turbulent moments of 2016. It seems we can’t turn on our TVs, radios, computers or smartphones without being met with another harrowing or frightening tale of our world shifting violently in one way or […]

#TonysSoDiverse … And They Were … But

By |June 13th, 2016|

Although yesterday’s news headlines were dominated by tragedy, I’m happy to inject a little bit of light, beauty and art into the ether and share my respect and appreciation for the darn-near flawless awards ceremony that was the 70th Annual Tony Awards that took place […]

Now That Was A Thing!

By |April 15th, 2016|

March has come and gone, and April is about half over, yet somehow I feel like I’m still recuperating from my birthday month-long arts & culture extravaganza. “Extravaganza” may seem a bit strong of a word, but trust me, anything less would not do.

As I […]

All Roads Lead To Here – A Night With Jim Shaw’s The End Is Here

By |January 11th, 2016|

My Year in Art & Culture (2015)

By |December 7th, 2015|

Here we are again about to welcome in a new year. But as I’m wont to do, let’s take a look back at this crazy year and assess where I’ve been in the world of arts and culture.

If you recall last year, I had an eclectic […]

Revolution In Motion: Where Dance & Activism Meet

By |November 22nd, 2015|

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar understood AntBoogie’s approach all too well, but she too has seen how the backlash to an artistic response to inequality can burn your project and your company as well. When her pioneering dance organization Urban Bush Women was selected to receive […]

Steal This Quote: James Baldwin

By |September 7th, 2015|

The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it.
– James Baldwin, American playwright, poet, novelist and social activist

Indie Artist Showcase: A Moving Image

By |July 6th, 2015|

Today’s sociopolitical climate is rife with any and all manners of injustice — from military occupation to forced relocation to economic inequality to police brutality. With that injustice comes artists eager to give voice to the voiceless, choosing to use their work as a mouthpiece […]

Extra! Extra! – Pantones, Spray Paint & Pot

By |April 20th, 2015|

The eternal question you often hear about the world of creative expression is: What is art? And every day, there’s a new artist, a new genre, a new take on an old genre by an artist who is neither old nor new. People will argue […]