(Issue 3) Art Feature: Zayira Ray

Zayira Ray is an established and well-regarded gen-z Indian-American photographer whose art captures the pure beauty within honest human connection and intimacy. In this interview, Zayira talks about photography’s role within activism and how quarantine has made her shift her photography to be more introspective. Read more about Zayira’s story growing up as a born and bred New Yorker in an Indian-American household and how her cultural heritage intersects with her artistry.

(Issue 3) Music Feature: Murielle

Interview by Joana Meurkens Creative Direction by Taylor Mew Photography by Maia Bertrand Murielle (Mu-ree-elle) is a Belgian born, American raised, NYC based singer/songwriter/producer/dancer with strong Congolese roots. Murielle recently released her self written and produced mixtape “Cancer Moon Child”, which stemmed from deep rooted personal growth and showcases the personal and powerful art that … Read more(Issue 3) Music Feature: Murielle

“High” by Abby T.

About the Artist: Abby T. is a singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who presents tender jazz-inspired vocals with a refreshing perspective on rap. She draws influences from artists like Lauryn Hill, Noname, and Tierra Whack. She is steadily plowing her way through the alternative R&B/Hip-Hop scene in New York and has had the pleasure of opening … Read more“High” by Abby T.

Solitude in the Colombian ImagiNation by Zoe Ervolino

The first time I heard Sola by J Balvin, my tía showed me. Sandra was one of several tías that I would come to know over the course of my stay in Medellin over the summer of 2015, as I bore witness to the fragmented pieces of family precariously joined by place, time, and good … Read moreSolitude in the Colombian ImagiNation by Zoe Ervolino

Review: I Was Wrong About Kissland & I’m Sorry by Tayo Omisore

As a man, I am often wrong about a lot of things. As a yoruba man with an aries placement, I am frequently LOUD and wrong about a lot of things. It is a blessing and nuisance, but I am willing and open to reconsideration, 7 out of the 10 times.  Look, nobody had it … Read moreReview: I Was Wrong About Kissland & I’m Sorry by Tayo Omisore

“In the Breeze” by Jade

Written, performed and produced by her, In theBreeze is Jade’s manifesto, marking the debut of anew chapter in her artistry, one where she hastaken full control. Recorded over the past twoyears in Brussels, NYC, Japan and Berlin, thesong is a collection of moments experienced and lessonslearned. Describing an imaginary Elysium, the song tells thestory of … Read more“In the Breeze” by Jade

Review: “The Liz Tape” by Armani Caesar

BY: Max Strom Released: September 18th (Griselda Records) Genre: East Coast Rap Grade: B Plus Armani Caesar showed up on Westside Gunn’s “Lil Cease” last July and ran mafioso rap’s last, best hope right off his own track and left me dumbfounded. Capitalizing on the momentum of her standout feature, Armani Caesar makes her case … Read moreReview: “The Liz Tape” by Armani Caesar

Statue of a Woman by Mariah Ghant

“Statue of a Woman”  sculptor unknown  who questions if you    are a woman? it exists in far    more than your body your clothes       your sandals. the strong hip and marble    fingers are not what make you a      woman I could give you a pedicure but     you’d still be headless heedless losing your       grip … Read moreStatue of a Woman by Mariah Ghant

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