Staff Picks: Comfort

I wanted to include an editor’s pick so y’all, our beautiful viewers, can get to know us, the amazing staff behind Mixed Mag. I also wanted to showcase our TV/Film/Theater picks because although it may feel like all you see are white stories or stories of the oppressor, our stories have been here for a … Read moreStaff Picks: Comfort

The Land of Enchantment by Maya Renee Castro

The stage is filled with beautiful market stands/carts. People are selling everything;home goods, food, fruit, clothes, ointments, recipes, handmade items… etc. The stage should feel bright and warm. You can hear the ocean nearby and may even feel a slight mysticalbreeze. Valeria, a young Puerto Rican woman, walks onto the stage dragging Chad, a youngwhite … Read moreThe Land of Enchantment by Maya Renee Castro

Getting Married Today by Niara Mae

Onstage is an ornate vanity. In the back awedding dress is hung up. The BRIDE walks in,taking a seat at the vanity. BRIDEI’m getting married today. Today is. My wedding day. She sits there, smiling for a moment.In a shock of commotion, her wedding partyenters, all women. They bring things in,chattering a bit too loudly. … Read moreGetting Married Today by Niara Mae

Editors’ Picks: Horror

I wanted to include an editor’s pick so y’all, our beautiful viewers, can get to know us, your amazing editors. I also wanted to showcase our TV/Film/Theater picks because although it may feel like all you see are white stories or stories of the oppressor, our stories have been here for a while and are … Read moreEditors’ Picks: Horror

Horror Industry Profile: Nigel Semaj

Nigel Semaj They/them/theirs Director/Choreographer/Movement Director/Educator  NIGEL SEMAJ.  is a New York City based director/movement director/choreographer/educator from Washington, D.C. Notable directing credits include, For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf, which won awards from the Kennedy Center in Direction, Ensemble and Excellence in Costume Design, columbinus, The Baltimore Waltz, Sarah Kane’s … Read moreHorror Industry Profile: Nigel Semaj

Films to Look Out for: For What It’s Worth

Plot Summary: An older sister mourns the loss of her brother after receiving a large death settlement from the city police department. TW: Police Brutality, Violence against Black People Director’s Statement: The idea of For What It’s Worth was to explore a side of black violence that we weren’t seeing enough of in the media. … Read moreFilms to Look Out for: For What It’s Worth

Churails: A Subcontinental Samhain by Rida Akhtar Ghumman

Global pop culture has stymied patriarchal benefactions in ways that transcend mere metaphors and metamorphose resistance rather creatively and vivaciously. Often quoted as another wave of feminism, the multi-media creative resistance movements against patriarchy: a cynical conjecture of unjust power distribution, are gradually becoming a majestic hospice that not only helps victims and sufferers but … Read moreChurails: A Subcontinental Samhain by Rida Akhtar Ghumman

(Issue 2) TV, Film, & Theater Feature: Lukita Maxwell

Lukita is a Gen Z creative based in LA. She is currently the Head Web Designer and Editor at Sunstroke Magazine, an intersectional, GenZine. In addition to web design for Sunstroke, Lukita is currently working as a film actor. In the past she’s worked with ABC, 20th Century Fox, and most recently, HBO Max. She loves working amongst creatives, on or off a set, in front or behind a camera. Additionally to designing and acting, she’s passionate about photography, sustainability, good coffee, good music and traveling. This past month I got to sit down with Lukita and discuss small conservative towns, interests outside of acting and providing space for others.

Contemplating South Asia Through “Carnival Row” by Rida Akhtar Ghumman

Covid-19, leading to a global seclusion by a larger populace, enhanced the user base of modern television media like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO etc. manifold. Today when America is revolting against state level practice of racism and discrimination, the role of such media channels and their creative criticism of various political prejudices becomes even … Read moreContemplating South Asia Through “Carnival Row” by Rida Akhtar Ghumman

DIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT:

RODGER WOODRUFF III Rodger Woodruff is an award nominated filmmaker based in Dallas, Texas. Lately he divides his time between making music videos for local artists he connects with and directing short films. His work has been screened in multiple festivals and featured in Lyrical Lemonade, the Dallas Observer, URBANIA France and more. In his … Read moreDIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT:

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