(Issue 1) Music Feature: Andreanna

Interviewed and Photographed by Joana Meurkens Andreanna is a biracial musician born and bred in Boston, Massachusetts. She has a certain air about her, when she walks into a room everybody holds their breath. She emanates pure beauty and strength. After spending a humid afternoon running around Tompkins Square Park taking photos, we sat down…

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Mixed, Black, and Proud: The Ups and Downs of Mixed Women in the Jazz Age

BY: HANNAH GRANTHAM “They even told me, ‘You could pass for white if you hadn’t married a colored man.’” – Una Mae Carlisle, The Baltimore Afro-American, 1948 For generations, light-skinned multiracial people have challenged notions of racial hierarchies. They have been given preferential treatment compared to their darker-skinned family members, neighbors, and friends. Yet they have…

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Review: “Hive Mind” by The Internet

BY: TAYO OMISORE To think back to 2011, with The Internet’s debut project Purple Naked Ladies, it seemed unlikely that the lovechild of Syd, Steve Lacy, Matt Martians, Patrick Paige II, and Christopher Smith, could rise to prominence in shadow of Tyler’s towering enigma. When asked about the likelihood of their success in hindsight, Syd…

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Belt Notch! Music Video

About the Video: Our skeleton crew (basically me and a cameraman) drove up to the Santa Barbara Dunes, 3 hours north of LA, in order to get to our location. After 8 hours, and multiple drum snares later, we had all the footage needed to splice together a finished product.  Miles, AKA Cassowary, said this…

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Listen to: Lē

About the EP: After working through a lot of trauma and taking the time to heal and allow self love and acceptance, I finally felt ready to let go. “Inner Child’s View” is a feeling-provoking collection of songs that bring sounds of deep dissonant reflection. The EP is the first base to my independent artist…

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Colored Canvas

BY: MYLES BARON Artist name : Milo Models: Brandon grey , Corwin  Body painter: Winsome  Photographer: Landyn pan Artist Statement: To be a black man in any community. Especially being queer & growing up, people often paint us in images & colors about how we’re supposed to talk, look, and act. They pain us how we’re “supposed”…

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Gal Gelbard Fashion

About the Artist: Gal Gelbard was born in the East Village. She attended Laguardia Arts High School for Visual Arts and then completed her undergrad in Israel, before returning to NYC. With an Israeli father and Brasilian mother, her aesthetic senses are tied strongly to the cultures of the three countries she calls home. For…

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Independence Day

BY: ALEX BRUNSON About the Artist: Passionate about fostering the connections made possible only through shared vulnerability, Brunson is a practicing human at his core. As a Black man who grew up in South Carolina, he has always been cognizant of his race and the work it does in the world’s various spaces.  For the…

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