(Issue 5) Music Feature: Dwany

Interview and Photography by Joana Meurkens Dwany, is a first generation American-New York born singer/songwriter who is ready to introduce himself to the music world. Coming from a background of acting and musical theater, Dwany is an artist whose voice carries the emotion from the likes of Whitney Houston and Frank Ocean. Dwany and Artistic … Read more(Issue 5) Music Feature: Dwany

(Issue 5) TV/Film/Theater Feature: Renee Harrison

Renee Harrison is a Jamaican born actor and content creator. She also founded a digital curation of culture and resources for Black women-identifying theater artists, called Black Girls Do Theater. For my last feature of 2020, it was great to talk to an old classmate, friend and someone I truly admire. Renee and I got to talk about everything from growing up, to code switching and the future of theater. It was such a lovely interview that we almost talked for two hours!

Beau Abronson Artwork

In order of appearance: Hickeys, Contortion, Pain and Pleasure In order of appearance: Chest and Hip In order of appearance: Peptoabymsmal, Flavors, and Sweet and Spicey Artist Statement: Beau (Zoe Abronson) is a Latinx, Jewish and Cree interdisciplinary artist from Los Angeles who is currently studying to become an art therapist. Their art centers around … Read moreBeau Abronson Artwork

Beginner’s Guide: Andre Doughty by Nancy Azcona

The entertainment industry as a whole was not built for us (BIPOC/LGBTQ). Those of us in it have had to find a way to make it ours. Along the way, we are building ourselves, because we are not our careers, we are human at the base of it all. Beginners Guide is a column where you get to meet some of your new favorite people, someone you can see yourself in, doing what they love, holding true to who they are, in the all-encompassing world of entertainment.

“When In Lockdown” by Kasandra Enid Torres

When In Lockdown is a series of drawings created from the angst of feeling stuck physically and creatively in a small NYC apartment. These drawings were used as a way to cope with sudden life changes.  About the Artist: Kasandra Enid Torres is a first generation Puerto Rican currently residing in NYC. She is a … Read more“When In Lockdown” by Kasandra Enid Torres

Bedroom Pop in the Latinx Community by Paola Fernandez

Photos from Left to Right: Omar Apollo by Julian Burgueno (Entertainment), Cuco by June Canedo (The Last Magazine), Ambar Lucid (Rolling Stones). Edited by Paola Fernandez Bedroom pop has exploded due to the digital age of the 21st century. It has opened doors to non-traditional faces to dominate music. Is bedroom pop the modern era … Read moreBedroom Pop in the Latinx Community by Paola Fernandez

Pain into Passion by Christina Pavone

Eight months ago, my mother passed away. Yeah, conversation killer. I know. Most people stay silent if and whenever it’s mentioned. I get it. You can’t fathom what it’s like unless you know first-hand. There’s a discomfort to the conversation around death. Now, most days I feel like a shell of a human being ; … Read morePain into Passion by Christina Pavone

“Queer Bbys” by Odalys Burgoa

Queer bbys is a digital portrait series of friends who identify as lgbtq. It is a series that celebrates the community and a way to revolt against the political climate lgbtq+ persons face everyday. Queer “bbys” deserve to be celebrated at every capacity and creating portraits of specifically BIPOC queer persons is taking a step in demanding appreciation for how beautiful it is to be ourselves. Each portrait features different types and reflections of love from self love to love with partners. They also represent the diverse faces of queerness.

“Favorites Remixed III” by YUS

About the Album: Favorites Remixed III is the latest round of remixes from YUS. It features Azealia Banks, TOPS, A$AP Rocky and Chairlift, and was in production from between 2012 and 2020. The “Chasing Time” remix was created for the Azealia Banks remix contest, which ran when “Broke With Expensive Taste” came out, and though … Read more“Favorites Remixed III” by YUS

“Meet Me At The Waterfall” by Xelli Island

Xelli Island is the independent dream pop project of vocalist, songwriter and shapeshifter Lianna Vanicelli. Having fronted one band after another since she was 14, Vanicelli tired from the conflicts of a group dynamic and has found strength and a clear creative direction as a solo artist. Her island is something of a mirage; a … Read more“Meet Me At The Waterfall” by Xelli Island