Spotlight: Puerto Rico en mi Corazón

This post is bilingual. Esta publicación es bilingüe. When a major natural disaster occurs, the variety of avenues available to those interested in supporting relief efforts can be daunting. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico en mi Corazón is unique and exemplary in its approach. Puerto Rico en mi Corazón is a forthcoming collection of…

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Exploring With Models, by Rico Alice

  Interview by Rebecca Bacon Ehlers I first met Darien Carr, also known as the hip-hop artist Rico Alice, in a Berlin beer garden in the spring of 2016.  I was there visiting my sister, who’d gotten acquainted with them through the study abroad program that had brought them both to the city.  They were…

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Helio Oiticica’s Anti-Art: An Immersive Vantage Point

by Marc Davis Visiting a museum often consists of standing in front of pieces of art not knowing what to look at or even what to think. Too often these expectations deprive many viewers of being able to experience art. Hélio Oiticica created his art in hope of bringing a new approach to how one…

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Fragments

Written and Performed by Marina Murayama Nir   Marina Murayama Nir is an editor at Culturework.  She organizes events for the DIY music and art scene in Philadelphia and helped establish the cross-disciplinary Bort Collective, with the mission of creating spaces that celebrate and embrace femme-identifying, trans, queer, gender-variant, POC, and other underrepresented groups. Marina writes…

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Resistance and Catharsis with Downtrodder

Interview by Marina Murayama Nir Downtrodder summarizes their music as the “sound of the summer for girls in an industrial wasteland.” Facetious though this may be, it’s a fitting description of their timely blend of anti-capitalist feminism and hardcore aesthetics.  Seven explosively powerful, profoundly satisfying tracks comprise their recent release, Downtrodder II. Bleak, trenchant, and yet…

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What do you think about when you think about Dominican women?

by Gustavo Carvajal If you happen to be a man your answer to this question will be different from a woman’s. Personal experience and the part of the globe you inhabit will also shape your answer. But let’s say you were an explorer from the early 19th century traveling from a distant land, then; your answer would…

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