On May 6, screenwriter Scott Meyers tweeted an article from “The Hollywood Reporter,” entitled “Was Sundance the ‘First Petri Dish’ of Coronavirus in the States?” A few days after attending Sundance Film Festival this year, I woke up one morning thinking I was having a heart attack. Massive pain in my chest. Hard to breathe. Went to the emergency room. Not heart related, something with my lungs. Maybe coronavirus?
Kara Walker is among one of the most prolific and complex American artists of her generation. She has gained national…
Bridging the gap between commercial and fine art photography is a challenging task, but military brat and domestic TCK Annie Leibovitz does it with ease.
France and Italy have been known to be influential in the art world for centuries — the former birthing avante-garde and works by Rodin, Monet and others, and the latter blessing us with pieces, such as the Mona Lisa and the David sculpture. American art didn’t gain traction or credibility until the late 1930s with the rise of the Abstract Expressionist movement.
Born in Havana, Cuba in November 1948, Ana Mendieta was a well-known performance artist throughout the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. At age 12, she and her sister were forced to flee Cuba after her father joined an anti-Castro counter-revolutionary force, and the two siblings spent their first few weeks in the United States at a refugee camp in Florida until they were sent to an orphanage in Dubuque, Iowa — a location with a culture very different from the life Ana knew back in Cuba. She wouldn’t reunite with her mother and brother for five years and her father for another 18.
“Blessings all pon mi life and, mi thank God for di journey, di earnings a jus fi di plus (yeah),…
You may know him as Tory Lanez but, Daystar Peterson, his actual name, the Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter and record…
Meet Tony Pietra Arjuna: creator of what’s fast becoming an Asian cult classic film called “Shadowplay.”
All the boys in his family have unique names — including titles. “Master Sedrique Lynn Von Olison,” he laughs. It’s an effortless, full-bodied diaphragmatic roar perfect for his towering six-foot-five frame, caramel skin and dazzling pearly whites. With a laugh as contagious as his personality, I found myself sunk, engulfed, all-in. And that’s Olison’s advice to you, as well.
An estimated five percent of the U.S. population grew up in a military family, but there is not one television show dedicated to its subculture. There are no academic studies or museums focusing solely on military children. There is no military brat or TCK section in your local library.