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The Light of a Different Sun (for television critics)

A flower is its petals bent toward the sun, and what is a man but his self bent through a window toward the sun, even when that sun is absent, even when it refuses to rise? He stood there shirtless before the window and wondered, and he felt himself empty for thinking such a thing, and he wondered if wondering such a thing was like touching that darkness [...]

Lyrically Speaking: "Yours and Mine" - Beyonce

yours and mine i sometimes wish i could just be anonymous and just walk down a street just like everyone else. before i was famous, i was the girl on the hill with the guitar. i was the girl that just wanted a beautiful view of the beach. and now that I’m famous it’s really really difficult to do very simple things. i think it’s the hardest thing to give [...]

Perfect Nonsense

You sit on your couch while looking out of a window that is as big as your dreams and fears. And think when will it all make perfect sense. You think, reasonably, maybe it’ll never make sense. Maybe, this world is meant to make perfect nonsense. The concrete buildings that used to excite you in this big city of yours now bore you, and you fixate your eyes o[...]

Lyrically Speaking: Madonna "Illumanti"

Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking.   It's not Jay Z and Beyonce It's not Nicki or Lil Wayne It's not Oprah and Obama The Pope or Rihanna Queen [...]

Serving With Slaysia, Ep. 3

Asia… Asia, Asia: Asia. Is a very real thing. And reality will deal. In increasing measure. Well into the forseeable future. Asia is a Hollywood Renaissance. Black, Female, French, Bulldog. Serving for the stars. Slaying for life. Sitting sideways. Shading moonlight. Asia didn’t sign up for this, but — as a wise man once said: you don’t sign up for what you’[...]

Mood Ring: Marquis Phifer

In his own words, #nowplaying the soundtrack to Founder of Provision NYC, Marquis Phifer's life.   "(M)elodies From Heaven" - Kirk Franklin & The Family ​I chose this song because​ we live in a culture where needing people's validation becomes more important than having God's anointing, and you'll sell yourself short. We hear so many ot[...]

The LowFiRe: au revoir artRAVE

The LowFiRe – the Low Fidelity Reverberation… a vantage from the ground floor, amplification of the static noise, echoes and bellows from below. It's always Paris with Pop stars... words just don't anymore with this one... so i dug a bit through the crates and dusted off an hd deep tech haus disco d[...]

Madonna on Basquiat and Haring

In a recent interview with Interview Magazine, no pun intended, Madonna talks her relationship with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and other artists of her early New York days. "They were incredibly dedicated to their work. I mean, Basquiat was my boyfriend for a while, and I remember getting up in the middle of the night and he wouldn't be in bed lying[...]


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Street Brilliance: Blek Le Rat, The Godfather of Street Art

After a visit to New York City in 1971, Blek le Rat became influenced by early graffiti works. Back in Paris, Blek decided to bring his brand of street works to his hometown. Much like his name, he spread his work like rats spread the plague. Part Graffiti, part Richard Hamilton styled works, Blek is credited with being the inventor of the life-sized ste[...]

Preview GREATeclectic's "Run, Riot!" before it opens this Friday

Betti Ono’s first anniversary show “Run, Riot!” by Miami based artist Kendrick “GREATEclectic” Daye debuts Friday, September 7, 2012. Showcasing Daye’s mixed media pop art style the show embodies the playful yet innovative spirit of Betti Ono gallery. Daye’s vibrant and explosive work produces a lush landscape of social commentary, blending the familiar w[...]

Art and Aesthetic Aces: Scott G. Brooks Finds Beauty in the Grotesque

Scott G Brooks lives and works in Washington, DC. His subject matter ranges from simple portraiture to intricate narratives. In his paintings, he takes social, psychological, and political issues and injects them with a dark sense of humor. Anatomical distortions separate the figures from the photographic ideal, which gives him the freedom to create his [...]

Less Friends More Artists Like WisdomTooth

WisdomTooth likes to build stuff. And judging from this sparse website, which offers no information on the artist or his art, we can just gather that building or creating is all the artist does. Despite these shortcomings the work submitted was clever and visually stimulating enough to post, and what more can I ask for as an editor? Well there's more, bu[...]