Mona Hatoum at Tate Modern

Following the dramatic outcome of the EU referendum just last week, the sense of disillusionment and division across the British population is ubiquitous. With just a 3.8% difference – resulting in the decision to leave the European Union – the 72.2% of the population that voted is remarkably divided. A feeling of detachment from the…

Richard Hell's Top 10

Richard Hell’s Top 10 list from the 800+ exceptional films in the Criterion Collection. Richard Hell was a founding member of the early CBGB bands Television, the Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell & the Voidoids. His Voidoids album Blank Generation (Sire, 1977) is generally acknowledged as seminal to “punk.” Hell retired from music in 1984. He has…

Happy Accidents: The Penniless Photographer

Art History, gilded and dusty in the opinion of many, has often been bent and re-vamped to suit the will of bold, young and quasi-destitute artists anxious to stimulate centuries-long trajectories wrought by revered masters of painting and sculpture. Within the portfolio of Zeren Badar, a Turkish-born and New York City-based photographer, art’s academic bits…

Summer Learnin', Had Me a Blast

It’s the Summer Solstice! That means lots of people officially have one thing on their minds— vacation. Time off. Holidays in the sun full of romantic adventures. Before I get all Mary-Kate and Ashley movie on you, let me clarify that I’m here today to discuss rest and relaxation of a loftier, more erudite sort. During the seventeenth century,…

Whitney at Oslo, Hackney

Whitney Oslo, Hackney 13 06 16 The powerful bond so apparent between guitarist Max Kakacek and singing drummer Julien Ehrlich is what makes Whitney the band it is, with empyrean-voiced Ehrlich – who previously played in Unknown Mortal Orchestra, before moving to Chicago to play with The Smith Westerns – taking the lead, his vocals enmeshed…

The Butterfly, the Bee

To begin, let us take moment to say “Rest In Peace” to the greatest of all time. Muhammad Ali is responsible for some of the most apocryphal moments in the ring. His incomparable work ethic, revolutionary techniques and fearlessness towards standing up for his beliefs all contribute to the legend that he will forever be remembered as.…

Vic Mensa: There's A Lot Going On

Drug addiction, domestic disputes, struggling with new found fame and success— Vic Mensa has taken time to express and expose the events of his life that have transpired over the last two years. His sudden rise to fame began in 2013 with the release of his second solo project ‘INNANETAPE’, which followed the international success…