‘The Book of Ye’ podcast explores all-things Kanye / DailyDot Upstream

To many, Kanye West is a mystery. To others, he’s a genius. Is his infamous Twitter presence performance art, or nonsense more in line with his “BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!” line? You’re along for a bumpy ride either way. West and his wife Kim Kardashian West are media personalities as good at drawing attention to […]

The New Inquiry Vol. 54: Bugs

AS we write this, an ant is crawling on our forearm. More than any other non-human lifeform, bugs of any size — the term can refer to a virus, bacterium, or arthropod — challenge the serenity of life under human command, which in the anthropocene means nearly all life. We have taken the ant between […]

Funny Feelings / Real Life Magazine

“The stage presents things that are make-believe; presumably life presents things that are real and sometimes not well rehearsed.” — Erving Goffman,The Performance of Self in Everyday Life In putting us behind screens, social media can seem as though they put us in control of our emotions. We seem to decide what we show to […]

New webseries ‘Swapped’ messes with Hollywood gender dynamics / DailyDot Entertainment

Women comprise only 7 percent of directors in the 250 top-grossing films of all time, according to a Variety study. While Hollywood catches up, artists with a clear vision of the future are taking it upon themselves to do what they do best: Make a lean, mean, parody machine out of modern film’s propensity for dude-centric, straight, […]

6 Male Artists Making Inspiring Feminist Work / Hyperallergic

We all know about the terrible gender disparity in the art world. As ladies, we live with systemic sexism on a daily basis. We are reminded of the art world’s sexism by investigations like Micol Hebron’s findings that women (here we speak only of gender not even getting into the even more bleak race statistics) […]

A Miniature Version of the Broad Museum Parodies the Art World / Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — Scott Marvel Cassidy’s art makes viewers do a double take. Stylistically, his paintings are located somewhere between realism and magical realism, and this sense is only heightened when his work takes on three dimensions. In his new project “Levitate the White House,” Cassidy installs a small-scale replica ofThe Broad Museum of Art inside LAMOA (Los […]

You can now officially transform into Tinder meat / DailyDot IRL

If you’ve ever had the thought, “Ugh, I feel like a piece of meat!” while swiping on Tinder, rest assured that you are not alone in this meatspace. Others feel your pain—though, chances are, they’d like to feel your flesh, too. To cope with this dichotomy, there’s MeatFace, a new tongue-in-cheek viral campaign and dating […]

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Is Cindy Sherman the Broadest of Them All? / CRAVE

There’s not a young artist or writer today who hasn’t at some point in their career either stumbled upon, been faced with, or become enamored by the inimitable Cindy Sherman. She is the ultimate (though very white and female) art world success story. She is Peggy from Mad Men, busting out copy that’s better than all […]

Conversation Art Podcast Ep.#148: Art & Culture writer Alicia Eler traverses the art and entertainment worlds, and learns how to win at Tinder [PRESS]

Highland Park-based art and culture writer Alicia Eler talks about: Her home in Highland Park, where’s she a tenant of the owners of the artist-run Adjunct Positions, and so never far from an opening and artists, and where she’s become a kind of permanent ‘writer-in-residence’;  her various experiences with standup comedy, as a culture writer […]

In ‘Shapeshifters’, Artists Explore the Always-Fluid World of Identity / CRAVE

The sprawling group exhibition Shapeshifters, curated by Tim Goossens, showcases five artists whose work challenges social, sexual and gendered norms. It’s a refreshing show to see out in Venice at Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, which is located almost on the oceanfront. Each piece in the show creates new dialogue around gendered performative politics and notions of […]