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Rachel Wyman’s Meditative Return to Her Most Natural State

Dancing in the fields of Walla Walla and in the rooms of a Brooklyn psychiatric ward forces Rachel Wyman to reconsider a traditional path to dance movement therapy and inspires her new paintings, “Blue Pajamas.”

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New York, Time Machine

Abby Robinson’s ‘Lamentation’, photographs featuring plywood, chronicles a period of protest and civil unrest in a Soho you won’t find on any walking tour.

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Chris Facey, Untitled image from the double Dutch story (Copyright © Chris Facey)
Girls Who Fly: Photos Celebrating the Power of Double Dutch

Chris Facey highlights resilience and the importance of community through photos of double Dutch that leap with overflowing joy.

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Fred Hatt’s Triumphant Portraits Bring a Fresh Perspective on the Human Body

“We can only experience the world in the form of a body that is inherently temporary”: The artist talks about the human form, drawing people, and why he takes such a multidisciplinary approach.

City Girls
City Girls

I long to see my childhood on screen. No one is steeped in poverty and crime, or so bougie and disconnected they can’t kiki at the cookout.

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Artist and conservator Lisa DiClerico in her studio, Long Island City, New York | José A. Alvarado Jr. for The Daring
The Art of Painting a New York That No Longer Exists

“The stories of objects and surfaces are the stories of people, time, and history,” says artist and conservator Lisa DiClerico

Pace University x Brooklyn Raga Massive Music Series: Ben Tyree and Sameer Gupta

Known for their mostly improvised sets of lush and exploratory journeys, Sameer Gupta and Ben Tyree share their musical process through sound and interviews.

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Photo essay on mental health
Seeing the Mind: A Narrative Photo Essay About Mental Health

“I’m making photographs to break the stigma around depression and anxiety,” says Fabric Of Affliction creator Andy Maticorena Kajie

The Moon, Desire, and the Pursuit of Joy

With music—as with many crafts—once you experience that first tremendously powerful time when something really clicks, the intrinsic and dynamic reward system can become intoxicating.

David Sosa in Conversation With Ben Tyree
In Conversation with David Sosa

David’s album, Journey To Love, released September 30, 2020, with a debut on iTunes’ top 100 R&B albums, at #3. Journey To Love was preceded by two singles entitled “Laugh” and “Let Me Know,” featuring rapper Lyteral.

V Jeffrey Smith Black Rock Coalition
In Conversation with V. Jeffrey Smith

V. Jeffrey Smith has been on major hit records as a recording musician, most notably playing the sax solo on Billy Ocean’s #1 hit record, Caribbean Queen. He plays with The Soul Folk Experience, The Black Rock Coalition, and The Burnt Sugar Arkestra Chamber and often makes guest appearances alongside countless artists.

In Conversation with John Medeski

Famed keyboardist John Medeski is not easily contained to a single project or genre. He is credited on over 300 works to date, most notably as one-third of the groundbreaking trio Medeski, Martin & Wood.

In Conversation with Sophia Ramos

Native New Yorker Sophia Ramos began as a rock singer/songwriter for the 90s NYC hard rock outfit SOPHIA’S TOY signed to Epic/Sony Records. Sophia has toured around the globe, helping break barriers for women of color in Rock.

In Conversation with Tom Newman

Tom Newman is a well sought after guitarist from the Washington, D.C. area. His company, New Mu Production, houses all of his comprehensive musical services which include educational services, talent consulting, and much more.

In Conversation with Vernon Reid

Vernon Reid is probably best known for leading Living Colour. He founded Living Colour in New York City circa 1985 and piloted the band through a successful career that continues to this day. He also has a prolific session output in a variety of contexts.

In Conversation with “Moist” Paula Henderson

Moist Paula, so named for her legendary turn of the century instrumental rock trio Moisturizer, is an Australian saxophonist and composer who has been based in NYC since the mid-90s.

In Conversation with Shelley Nicole

Shelley Nicole—the mainspring behind Shelley Nicole’s blaKbüshe—is simultaneously a product, a witness and architect of Black-on-Black love, a calling that has informed all of her work as a singer, writer, composer, actor, poet, musician and a healer.

In Conversation with Garrett Shider

Born on the Mothership of Parliament-Funkadelic’s rise to fame in 1978, Garrett Shider came out of the womb wailing for the hand-me-down diaper of his parent’s legacy.

In Conversation with Sameer Gupta

Sameer Gupta is known as one of the few percussionists simultaneously representing the traditions of American jazz on drumset and Indian classical music on tabla.

Genesis of the Flux

In the mid-1990s, an arts renaissance took place in the U Street corridor of Washington, D.C. It rose from the debris of decades of post-riot neglect after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968. Miscellaneous Flux was born in this era.