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Book Review: “Kill City” by Ash Thayer – Life As a Resident of See Skwat in New York in the 90s

Lady Liberty, The Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge. These are just a few examples of what one might visualize when asked about New York City. With five boroughs, eight million inhabitants, glitz, glamour, guns and gangs, it holds true that the city undoubtedly never sleeps. Manhattans Lower East Side, once a heavily populated immigrant neighborhood…

Photography: Molly Strohl “Star Dust”

Molly Strohl's Star Dust series is a collection of dreamy, hypnotic images that remind us that there is more to us than meets the eye. Based on the premise that we are made up of the same energy as stars, the images are manipulated to appear as though the subjects are bathed in gentle starlight.…

Lola Loves… Cléa Lala Embroidery Work

There was a time when embroidery work resembled a traditional, folk, almost grandmother-ish feeling. French artist Cléa Lala works fabric, paper and threads in a very distinctive way; the poetic duality of sensations stitched when looking at her intentionally imperfect but clearly well-executed pieces go from aggressiveness to delicacy, from innocent to acid. Clea Lala’s…

Artist Liz Barr Talks About Celebrity Culture, Religion and Selfies

Liz Barr is a multi-disciplinary artist and art student living in Philadelphia.  Her artistic interests include the concept of relationships and the politics surrounding so-called ‘selfie culture’. She also works as a freelance designer for local bands and clubs. We caught up with Liz to find out more about her thoughts on celebrity culture and religion, and the implications of the 'selfie culture.'