INSPIRATION

Adventures In Online Dating: Advice for Boss Divas

Adventures In Online Dating: Advice for Boss Divas   I’m still young enough to rock purple hair and an accent nail. “I’m 30 — -blah, blah, blah,” in the words of Titus Andromedon. I’m pursuing my dreams. I eat right, exercise and I think I’m pretty cool. I’mmaaaa divvaaaa. I even go to therapy for the non-cool stuff, but seriously, what gives …

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Fall 2016 Television–The Season of Substance

I don’t get to watch much television, but once I find a good show, I’m all in. This year, I’m just in awe of how bold and beautiful independent shows are getting. Cheap tropes be gone. Strong dialogue from real characters are here and they’re not going anywhere. Outlets like Netflix are allowing producers, writers and actors alike to level …

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The Tide Has Come In: Frank Ocean Is Back

Frank Ocean’s Blonde has been out for two weeks and I’ve been in its unrelenting grip. The visual album, Endless sucked me in immediately. I watched it three times in a row. Cinematic, monochrome hues fill a warehouse full of industrial equipment. Radiant, soft sounds pace back and forth, permeating through the mundane, the ghosts of Bowie and Prince, present and alive. A sonic …

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Afropunk Mixtape!

AFROPUNK MIXTAPE #021: SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER Posted by Sound Check on August 24, 2016 at 10:30am View Blog   AFROPUNK Brooklyn is just a few days away and to get everybody pumped we’ve released a pre-festival mixtape packed with some of our favorite politically charged empowerment tracks inspiring us to take back control by means of voting. Mixtape #021: …

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I Was Never A “Museum Person”

I sit here in front of a portrait Sarah Siddons. My summer sweat sticks to the lavish leather on the most indulgent chair I’ve ever sat in. Above me, this oil on canvas hangs like a robust reminder of unrequited love. Joshua Reynolds painted it in 1784. Siddon’s face is demure, luxurious and yet pained. Joshua Reynolds really had it bad …

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