As you can probably tell by the subtly shorter days and marginally more depressing weather, summer is over and autumn fast approaches. This could mean a variety of things, but two of them are certain. We have entered…

Is Art Separate From The Artist?

PHOTO COURTESY | FLICKR.COM ‘Frank’ a portrait by Chuck Close, who recently had sexual harassment allegations brought against him. Like many art lovers in America, I feel that I can divide my consumption of media and resultant ability to…

PHOTO COURTESY | WIKI COMMONS Conspiracy theorists have now moved on from crisis actor schemes to victim blaming I really didn’t want to write this article. Frankly, I wanted the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to quietly…

PHOTO COURTESY | WIKI COMMONS Frida Kahlo’s recent appearance as a Barbie doll has people upset over what Mattel left out. In 1954, famed Mexican artist and intellectual Frida Kahlo created one of her final masterpieces entitled “Marxism Will…

PHOTO COURTESY | WIKI COMMONS Overcoming the worry of offending someone with your opinions is a freeing feeling. Watching the news over the past two weeks, I have observed perhaps the most persistent, impassioned and, most importantly, coherent cries…

In Defense Of Black History Month

PHOTO COURTESY | WIKI COMMONS Black History Month’s relevance lies in an uncomfortable past of intolerance and racism. February is Black History Month. This month, as expected, has drawn out the annual Facebook comment vitriol and cries of “What…