Taylor Swift made being an adolescent girl a romantic, beautiful existence, something to be cherished, not run away from.
There are poets and there are composers. In a way, it’s simply about their strategies for producing art and relationship to art making. In another way, it’s an inherent, spiritual quality—housed somewhere between the body and the note.
I do not practice with a metronome because I want to become a better drummer. I practice with a metronome to practice focusing. To practice pretending that the world is objective. To meditate.
Episode 3 of Nucleus: The Confluence Podcast. "There’s value in the power of certain artists realizing that the market has that influence, and using it to their advantage."
Where I come from, there is graffiti everywhere. This place is their museum, an outlet for their frustration, inspirations, and pride.
A showcase from the Spring 2021 Arts Workshop “Creating a Full-Length Text/Music Performance and Recording”
Sera wasn’t what you would call a “party person.” Yet here he was, walking in his tight shiny pants, to a party full of obnoxious theater kids.
When hands are placed over hearts reverence, who is this anthem for, and what does it represent for our present? A reimagining on violin.
I ended up on the second story of the tranquil cafe, surrounded by empty chairs, looking out into empty streets.
Writing and research from Shatima Jones's interdisciplinary seminars, “(De)Tangling the Business of Black Women’s Hair” and “Black Experiences in Literature, Movies, and Television,” published in honor of Black History Month, 2021.
How do the film's varying portrayals of Black masculinity fuel the idolization of each of the three main characters?
The thirds installment of "A Seat at Our Table," featuring “Fashion Activism: The Politics of Dress During the Civil Rights Movement” by Taylor Haynes, “Aretha Franklin's R-E-S-P-E-C-T-ability Politics: Hair, Music, and Activism” by Kayla Perez, “Redefining "Femininty": How Black, Queer Women Musicians Subvert Expectations of Womanhood” by Nina Ahmadi, and “Hip-Hop, Black Masculinity, and Sexuality--Frank Ocean and Tyler the Creator” by Sean Salmons.