Days of Art 2017-13: Artist Should Be Deeper

What you say matters. Let me be clearer: what you say always matters and how you say it matters more than what you say, but what you intended only matters to a court of law. Artists must be deeper, to steal and paraphrase a lyric by Junior Kelly, and we must make our words (the…

Days of Art 2017-08: Anne Whitney, Groundbreaker

This article is part of our ongoing Days of Art Series and also one of the first entries in our #NastyWomenArtists series about groundbreaking female artists who kicked arse even if they have been largely eliminated from texts or ignored during discussions of Art’s enduring history. Let’s start righting some wrongs right here! Anne Whitney…

Key, Peele, & the Divergence of Blacknicity

There has been a great deal of discussion on social media this week regarding Jordan Peele, writer, comedian, founder of Monkeypaw Productions, and the writer/director of the surprise hit movie, Get Out. Now admittedly, I haven’t seen the movie, nor am I likely to since horror films generally irritate me without providing either scares or…