Falling in love with art, from a bike.
It’s been three weeks since we last discussed the insanity that is the museum world. Last time was just an introduction into the subject that it is in fact brave to leave the Museum World. Most of us have been conditioned to buy into the idea that silence is preferred to an honest and […]Read Post ›
I decided that in 2017 I was going to do something I’d never done before and center my media consumption experience entirely around people of color. How is it going?
In this series, I wish to examine three female characters in the HBO series Game of Thrones. In Westeros, castles are often used as examples of metonymy, standing in as representations of the family itself and their factions within the political sphere. These characters have at times embraced or eschewed their familial identities to suit […]Read Post ›
The museum is highly problematic, but we normalize it. But we shouldn’t.
This past Saturday, I visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. The museum, which is one of my all-time favorite places to visit, is as eclectic as it is timeless. It was founded by the famous Boston-based art patron, socialite, and philanthropist of the same name, who lived from 1840 to 1924. Gardner was passionate about […]Read Post ›
During my first screenwriting class at Boston University, I was asked to name a few of my favorite movies. While reciting them to the class, I realized they were all adapted from books. Now, this embarrassed me because everyone compares films to the books they are based on, and the books always win out as […]Read Post ›
In the current sociopolitical climate, I’ve been engaging with art that explicitly functions as psychological release or as a social or political agent. Art can take a stand, art can unite and art can heal. But is there still room to think about art that is simply for looking at? Can art be cosmetic instead […]Read Post ›
When the system that passes off one race or ethnicity for another also gives positive exposure to many working actors of color—how do we reconcile that?