“Filmmakers Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman discuss honoring and following your instincts, changing mediums, and overcoming massive obstacles” creating the AfroFuturist musical Neptune Frost (Rwanda/USA, 2021). Read it here.
Jonathan Katz writes about the power of activist drag: “[F]rom our current vantage point, the advent of sloganeering clothing seems vastly less of a defining break with the past than in fact it was. Queer fashion once spoke sotto voce to insiders, at once defining membership in a […]
“Fangrrls was honored to hold our very first Women in Geek Media panel at this year’s New York Comic Con. The event brought together a kickass group of authors, journalists and content creators to discuss their experiences across the geek sphere, including Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Jamie Brodnax (Black […]
“Twenty years ago, the conceptual artist Mel Chin cold-called the offices of Melrose Place, Aaron Spelling’s wildly popular prime-time soap opera, with a proposition. What if a task force of artists supplied free artworks and props for the show’s apartment-complex set, with coded cultural messages on pressing topics […]
Open Culture has all 239 issues of Spare Rib. “Founded in ’72 by Marsha Rowe and Rosie Boycott (pictured below), and run as a collective, the magazine featured a ‘breadth of voices.’ Early issues “involved big-name contributors including Betty Friedan, Germaine Greer, Margaret Drabble and Alice Walker, but […]
Jackie Ormes drew comics for Black newspapers from the 1930s through the 1950s. She was popular and well known, even friends with people like Lena Horne, who might’ve influenced her most famous creation, Torchy Brown, and Eartha Kitt. But Ormes disappeared like so many talented women and men […]