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This is the Material Issue, in which we contemplate the correlation between deep trust, strong communities, and the impact of transgressive acts like breaking windows during a riot.
Check out this Bash Back! inspired bomber I can think of a couple kids who would love to their hands on this one.
This is The Lonely Issue, in which we play broken telephone with our feelings, hoping one of us will find a grain of truth in the chaos.
An interview with Mitchyll Mora and Reina De Aztlan, two people doing vital support organizing for queer and trans people of color who are facing criminalization in New York state.
Fuck 12 since 1492 New album by Oakland's Hip Hop slash Punk band War of Icaza just dropped.
13th The Director who brought you Queen Sugar and the movie Selma is about to drop a documentary on the history of prison system.
#FreeBlaq According to their social media and friends, Blaqstarr is being held in a Baltimore jail without bail.
watch revisit this beautifully intense poem by Muhammad Ali on the anniversary of the Attica riot.
Follow along with us as things escalate on both sides of the wall, #prisonstrike.
ICYMI: NFL player Colin Kaepernick made an FTP fashion statement at the 49ers training camp on Thursday.
We talked shop with goth shakira about intersectionality, her inspirations, and where she sees the meme thing going.
We sat down with Edxie Betts, Matice Moore, and Micah Bazant of the Trans Life and Liberation Art Series, a weekly art project devoted to producing work honoring the lives of trans people of color.
an antifa track for our generation Check out this new track from Philadelphia-based producer Nebraska “Death to the Klan”.
Insomnia Mix With tracks from LSDXOXO, TLC, Modulaw, and so many more, Night Doll brings us a mix to get you ready for another sleepless weekend.
trans day of revenge With eerie timing, G.L.O.S.S. dropped their latest album dedicated to vengeance. Have a listen.
through the looking glass Artist and performer Bunny Michael gets real about the Higher Self, splitting personas, and why she doesn't do anything just for money.
swipe it forward A group of New York activists dolled out 500 dollars worth of MetroCard swipes to commuters this week.
witches hex the stanford rapist in the shadow of the sexual assault case, a coven seeks justice.
Sourland KUNQ-affiliated DJ Kilbourne dropped her latest EP, and it’s hardcore, fearless.
Ayy Batta, batta! Swing, batta batta! A street preacher was shouting homophobic stuff outside a high school, he got clubbed with a bat.
The Pope watches beauty vlogs Francis met with Youtube stars and now he is encouraging the youths to become internet famous.
Steamy! Ye Ali, Tommy Genesis, and Wes Period make up baby.daddi, and the trio just dropped a hot and heavy track by the same name.
Petal and Peacocks This LA streetwear brand is for the kid who is little bit of Bardot with a look that says, you could kick the hell out of a football player.
Kamikaze Punk band The So So Glos bring us a summer album, and it is killer.
Free Gucci After two years, the rapper Gucci Mane is out of prison.
You get a dildo, you get a dildo! Sex toy boutique workers vote to unionize.
Who doesn't like a little dress up? Chilean students disguised as tourists crash Presidential Palace.
this week in acab: Albuquerque kids stirred up some trouble yesterday outside of a rally for Donald Trump.
My boss make a dollar, I make a dime One Home Depot employee has gotten serious hate messages for wearing an ‘America Was Never Great’ cap.
Make a way out of no way Activist and thinker Reina Gossett speaks on navigating institutions that were not built for us, that were built to be “uninhabitable”.
Duty-Free African diasporic record label partners with Red Bull to release line of products for the NONcitizen.
Cult-classic Rocky Horror Picture Show is being re-made and guess who is playing the Doctor...
Both alike in dignity Mykki Blanco portrays the social war in new music video “High School Never Ends”.
Violent Young Men Macy Rodman releases her highly anticipated video.
"No longer be complicit in our own oppression" Alabama prisoners stay on strike, poise for escalation.
Alien Body A Hackers-inspired hat, some cute-ass Nazca socks, and well, you can watch to find out more...
Viva?! As the US embargo loosens its grip on the island, the Kardashians visit Cuba, and we hear that Fidel’s grandson is an aspiring model.
What I learned as a truant student agitator about the limits of radical education.
Breakup anthems Petra Collins directs new Carly Rae Jepsen music video “Boy Problems.”
Grace Dunham, sibling to Lena, opened up about their entry into radical politics, how they decide what to wear in the morning, and the possibilities for real redistribution.
This one is for the crazy girls Emotional trap and electro-pop artist EKIM drops her latest EP entitled “Locked Up”.
Kylie Jenner does crime The young Jenner’s new lipgloss line ad portrays her as a kind of crime boss.
Cameos Meet Reek, Lauren and Clare as they share their style icons, beauty routines, and the projects that they are excited about. Catch up with them!
Poet Jenny Zhang spills on makeup trends, how to be financially transparent with your friends, and being an obsessive person.
We spoke with artist James Moore about his particular brand of propaganda as it exists within his installations, and what it’s like to make it as an artist today.
Performer Macy Rodman spoke with us about working on this latest EP, and what success looks like to her.
Director, editor, designer, curator, artist, businesswoman, strategist, developer, collaborator. No one word encompasses the work of Hawa Arsala and Tonia Beglari better than the one they gave themselves: Browntourage.
Three artists you should know: Alberto Hernández, Ro Garrido, Annie Mok share their style icons and how they deal with winter blues.
This is The Celibacy Issue where we realize we never did The Sex Issue because we’d rather talk about not-sex.
A visit from an old friend reminds me that activist burn-out took the fight out of me.
This new zine hypes art, writing, and struggle of trans prisoners and marks the first annual International Trans Prisoner Day of Action and Solidarity.
Five times major award ceremonies were snubbed: We did some digging to see who hasn’t been so into the red carpet march in the past.
This month, we’re tipping our hats to Kc Itohan, Hira Mahmood, and Messiah Rhodes. These three badasses are giving us the lowdown on what they’re reading, their sartorial signatures, and their beauty regimes.
A new podcast was launched this month by Morgan M Page focuses on the dirt and gossip of trans history.
This month, we’re seriously crushing on the styles, beauty routines, and search histories of Sophia Hussain, Ruby Brunton, and Ash Jegroo. Get to know these babes.
Dancers Mitsuko Verdery and Anya Clarke on doing away with the classics and doing your own thing
For those of us dealing with holiday melancholy, struggling with the thick and clear memories of the year, here is to letting go of 2015.
To get you pumped for our party LRAD on Friday, listen to this exclusive mix by DJ FXWRK – the perfect vibe for getting ready before going out.
Videogame designer and ex-scuzzy femme merritt kopas opens up about pivoting into new projects and having a streamlined internet personality.
Tiffany Wines, chukwumaa, and Darcie Wilder share their search histories, beauty routines, and the coolest shit going on right now.
We sit down with Pictureplane, the founder of witch house, a genre that started as a complete and utter joke and evolved into something much more.
This is The Persona Issue, in which we dissociate like a pro, ponder what being an icon does to your psyche, cultivate a brand and play the game better than anybody else, and explore the fragility and temporality of the self.
There is no such thing as stasis, even when you have vertigo and agoraphobia and spend all your time Googling random shit about pop stars.
In the midst of trying to nix my public school’s controversial admissions policy, I might have met the director of Reqiuem for a Dream. Who knows, though. That was years ago.
August Cameos Part II Yulan Grant, Inga Hensing, and Anjum Mubarak Asharia talk about their style icons, trends that should’ve caught on, and the future.
E. Jane is the incomparable sound artist making a splash in Philadelphia’s DIY queer club scene, and talked to us about black woman girlhood, existing on the internet, and the traps of artifice.
Absurdist, gender-bending webseries Zhe Zhe launched a Kickstarter to fund their second season. We decided to sit down with the three stars, Emily Allan, Ruby McCollister, and Leah Hennessey to find out how they do their magic.
August Cameos Part I We talked to Medha G., Ronika McClain, and H Kapp-Klote about their guilty pleasures, multiple intelligences, and what’s hanging in their closet these days.
Meet artist and poet Xena Ellison who draws inspiration from Ms. Frizzle, Mortal Kombat, and gold medals at the Olympics.
urban outfitters releases new tee shirt line, featuring stonewall rioters: marsha p. johnson and sylvia rivera.
Rihanna might very well be launching her own fashion brand. Look out for $CHOOL KILLS in the coming months.
parisian taxi drivers are flipping over uber cars, and making courtney love miss her flight.
We are bringing you DJ Haram’s exclusive new mix, listen to “Now Thats What I Call Alien(ation).”
The directors of Girl Props India Menuez, Victoria Cronin, and Adinah Dancyger set out to make the girl buddy movie for millennials. The three women talk about the challenges of collaboration and friendship.
Bobby Abley lets his dork flag fly at London Fashion Week, introducing his Star Wars-inspired line.
Happy Birthday, Tupac Shakur, celebrate with four speeches of the songwriter and rapper on racism and inequality.
We asked second generation immigrants about growing up in and around multiple worlds, across demands to assimilate and keep family heritage alive. Here’s what they had to say.
Poet Joshua Jen Espinoza waxes poet about her first social media account and why sad girl Twitter is still a thing.
Affect matrix on the bathroom wall. Here’s how to feel about unionized writers, Willow Smith for Marc Jacobs, and SoundCloud’s royalty deals.
Apple Music will likely just totally eviscerate competitors, like everything else Apple does.
Three Aliens stop by to let us in on their thoughts on their regrets, favorite summer past times, and what's on their playlists right now.
June To-Do List. Kick off the summer the right way with these events and activities.
Binge-watching Pretty Little Liars. ABC Family’s teen mystery series portrays the young-girl as the antagonist political subject who look at dads and the police like: “sus”. Last night marked the first episode of the sixth season, so hurry and catch up!
Three tough women make an appearance for our May Cameos. Get to know Raven Rakia, Jasmine Gibson, Sasha Geffen.
Enter the world of Mojuicy, the Queens-based artist who’s visually archiving QTPOC culture.
EKIM brings the emotional trap music with her new self-titled EP.
Baltimore based rapper Lor Chris flips the bird at the cops for Freddie Gray in his new music video.
In real life, frenemies are not acquaintances we only pretend to like. Frenemies are relationships between people who are too broken to live up to the Hallmark postcard idea of friends, but too precarious to let repeated heartbreak mean the end of the friendship.
Sultry stoner sounds Peep Kai OD’s new music video “Blue Wave” featuring his cute ass crew.
Guitarist Jafé Paulino of the New York-based afrobeat and rock band The Freaky Baby Daddies discusses family roots, spirituality, and his solo career.
Affect Matrix: How to feel about jailbreaks, military inspired fashion, and Hilary Duff’s blue hair.
”Riot” Spells the Beginning of a Solo Career for Bibi Bourelly, Rihanna’s 20-year-old songwriter.
The April To-Do List Keep your April calendar packed with shows, talks, and readings.
Meet the Girl Behind Twitter’s @Trash_Mom 7,000 Twitter followers, what more can a girl want? A world that isn’t so shitty, for one.
“I repeat ‘friends can save your life if you let them’ to myself as a mantra, not entirely sure if it is a rallying cry or a cry for help.”
Ciarra Black gives some choice advice to her 13-year-old self.
Three Long Island teens arrested for allegedly counterfeiting $20 bills to pay for class pizza party and cereal.
Geng Gushes about New York’s Best Grub, and why he hates the new fast food trends.
Stud1nt Schools Us on What’s Missing from Culture: girl-on-girl parties, sexy music, and more.
DJ Abby places bets on the next look. Hint: alien versus predator.
Starbucks’ Race Together campaign under fire from everybody with a smartphone.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these vintage photos of women IRA fighters.
The Affect Matrix for youth internet culture Placing your problematic faves next to your underground heart throbs we bring you our greatest party trick.
Cameos March contributors Leigh Barton, Jenny Marks, and Mikael Brunila on current looks, future internet trends, problematic faves, and cravings.
Make It Quick: Four Inspiring Beauty Routines by DJ/producer Coral Foxworth, model Lee Armoogam, artist/rapper Kitty, and rapper Jay Boogie.
STUD1NT drops exclusive mix, “Eavesdrop” to get you pumped for our LRAD party this Saturday.
Nashville-based witch grunge band Daddy Issues pays homage to sad-girl culture.
Getting restless for the weekend: Joey LaBeija shares his hopes and dreams for his Legendary party. Listen to LaBeija and False Witness’s new track while you get ready, bbs.
Queer art of failing at this culture roundup. This week, we bring you happenings in youth internet culture that we’re filing under earnest and pessimistic.
The February To-Do List – New York Fashion Week, Valentine’s Day parties, and what to watch and listen to.
Culture Roundup for You and Your Squad of Bandits Kendrick drops gold, Charles Manson’s fiancee’s hustle, and Dev Hynes still being cool.
DJ Haram is beating back my depression. Check out her new track “Identity Crisis” mixing Middle Eastern jams and Jersey Club.
A Culture Roundup For Your Frozen Heart Lindsay Lohan is a witch (knew it!), Cheap Monday rocked Stockholm, this mix of Team Rocket and Nicki Minaj.
UPNY Brand Makes First Appearance This Weekend. Contemplate going to their launch sale.
Marc Jacobs makes domme-inspired line. Just another example of how all good things are produced in the margins.
Culture Roundup for Snowmaggedon. Kid Cudi's queer make out scene, Tilda Swinton licks coats, Adult Mag is getting props from the mainstream.
CIA's Alien files and the American fear of the Other. What better way to wait out the snow-pocalypse than by reading through all 140,000 pages.
The movie Dope might be our generation's Kids. The film is a coming of age story about geeks surviving and trying to pass amongst the cool kids.
Binging on Friends. Get annoyingly nostalgic for a time when codependent 30-something friend groups reigned in a pre-recession New York.
Catch Up With Culture Roundup. Kid Cudi is the new face of Coach, Lana Del Rey is still sad, Princess Nokia makes "Young Girls" cool, again.
We sat down with 22-year-old DJ and producer Ashe to talk about artifice in pop music, gender normativity in club and grind scenes, and the politics of chopping and sampling.
Rapper Big Momma drops “Dentata” and revives the lovable myth of vagina teeth.
Culture worth living for this winter. FKA Twigs pays homage to Afrofuturism, Hood By Air’s drone video, and more.
Nicki Minaj slays for Cavalli and Rolling Stone and everywhere else this spring and always.
NYPD Slowdown shifts to Broken Windows Crackdown. Here’s what you need to know about what’s gone down in the NYPD slowdown recently.
Black Women Matter Zine tells the story of 11 black women who were murdered by the police.
Thurst, a dating app for contrarian queers who are done with OKC, Tinder, and Grindr.
Nike is releasing sneakers with power laces in 2015 and we got nostalgic for all the other futuristic sneakers we never bought.
While some might say it’s “cuffing season,” many of our friends are dealing with heartbreak this winter. Here are some of their stories.
Azealia Banks tweeted: descendants of slave traders owe black Americans trillions of dollars.
#BlackBrunch Disrupts Holy Sunday Ritual for victims of police violence, and other stories of disrupting business as usual.
The Chris Rock parody account is killing it, and somehow 65K people seem to think it’s the real deal.
Rapper Bobby Shmurda spent Christmas in Prison on alleged gang activity. He is awaiting $2 million bail.
Kanye West Signs Kacy Hill – a former American Apparel model and backup dancer on his Yeezus tour.
Merry Christmas from St. Louis Police Department You can't make this shit up: cops killed another young black man.
Know-Wave for Christmas Listen to these awesome podcast episodes featuring rad women artists on the guerrilla radio channel Know-Wave.
Ray-Ban’s New Anti-Gentrification Ad Campaign. This campaign flips the script on who wears Ray-Ban, a brand that is commonly associated with the ‘hipster’.
This streetwear is made out of construction gloves, is it art or fashion or what?
Joey Labeija and DonChristian celebrate Sagittarius birthdays and give us new friend goals for 2015.
Rolling Stone might be police abolitionists and revolution over reform may be moving slowly into the mainstream.
Culture Round-Up: KKK plays dress-up, Pizza Advent Calendar, Tumblr’s most reblogged in 2014, and other ways to survive the holiday season.
WATCH: RONiiA's Visual Love Letter to Tween Angst. Bored tweens toast troublemakers everywhere with flaming molotov cocktails.
WATCH: Fanon for Beginners Concerning Violence is a new documentary about anti-colonial struggles in 1960s and 70s Africa.
MTV Supports Riots We waited for MTV to get it wrong somewhere in this video about riots, but they never really did. What?!
Artists in the Hot Seat for Staying Silent. It's an outright messing-with-the-bull-and-getting-the-horns situation for white artists who appropriate black culture.
We scrolled through days worth of news about and views on Ferguson and collected them here. This is the who is who and what is what of post-grand jury decision Ferguson happenings.
watch: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night a feminist vengeance film starring a lonely female vampire.
This Tumblr fires racists. With over 15k followers, Racists Getting Fired shares people’s racist social media posts, and contact information to their work places.
Gearing up for the Ferguson decision. While waiting for the verdict on Darren Wilson, here are some links, resources, and hashtags to keep up with.
Over the past couple of weeks, I spoke with three young femme-identified artists: Suzy X, Khrys Jackson, and Luna Merbruja. These femmes hail from all over the country and are bringing forth an analysis that flips the script on much of the discourse on femmeness in creative and political scenes.
watch: A hilarious and absurd web series about frenemies. Zhe Zhe is the perfect combination of glam rock and campy. Here's what you need to know before watching the season finale.
Princess Nokia lounges with her badass friends, plays with tamagotchis and butterflies in new music video “Nokia”.
When she’s not touring as the bassist for SZA, Arianna Maya Gil is in class at Oberlin College in Ohio where she experiences a disconnect between the allegedly progressive principles of the school and her peers’ day-to-day experiences with racism and sexism on campus.
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