If you look at a painting, you might be able to tell what the artist is feeling, but you wouldn’t be able to tell me if the artist is deaf, autistic, or if they are a paraplegic. If you were to accept that dare, your odds of success would be grim. Of all the difficulties those living with disabilities face in life, some things simply can’t be hindered by a disability, and one of those things is art.
Still fresh in our minds is J. Cole’s last album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, which is famous for being the first album in 25 years to go platinum with no features. The album was officially certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). But, of course you already knew that, since the internet memes won’t let us forget it. That album dropped exactly two years ago, so the artist’s newest gem, 4 Your Eyez Only was highly anticipated up until its December 9th release. It’s different, but in a good way.
Street art has always been a huge part of urban culture across the world. The once taboo art form has transformed into one of society's most unique and influential sub genres in the art world. One of the more common displays of street art is the large murals that are often placed on the sides of large buildings, train cars, and even some places that one wouldn't think to look, like on stacks of hay. The mainstream acceptance of these pieces has made life easier for the artists. One of the best in the business is Spain's very own, Gonzalo Borondo.
The man, the myth, the legend; Sylvester Stallone is most notably known for his pivotal role as underdog boxer Rocky Balboa in the 1976 box office hit, Rocky. Rocky captured the hearts of audiences worldwide, winning three Oscars in the process. The feature film spawned a successful five-part film series spanning almost two decades, an actual “Rocky Balboa” statue outside of the famous Philadelphia Museum of Art, and inspiration for future underdogs everywhere. However, many do not know that Stallone wrote the entire Rocky and Rambo film series as well as countless other films such as Paradise Alley, Staying Alive, Copland and many others. When it comes to screenwriting and directing, Sylvester Stallone is an unsung hero.