One of the most historically beloved American television shows, The Wonder Years, came to an end in May of 1993. The widely popular sitcom which premiered January 31, 1988, followed a white suburban family between the years of 1968 to 1973. Now imagine if you were to shift the show’s dynamic from a white family in the 60s, to a Black family living in the same period.
What happens when you combine internet fame with a passion to showcase the beautiful sections of the city you call home? Seattle-based cutout artist Rudy Willinghamis the result.
Willingham, a multifaceted artist and DJ, is known for his cut-out art that features hand-drawn illustrations put against external and real-life settings, which leads to wondering how he chooses these backgrounds.
The harp is one of those instruments you rarely hear about today, but everyone can instantly recognize the angelic sound that resonates from its strings when it is played. When we think of the harp, we imagine the classical orchestra pieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Sebastian Bach during the prim and proper time of heavily powdered wigs. But, now in 2021, classical instruments have simultaneously evolved with the music trends and eras of time.
On Friday, I got the opportunity to view George Galbreath’s art at his solo exhibition entitled "Bridges: Through the Pandemic" in Atlanta. Upon entering, I was greeted by a small venue with bright white walls, a brown concrete floor, and a high exposed ceiling. The structure of the space embodied the artistic and urban atmosphere of the city of Atlanta. It was an airy and open space ready to be decorated with the work of artists. The white walls welcomed the flamboyant and radiant colors of George Galbreath’s work. Many people observed his artwork throughout the night, Galbreath’s pieces created a one-of-a-kind experience by allowing guests to see the Coronavirus pandemic through his eyes as an educator and an artist.
Everybody has their favorite pair of jeans. Whether you’re a person who prefers a pair of high-end designer jeans, or you may be like me and you are content with a plain comfortable pair, we all have our favorite. But what makes your favorite pair different from the rest? I found my favorite pair accidentally while shopping for an outfit to wear to a party that I ended up not even going to. I’m a bargain shopper, so I’m always sliding down the clearance aisle to see if I can find a steal. Low and behold I found a pair of Ralph Lauren jeans at a price I couldn’t resist, and the price was so low I can’t even tell you how much they were. Shoutout to Macy’s though!
What makes them my favorite pair isn’t just the brand, but they’re super comfortable and fit perfectly. They are a lighter blue, so they pretty much go with everything. I’m also a sucker for versatility.
Chloe Lonsdale, the founder of M.i.H jeans, offers a ton of versatility with her women’s jeans. Chloe was pretty much raised in the clothing industry, denim in particular.
The first sign that a new genre of sound has been created in music usually comes from the emergence of new terminology. In the 21st century, it is becoming more and more difficult to pinpoint artists to a certain genre— or to even identify if the genre has been created before. This could not be more accurate for the Australian-based music group Tame Impala, whose sound takes listeners outside the realm of the known universe. Put simply, Tame Impala is radically changing music and the status quo when it comes to grooves that move us.