The opening guitar chords and lyrics of “Wonderwall” are instantly recognizable and immediately reflect the music scene of the 90s But what isn’t evident from just hearing the song is the varied and trying history behind the band and one of its members. Liam Gallagher, head singer of the band Oasis and later Beady Eye, may have provided the vocals for the quintessential 90s Britrock song, but he has also to create fodder for the band’s downfall and his trying relationship with his brother and former bandmate, Noel Gallagher.

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Sneakers are more than just shoes. Sneakers have forged bonds among communities, and they have inspired philanthropic efforts, such as Sneaker Ball Atlanta. Sneaker Ball Atlanta is an annual benefit that raises funds to provide kids and teens with financial support and sneakers. Sneaker Ball ATL’s Instagram profile describes the fundraiser as “a premier event that brings together professionals across the City of Atlanta for a night benefiting youth in low income & underserved areas.”

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A typical member of the paparazzi can often be seen chasing down celebrities at literally any cost, taking high risks to capture a person at their best, or in many instances even at their worst.  Bill Cunningham, however, is a different breed of a photographer.  While he is known for his unexpected frames of celebrities and New York’s elite, the eighty-three-year-old fashion and street photographer has continuously earned the distinct respect of those he photographs. 

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If your dreams encountered zithers, glockenspiels, and synthesizers, it would sound something like Freelance Whales. The members of Freelance Whales use many different kinds of instruments in their music. Uncommon instruments like the glockenspiel and the zither make their way into the band’s songs. This is something that challenges, but also excites the musicians.

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When I think of  Jordans or J’s, almost immediately a picture of the classic Air Jordan 1’s pops up in my head, and also the thought of how I can get my hands on a pair of them. Most people can agree that a nice pair of fresh Jordans; with no creases can definitely uplift anyone's mood. When the words ‘art’ and ‘jordans’ show up in the same sentence, it now becomes a little harder to entertain the thought. Brooklyn-based artist Michael Murphy has figured out how to perfectly blend the two together in a way that emphasizes the viewer's perspective; depending on where they are standing in the room.

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One of the most enduring philosophical conversations is Hobbes’ and Rousseau's debate of whether a man is inherently good or inherently evil. This debate can be found – in its purest form – in children. They can be cute, naïve, and innocent, but often equally destructive and cruel. This duality of both good and bad is what defines most of our childhoods, and that duality can be found in the mischievous, yet cherubic children illustrated by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara.

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