Getting to the root: Where do our missing girls go?

The #missingDCgirls have woken us up again. Black cis and trans girls & women reported missing across the country number close to 75,000. 37 of the cases in DC - all Black and Latinx - reported since January remain unsolved. In the past few weeks, spikes in disappearances of young women of color - and [...]

Illustrating Monsters in Human Nature with Mananiko Amarilla

Mananiko Amarilla Kobakhidze lives and studies as a graphic designer and illustrator in Tbilisi, Georgia. At 25, she shares the belief that we all encounter and harbor inner selves as often as other human beings. Her work accentuates these beings - and ways of being - in familiar form, inviting us to see we all experience them. [...]

Cypherpunk Hammy Havoc’s take on privacy, open-source society, and true self-sustenance

Hammy Havoc is a multi-faceted cypherpunk writer based in Liverpool, United Kingdom. We had to have him tell us more about how he - and others - can practice what he preaches; cypherpunks are advocates for social and political change via strong cryptography and privacy-enhancing technologies. Cypherpunk principles tie in directly to his workflows as CEO of Split [...]

Pie Face Girls: Angry, Attentive, and Anti-HB2

We started off discussing Monsanto on slightly damp benches. Dani’s disdain for the company’s careless disruption of the natural flow of things quickly shifted into the group's deep appreciation for the deliciousness of ugly fruit, specifically blood oranges from earlier in the summertime. “GMO OMG.", she recommended, "It’s on Netflix.”. I ran into the Raleigh-based [...]

Messages from a movement: Charlotte, NC rises up together

On this hot, sunny Saturday in September, the people of the Queen City and beyond marched together in protest to denounce and heal from the killings of Keith Lamont Scott and Justin Carr, to resist the presence of the National Guard throughout the city, and to exercise freedom of speech and assembly in statements against systematic violence and institutionalized racism. Charlotte, like Ferguson [...]

Tennyson: Playing through Process

The crowd at Motorco Music Hall grooved along with Tennyson, deeply attuned to the myriad frequencies and rhythms being processed and punctuated before our eyes. Digital jazz pulsated through the crowd in pleasant bouts - when eyes weren’t closed, they were alight - captivated by the layers and levels The Canadian sibling duo brought to [...]

Alex Quirk invites you to explore memory and perception

"In Western thought, the conscious being is often divided into two parts: mind, and body. Senses, and thoughts. Perception, and memory. It seems every conscious thought is rooted in either instantaneous perception or recall. What, then, can be said about a person’s soul if one side of that duality is completely destroyed?" asks Alex Quirk.   [...]

A fresh lens on Fes

Faces and places in Fes, Morocco captured by Hannah Sommer, our Asheville-based contributing photographer, currently abroad in Europe and North Africa. Her lens invokes a willingness to see, which the natural states of life there greet with a warm welcome.             More on life lived throughout the world, in its simplicity and multiplicity, to come! Follow us [...]

Q&A: Dr. Jill Stein on human rights in the US, the Green New Deal, and millennial voters

Dr. Jill Stein is tireless, fearless and just won’t stop... watch video of the interview or scroll for the Q&A. Are you tired from your trip throughout North Carolina? “Well, it’s been like an unending trip for four or five months. I just have very little time in between trips, and I was just in Maryland. [...]