watch | DJ Fatz and DJ 2wenty of Choice FM on party-rocking, and The People’s Station

DJ 2wenty: We're for the people. Nine times out of ten if the people want it, we do it.  Choice FM 92.1, is a radio station reaching Rocky Mount, Wilson, Oxford, Nashville, Zebulon, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Durham. Affiliated with the nationally syndicated Breakfast Club, they cover mainstream Hip Hop and R&B culture and music; [...]

Our magazine was catfished: An apology and reflection from the editor

“Humanity amongst the ruins of constant conflict” has become an ironic title, considering that the individual we featured turned out to be a digital ghost. We were catfished on this piece, along with The Telegraph, Wall Street Journal, Vice and several other outlets by the person who portrayed themselves as “Eduardo Martins”. He pulled us [...]

watch | Cool Boy 36 speaks on video art, streetwear, Raund Haus

Cool Boy 36 sat down to share what the movement and collection is about, shouting out creatives in the Durham, NC scene. Click to get a little more familiar: Sass.Art Young Estelle Trandle Drozy Raund Haus sister, brother Shop Cool Boy 36 art and gear at bigcartel and keep an eye out for Flora (Cool Boy [...]

Speak up for free and open internet – a brief on net neutrality

Net neutrality is calling on us all to speak up - individuals, organizations, and companies continue to do so. People have already submitted over 10 million comments this most recent round. The power to stand against it, to retain some principles of free and open Internet lies with us. Here's a few thoughts and reads [...]

Growth through Darkness: A Gallery Walk with Charvis Harrell

"My art comes from a dark place," wrote Charvis, when we asked him to share about his process and introduce himself.   We all know the saying meant to push us through times of intense adversity and ongoing challenges: “that which doesn't kill you will only make you stronger”. But if you ask him, "it's [...]

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 [...]