The very real anger and frustrations of the working classes across Britain have failed to be addressed and the European Union and the issues of immigration have sadly been utilised as a scapegoat through a thinly-veiled xenophobia disguised as taking back control of the nation’s democracy.
The intimate PSI Theatre at Durham Arts Council felt like the perfect space to experience the soul vibrations of Brandee Younger, along with Chelsea Baratz on tenor sax, Dezron Douglas on bass, and Otis Brown III on drums. The band played a medley of Alice Coltrane and Dorothy Ashby, original compositions from Wax and Wane, and [...]
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 [...]
"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. [...]
When the speech ended, the floor opened for questions from the audience when a man asked why it felt as though the fate of civilization rested on these elections...
When the Egyptian revolution occurred in 2011 and the 2013-2014 Euromaidan protests followed in Ukraine, unless you were on the ground experiencing the catastrophic political turmoil, it was difficult to begin to comprehend the true sequence of events or how the people were responding to them. Luckily, there is film, and people use film to [...]
COLUMBIA, SC It’s an hour til the new year. The clock is ticking on an empty stage directly in front of the South Carolina State House, where the notorious confederate flag had waved for fifty four years... until 2015 took it down. A congested and anxious crowd stretches all the way down Main Street as [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnJFhuOWgXg My coworker turned to me today and said, “Oh, no. The New York Times. Tamir Rice.” I wish I could say I was surprised at the results: no indictment in the case of a police officer who shot and killed unarmed/toy gun-armed/two-armed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio about two seconds - no exaggeration, [...]
Global leaders collected in Paris for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN FCCC) Conference of Parties (COP21) in early December to resolve collective action on the issue. The Earth’s changing landscapes and the telling experiences of climate refugees are the tangible evidence of three decades of research. The Earth’s conditions are inching [...]
Slurred, disjointed braggadocio drenched in bouncy, delayed autotune. Punchy ad-libs peppered sporadically like trumpeted staccatos. Synth heavy beats sliding around, as amorphous as a gust of propane that has escaped from a steel tank. All of these and more are characteristic of your average banger issued by Chief Keef, christened Keith Cozart on the 15th [...]