Jessy Edwards I’ve decided to become an Instagram model. The idea has been seeding for some time. It started with Love and Hip Hop. Half the girls on the show have successful music careers. The other have successful Instagram modeling careers. I can’t rap or sing, so at this stage my best chance of getting on the show is probably through curating a public gallery … Continue reading MAKE ME AN INSTAGRAM MODEL
Sally Hedberg When news broke the Village Voice would cease its print publication New Yorkers went into mourning. The alt-weekly had become a part of so many’s New York identities, including Sally Hedberg who put pen to paper for old times sake. I daydreamed about moving to New York City and writing for Village Voice throughout high school, soul-saving daydreams for a teenage girl navigating those … Continue reading SAYING GOODBYE TO AN ICON; ‘THE VILLAGE VOICE’
Anna Bradley-Smith Wikipedia the world’s fountain of knowledge had to tell me my ex-boyfriend’s birthdate today. I wanted to wish him a happy 29th or 30th, I also needed to check which it was. Things blur quickly with change. I try to end relationships on good terms, often boiling down to an annual birthday well wish. Scrolling through the brief bio section I got what … Continue reading THE NEW VERSION
Anna Bradley-Smith In five hours I’m going to be in the same room as a man I’ve turned in to a God and I have no fucking idea what to wear. I’ve given up even thinking about what I would say if I got the chance. How do you mentally prepare for being close to someone who you listen to daily, maybe within reach. Someone … Continue reading WHAT’S A GOON TO A GOBLIN?
Jessy Edwards I remember being very aware of the shape of my legs, even as a young girl. They were twice the thickness of my friends’. As we climbed trees lining the school field, one-by-one hoisting ourselves into the leaves, their legs – impossibly spindly to my eye – would delicately propel them up like mosquitoes on water. Meanwhile my strong, sturdy legs would boost … Continue reading MODERN LOVE: ME AND MY LEGS
The animals may be not be alive and well, but the art form definitely is. Anna Bradley-Smith delves into the weird and growing world of taxidermy. Coco holds out a dead duckling on a tray. Its small, fluffy body stands upright, ready to waddle away; its eyes are open and unblinking. Coco’s eyes are also open, unblinking, fixed on something to his right. Standing with … Continue reading THE UNDYING ART OF TAXIDERMY
We know when one door shuts, another opens; but two Bed-Stuy businesses have gone one up by sharing an entrance and letting the old and new come together. People are sitting under a leafy peach tree, some have wine, some coffee. Hanging shells swing in the breeze as the sun slices across the garden; J Dilla’s voice floats softly outside. You’d be forgiven for ordering … Continue reading A UNION FIT FOR A GODDESS