Sonja Ahlers: The Selves

BY Sarah J. in Artsy |

 Drawn and Quarterly is a comics publisher, but Sonja Ahlers' The Selves isn't a comic. You could call it sequential art, I suppose, though it's mainly collages of beautiful and slightly disturbing things, its text chosen for aesthetic value rather than to tell a story. Babies, children and mothers; cute animals and Sylvia Plath quotations; 70s and 80s fashion, Holly Hobby and Princess Di all blend together--or rather, are layered on top of one another to ... Read More
Some see it as a menace, some see a revolution, and insiders see a big fat question mark. Street Art has made its mark on the wall of history; and as one of the genre's champions, Banksy wants to tell you how. Though normally evading cameras like the plague, the grapher of mystery did an about-face in his first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop. French ex-pat, Thierry Guetta had originally planned the film as a documentary of the Street Art Movement, but Banksy saw ... Read More

DEADLY DELIVERY

BY Bette Bentley in Feminizzle |

Every minute one woman dies as a consequence of complications during birth or pregnancy. That's more than 500,000 women a year, 1 woman every minute of every day. These women do not die of diseases that can't be treated or complications that can't be prevented. They die because societies have yet to determine that their lives are worth saving. 1 out of 8 women in Sierra Leone die as a result of this! The United States is also facing this maternal ... Read More
The Sutton family recently competed on Family Feud and got the category "Something Everyone Knows About Ellen DeGeneres."  And clearly, the first thing people think of when they think of Ellen is that she's HILARIOUS, right?  Nope, it's that she's gay.  Good lord.  Even more bizarre is the weirdo who guessed that something everyone knows about Ellen is that she "doesn't like our country very much?"  Uh, what?  Is it her adorable smile ... Read More
Our Portland based writer, Elisabeth Wilson, went to see Beach House last night and had such a great time that she fell out and had an attack in the street. Here's her first hand account!   I’d been looking forward to seeing Beach House play in Portland for oh, I don’t know, four months? So it was finally April 10th and it wasn’t freezing outside and the night was unfolding without a hitch: living room pre-show drinks with my girls, ... Read More
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