Global Voices introduces us to El Hombrecito, a music group that interweaves Dominican poetry and visual art into their performances, in a story written by Natali Herrera Pacheco and translated by Eleanor Weekes. El Hombrecito hopes to spark interest in the country’s literature by setting it against the backdrop of bachata, rock, or experimental music, which brings literature to a much wider audience, and also separates Dominican literature from Western, democratized influences....more
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BOMB Magazine’s Legacy Russell interviews performance artist Ann Hirsch about being scandalous, what it means to be a “camwhore,” the construction of girlhood, and feeling ashamed. The entire conversation was conducted over Twitter (#LRAH).
“My ‘activist’ goal is simply to create empathy for women that are typically loathed in media.”...more