For me, performance is a conversation with the sacred and timeless, the sublime. ...more
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t’ai freedom ford discusses her newest collection, & MORE BLACK.
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Rion Amilcar Scott discusses his story collection
Insurrections, father relationships, hip-hop, knowing when to abandon a project, and choosing not to workshop certain stories. ...more
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Four years ago, LA Weekly called Steven Ellison’s music “spiritual electronica.” Today, in the wake of his fifth release, Your Dead!, the artist known as Flying Lotus is still just as difficult to categorize. The experimental producer and beat-making virtuoso is known for creating hard-to-describe musical landscapes in the tradition of predecessors J-Dilla and Madlib. At the […]