Camp Christmas

In light of the holiday season (and Project 4), information about Camp Christmas caught my eye this week. Camp Christmas is an indoor immersive art installation in Aurora, CO that really exemplifies the holiday spirit. With mesmerizing displays of decorations that shift time and reality mashed together in a massive 10,000-square-foot wonderland, it’s any Christmas…

Best Architecture Photos of 2019

Earlier this month, the Architectural Photography Awards announced the shortlist of best pictures of architecture of 2019. The list showcases the best of 2,000 entries received from more than 40 countries. The awards are divided into six categories: exteriors, interiors, sense of place, buildings in use, social housing, and shelter. Here are the pictures! (so…

Launch of Disney+

As a very big fan of Disney, I was very excited to hear over a year ago about the Disney+ streaming service. I haven’t subscribed (yet), but I’ve been reading some pretty interesting articles commenting on prospective declines or possible cancellation of people’s subscriptions. The way some people are looking at it is that they…

Willie and Kacey sing “Rainbow Connection”

I love the song “Rainbow Connection,” and it was really cool to hear that Willie Nelson and Kacey Musgraves sang it together at the CMA Awards this past Wednesday. I thought it was a beautiful performance. I had heard and read articles concerned for Nelson’s health as he seemed to be struggling for breath while…

Hamilton

With Hamilton leaving Philadelphia his week, I wanted to share this article that I feel shows the relevancy of the show being this city. From the ability to follow Hamilton’s footsteps Through pPhiladelphia’s historic district to the Hamilton exhibit at the Constitution Center, in a way a lot of people have said the the musical…

Diversifying the Entertainment Industry

This article talks about Howard University and Amazon Studio’s program called Howard Entertainment that will give African American, Latinx and Native American students a chance to study and train alongside entertainment executives. it seems like a great experience that will offer Howard students a unique interdisciplinary curriculum, coupled with hands-on work experiences and networking with…

Snow White

As a huge Disney fan, the fact that Snow White and the Seven Dwarves was the first animated feature to be produced in English and in Technicolor is very interesting. It’s hard to believe that that level of animation was able to be released so long ago in 1937 (in Hollywood), but it goes to…

Mamadi Doumbouya

I love reading┬ástories about artists who find their passions and pursue them (even if later than people may think). For┬áMamadi Doumbouya, he began photographing at 19 and by 22 his photographs have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Port and The Cut. His journey can be said to have begun when his friend in…

Did the Joker not need the origin story it got?

Last week, I watched Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix as the title role. I’ve since been reading several articles concerning the controversy with film discussing how the whole point of the Joker was that he had no backstory and was just an evil being who desired to cause chaos and how this move ascribes what some…

2% of global art auction spending is on work by women. 2. Percent.

The lack of diversity in many professional fields is not something I am unfamiliar to; however, the lack of diversity in the professionally acknowledged art was not something I was familiar to. The statistic that only 2% of global art auction spending was on work by women blew my mind. This is especially due to…