Art & Culture

The Rap and Activism of Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

The Rap and Activism of Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

The 18-year-old hip-hop artist hopes to be a force of positive change. Praised by the likes of Chance the Rapper, Leonardo DiCaprio, and James Cameron, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is also the Youth Director for Earth Guardians, a non-profit dedicated to inspiring young people to activate their voices in response to climate change. ...
What David Bowie Thought of His Exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum

What David Bowie Thought of His Exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum

“We wanted the title, David Bowie Is, to be about putting him in the present tense. But it was also the idea that people have their own idea of who David Bowie is, what David Bowie is to them. And I was really, really conscious, as we all would be, that we were dealing with a subject that people feel absolutely passionately about.” ...
Rima Rabbath, Hot, Hip & Holy: The Yogi Who Brings the Rave to the Yoga Class

Hot, Hip & Holy: The Yogi Who Brings the Rave to the Yoga Class

“You can take the girl out of the club but you can’t take the club out of the girl. I’m a total raver,” says Lebanese-born and Parisian-raised Rima Rabbath. With an average of 70 (very cool) students per class at the Jivamukti Yoga Center, Rima is hands-down the hottest, hippest and holiest yoga teacher in New York City. ...
Artist Miya Ando is a Woman of the World

Artist Miya Ando is a Woman of the World

Miya Ando is a woman of the world. The half-Japanese, half-Russian-American artist grew up in between a Japanese Buddhist temple and a redwood forest Northern California before migrating east to New York to focus on her artwork. These days, the world-renowned artist has taken up bi-coastal residency
Rising Songwriter Davie Teams Up With Ray-Ban’s “Rock the House”

Rising Songwriter Davie Teams Up With Ray-Ban’s “Rock the House”

At the entrance to the Ray-Ban store in Soho, a bespectacled man is screenprinting t-shirts. With one swipe of paint against a screen, the words “Rock the House” find themselves onto a white t-shirt, followed by a swipe of red that makes a pair of the iconic Ray-Ban Wayfarers appear.
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Lily Kwong Grows Plants, and Plants Root Her

For most working professionals, jobs are sources of stress that throw us off balance. But on the other hand, there are people like Lily Kwong, whose work builds roots, literally grounding her into who she is.