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December 3, 2015

An apology was issued recently pertaining to the movie ‘Gods of Egypt’. The movie is about a battle between the ancient gods of Egypt and the mortals who live there. But what has created such a huge controversy within the movie was not the story line itself, but rather...

December 2, 2015

As rappers go, Drake doesn’t seem like too bad of a guy. While many male rappers blatantly objectify women in their lyrics, Drake worships the “good girl,” a woman who is goal-oriented and virtuous yet sexy. He has made a brand for himself as the sensitive “nice guy.”...

December 2, 2015

When I imagine an artist living in New York this image first comes to my mind: a white male with a well-trimmed beard lounging in his stylish penthouse apartment – hardly a starving artist. And according to the collective BFAMFAPhD’s project “Census Report,” my initial...

December 2, 2015

The Pirelli Calendar is kind of a big deal. It was created fifty years ago by the tire company as an artsy way to advertise their products. It is known for capturing images of beautiful women in the nude, one for each month. By portraying beauty standards throughout th...

December 2, 2015

The Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec indigenous community in Oaxaca is considering taking legal action against fashion designer Isabe Marant for producing a blouse they believe bears an uncanny likeness to their own traditional garb. The Mixe people have made a statement say...

December 2, 2015

There are numerous reasons to censor art and literature. Everyone has their own unique opinions and therefore their own ideas as to what should and should not be censored. A current popular reason for censorship by right-wing activists is to “protect the children.” And...

December 1, 2015

In late October, a group of all-female street artists called Morivivi painted a mural of two nude women along the side of a freeway underpass in Puerto Rico. The artists were given permission to paint the mural by the appropriate government agencies. The image of the t...

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