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Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas Take Mariner to New Heights

I don’t recall exactly how I uncovered the album Mariner last year, a long distance collaboration between Swedish post-metal band Cult of Luna and local NYC vocalist, Julie Christmas. What I do remember is this seemingly brief album of 60 minutes transporting me to an ethereal wonderland of shadow shapes and misadventure. Across five tracks […]

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Uncovering the Sci-fi Trope of Women Who Are ‘Born Sexy Yesterday’

Aw man, check out this project by Jonathan McIntosh of Pop Culture Detective, as he dives into a common trope of female characters who have the minds of children but the bodies of mature women. Its certainly a repetitive trope I was exposed to early on as a tween reader of Manga like Chobits and […]

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Zine Fair at MoMA PS1 Music Fest, March 26th

MoMA PS1 and Other Music Present Come Together: Music Festival and Label Market Sunday, March 26th, 2017 12PM-6PM Coming up next week, #Blkgrlswurld Zine will join the Zine tables lead by Suffragette City art collective at the record label fair taking place during the music fest. Both labels and zinesters will be selling underground wares full of indie funk and […]

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NYC Women’s March & Other Nearby Events

I cannot wait to march this Saturday, Jan. 21st in NYC to stand up against the most dangerous political leadership of my generation. There are dozens of events going down around NYC to come together in resistance and to at least let these powers know that the people will be watching them very closely, and […]

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#Blkgrlswurld @ Brown Paper Zine Fair Jan. 28-29, 2017

#Blkgrlswurld ZINE will be selling our latest editions and coloring books Jan, 28-29th, 2017 at the Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair for Black and PoC Artists. The free event takes place at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA). Details below. MoCADA (80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY) – 1st and 4th Floors […]

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Bringing In The Asexual New Year

Dec. 31, 2016 I’m outside the Harlem Target store loading up my new kitchen appliances when suddenly a little old lady approaches me. With a smile across her face she exclaims,  “Ah! Bringing in the new year with a fresh start eh?” I shrug bashfully, “Sure, sure.” She nods knowingly, “I gave up new year […]

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Last Night w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan

Last night at Webster Hall the Dillinger Escape Plan blew my goddamn face off 😀 It was my first and last time seeing them perform live with this being a sort of farewell tour for them and it was INSANE. I love bands like this that have been real and authentic from the beginning, inspiring […]

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Album of the Week: Mariner

  How do you deal with an album that presents itself as not likely to ever be performed live? A musing I heard from Cult of Luna in a Spotify: Metal Talks interview, the long distance collaboration between Cult Of Luna  based in Sweden and Julie Christmas based in Brooklyn is a stellar pairing or […]

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advice to young punks

advice to young punks, by Pinkiest – you don’t need to have a jacket with patches – or army boots
- or dyed hair or piercings or tattoos – you definitely don’t need to be skinny, white, male, cis, or straight – all you need to do is like punk music
- don’t bother pretending to like […]

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Join Us at the Pioneer Works Zine Exchange

#Blkgrlswurld Zine will be sharing custom Zines at the Pioneer Works Zine Exchange in Brooklyn on May 13, 2016. Please consider bringing along your own DIY zines for the exchange, its one of the best parts of printmaking, trading amazing art with friends. See you there! Event runs May 13 from 7pm-10pm + many thanks […]