Don’t Leave Me This Way: Finding The Remnants Of NYC’s Lesbian Bars In Gwen Shockey’s “Addresses”
Art / Party Out Of Bounds

Don’t Leave Me This Way: Finding The Remnants Of NYC’s Lesbian Bars In Gwen Shockey’s “Addresses”

Living in New York, you get used to loss–not necessarily just the loss of beloved people, but of establishments. These bars, clubs, dives and cafes, particularly queer and queer-friendly spaces, are not just favored locations to grab a bite or a beer, but they’re where communities and even, worlds are built and thrive (even if temporarily). Continue reading

Mammy’s Revenge: The Inescapability Of History In Kara Walker’s ‘A Subtlety’
Art

Mammy’s Revenge: The Inescapability Of History In Kara Walker’s ‘A Subtlety’

One of the most subversive public art installations I have ever seen, Walker’s radical artistic creation vibrates with history: the history of race and gender under slavery, the history of the sugar industry, the history of art and the history of New York City. Given the multitude of meanings, Walker’s A Subtlety is certainly anything but subtle. Continue reading