“Look Past the Rainbow”: Rainbow Capitalism

Monisha Mukherjee June 1st was upon us, and with it the rainbows descended. The first pride parade in two years was nearing and I was beyond excited for the festivities, the love, and let’s be honest, the outfits. I was ready to dress as chaotic as I wanted and then ride the metro like it […]

PrideFest 2022

With multi-colored balloons cascading on the bridge over James River, walking into a portal of multiple flags and accepting love through the air, PrideFest 2022 has officially launched.

Rice Evan’s Gallery Review

I had the privilege of attending a new art gallery showing at the ALMA’S Art Gallery right here in
Richmond on September 15, 2022. The art showing is called Subconsciously Monumental and
throughout the art gallery it takes you back a decade into the early 2000s teen world. While sauntering
through the exhibit I felt like I was time traveling back to 2012.

Richmond’s Pick Me Ups: What to Do in RVA When You’re Feelin’ Down

Article and Graphics By: Annie Chilton Back to school season can be both an exciting and overwhelming time. It’s important to take care of your mental health and practice self-care while classes start back up. No matter what, everyone feels down sometimes and has their own way of coping with that, whether it be snuggling […]

Eugenio Espinoza’s Onceptuales

To appreciate and comprehend Eugenio Espinoza’s new art exhibition, Onceptuales at the Anderson, you have to start with his past. Born in the 1950’s in the highlands of Venezuela, Eugenio Espinoza incorporates his infamous grid art style into his new exhibit, which ties back to his past art style of predominantly grid-like art. Some of

Black Body Amnesia Performance Review

Hosted by the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art), Test Pattern is a monthly event to showcase different art and performances, including the performance I saw by artist and author, Jaamil Olawale Kosoka, which was called Black Body Amnesia. This performance was a live theatrical event exploring the worlds of black people.

Embrace The Chaos With ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’

I have always loved a good family drama, but the director duo Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert have created an insanely fantastical take on these broken dynamics in their new film Everything Everywhere All At Once, which was released in the U.S. on March 30th, 2022. The duo finds a way to encompass the fragility, rigidity, and complex nature of human emotion through a conversation of the multiverse.

Capes and Tights: Pop Culture’s Commodification of Comic Books

If you’ve been on the internet recently, you’ve probably heard of the upcoming Marvel film, Thor: Love and Thunder. Slated to hit theaters in July of this year, it’s being set up as the summer installment of Disney’s blockbuster franchise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe,

An Interview with Catch the Fire

About a month ago I was lucky enough to be able to sit down with some of the leaders of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Black Student Advocacy group to talk about their inspiring club, their struggles and hopes for the future and the sense of community they foster.

Why I’m Quitting Objective Writing

The idea of objectivity as it intersects within the journalism and writing worlds is one I have turned about in my mind for a long time now. In the many journalism classes I’ve taken thus far in college,there is undoubtedly an expectation that objectivity will remain the core value in which we center our writing on. 

Hearing Amber Heard: The Failings of Pop Culture’s Perfect Victim

On Monday, April 11, 2022, dozens of fans gathered outside of the Fairfax County Circuit Court to stand in support of actor Johnny Depp. They carried protest signs and waved pirate flags to commemorate his iconic role as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean films. One fan, Jacina, traveled all the way from Australia. When asked by reporter Victoria Bekiempis about her support for Depp, she said, “Because I believe he’s innocent, and I don’t think that men’s reputation should be able to be ruined on the say-so of one person when it’s not true. He’s suffered very bad consequences that he didn’t deserve, because I think he’s a pure soul and he deserves redemption.” This is, of course, in reference to his ex-wife, Amber Heard, and the accusations of domestic violence she’s levied against him, the validity of those claims making up the reasoning for this very trial.

Herstory: Fashion

In fashion, women have been dominating the industry with their stories, hard work, accomplishments and trailblazing. Today, I want to recognize women who strive to be the best in their work and want to change the game of fashion with their presence. What makes these three women important to me is their ability to create spaces for others and how they are able to preserve in the world of fashion. In my opinion, these three are paving the way for the next generation of women to be in fashion.

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