may 2017

a completely random curation of thought-provoking art, music, humor and life

Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota uses thread and everyday objects to build installations that evoke memory, dreams, and the subconscious.

via Instagram.

A singer, songwriter, and rapper from Toronto, Jessie Reyez displays an astoundingly raw emotional depth and range.

Watch the trailer for Nasty Gal, a documentary on Betty Davis. Davis was a legend in the music industry, writing and producing her own albums in the '70s. She married Miles Davis and then mysteriously vanished for 30 years. Watch for the documentary release this year.

Elizabeth Fraser's hauntingly beautiful vocals lend an eerie depth to the cover of Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren" by This Mortal Coil.

Comedian Tig Notaro hires a party clown in an effort to battle the blues. SNL writers "borrowed" much of the narrative for a recent sketch.

Poets Paola Gonzalez & Karla Gutierrez: “At the Wall, US/Mexican Border.”

The Quipu Project in Peru gives a voice and means for healing for over 300,000 indigenous, poverty-stricken men and women who were sterilized without consent. The sterilizations were sponsored by the state in the 1990s, often without anesthesia. Learn more about this powerful project and listen to women and men share their stories. The name Quipu comes from the Incas who used the term for brightly colored knotted threads to relay stories. Learn more here.

Punk + Menstrual Blood + Shunning Social Standards = Period Bomb

Behnaz Shafiei defies the Iranian standard that sports aren't appropriate for women.

Grimes (music producer, songwriter, director, illustrator, engineer, singer) takes brilliant, understated jabs at surviving a male dominated society in 2012's "Oblivion."

Grungy, lo-fi, fuzzy pop with 17-year-old Lindsey Jordan at the helm—Baltimore's Snail Mail released the single "Thinning" from their EP Habit in 2016.

Olivia Gatwood is sheer poetic force. In this clip she takes on "bitch face."