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Read story: Dear Music Industry
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Dear Music Industry

When I was young I had the impression I was being followed. Wherever I went, whatever progress I made, a sensation of worry would grab ahold of me. In the days of picking dandelions and coloring outside of the lines, it was easy enough to ignore all this; pushing it back under the bed like a creature from a children’s book. In recent years, with feelings of stress and panic growing prominent and manifesting into physical symptoms, it became necessary to acknowledge the obvious: anxiety was greatly impacting my life.

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By Local Wolves
Dec 11, 2017 · 9 min read

Read story: Hayley Kiyoko
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Hayley Kiyoko

Actress and musician Hayley Kiyoko may be recognized from her early roles as Stella from the Disney Channel original movie Lemonade Mouth (2011) or as the glasses-wearing sleuth Velma from the live-action Scooby Doo films. But these days, Hayley may be known for a lot more. Whether it’s a new feature film, a hit procedural drama or an EP release, Hayley’s been making strides in her careers, both on screen and on stage.

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By NKD Mag
Sep 1, 2015 · 6 min read

Read story: Building Mirrors
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Building Mirrors

The year 2018 brought many milestones for minorities in Hollywood, with the surprising success of Black Panther – now among the top 10 highestgrossing films – and Crazy Rich Asians, which continues to break recent box-office records with domestic revenues surpassing $165 million. The 2018 Hollywood Diversity Report by UCLA, however, reveals that minorities and women “remain underrepresented on every front” – despite the fact that minorities purchased the majority of tickets for five of the top 10 films in 2016 (ranked by global box office). The report also reinforces a commonly understood fact, that people of colour and women “have faced an uphill battle” in the entertainment industry, with fewer than 13 percent of broadcast scripted shows created by women, and only 7.3 percent created by minorities – which makes Issa Rae’s success even more notable as the first African- American woman to produce and star in a premium cable show (while still in her early 30s). This year, Rae received a Peabody award and two Emmy nominations for HBO’s Insecure, which is currently in its third season.

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By Bay Street Bull
Oct 16, 2018 · 7 min read

Read story: Jenny Welbourn
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Jenny Welbourn

On one of the first days of 2018, a friend and I sat at a park in LA and people-watched. We were talking about the lessons we’d learned during the bedlam of the previous year and the goals we hoped to speak into existence for the one ahead. Some of the dreams we discussed existed on a larger, more reverie-like scale: someday soon, we would move to New York City and live in a tiny apartment with all the creative possibilities at our fingertips. Others were far less drastic: we wanted to be less concerned with the self (and society)-imposed “rules” of clothing. For one, we wished we could embrace the “baggy” look — it was something we considered to be effortlessly cool on everyone else but ourselves.

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By Local Wolves
Mar 12, 2018 · 8 min read

Read story: Spotlight on Richard Cabral
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Spotlight on Richard Cabral

For every time the word impossible is brought up, Richard Cabral is the embodiment that it does not exist. From prisoner to Emmy Award nominee, Richard has become an inspiration to many. Having played different roles, he was recognized for his performance in “American Crime,” where he was nominated for an Emmy Award and two well-known movies, "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" & "Walk of Shame", marking his ability to adapt to different creative environments. With his new movie "Breaking In" coming soon, Richard is sure to keep our readers attention.

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By BELLO Media Group
May 16, 2018 · 5 min read

Read story: Bo Burnham
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Bo Burnham

“It’s so funny because it’s now insanely, nine, ten years ago,” says Bo Burnham about the beginning of his career as we sit in his dimly lit greenroom at the PlayStation Theater before his show in New York City that night. “I don’t know what part of the story is what I remember telling or what actually happened.”

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By NKD Mag
Nov 1, 2015 · 6 min read

Read story: Ashley Lukashevsky
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Ashley Lukashevsky

In 2008, the United States witnessed one of the most historic presidential races in this nation’s history. The first black presidential candidate, Barack Obama, was running for office and the excitement behind his electoral run was fueled by hope, passion and a promise of progress. The campaign’s impact and lasting impression will forever be marked in history by Obama’s inspiring speeches, his call for unity and of course the political art that was made. One of the most symbolic pieces of art, which became the cornerstone of Obama’s presidency, was Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” poster. Now, during times of immense change, there comes a need to encapsulate all of the feelings, iconic symbols, and movements, in activist art pieces. Honolulu born and Los Angeles based graphic design artist, Ashley Lukashevsky, has taken the nation by storm as one of the creators of iconic resistance symbols and images in an environment that requires her vibrant, poignant and empowering style to heal, inspire and drive others to make a change.

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By Local Wolves
Mar 12, 2018 · 8 min read

Read story: Lacey Sturm
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Lacey Sturm

There are so many Caucasian lead vocalists and rock alt-rock acts and probably as many with a lion tattoo on their shoulders but there has only been one

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By Imbue Magazine
Oct 11, 2017 · 3 min read

Read story: Rich Brian's Glow Up
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Rich Brian's Glow Up

At 18 years old, Rich Brian represents a new chapter in hip-hop. No longer just a viral sensation, the Indonesian rapper wants you to see him – and his 88rising crew – as more than a novelty

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By Crack Magazine
Aug 9, 2018 · 11 min read

Read story: The Second Coming: Reginald Sylvester II
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The Second Coming: Reginald Sylvester II

Februaries in New York can be especially unforgiving—the din of NYFW clamped onto the tail end of a long winter season can take its toll on the average industry dweller trying to keep up with it all. A welcome break came in the form of a trudge through wind and sleet to pay a visit to Reginald Sylvester II, currently making his rounds on the fine art circuit as one of the youngest hands in the industry. And quite a few rounds he has made, despite only having started three years ago, with solo shows in London, New York and Tokyo, showing at the Fondazione Stelline in Milan, and being the youngest artist on record to show at the legendary Lever House in New York City.

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By Hypebeast
Mar 29, 2018 · 10 min read