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Music

Record Machine: Otherness by Kindness

Perhaps you haven’t heard of Kindness — the slow-jamz electropop project from Adam Bainbridge — but if you have a fondness for early ’90s-style downtempo dance tunes and goddess Robyn herself, then do click on through.

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Op Ed

Privilege and Otherness: Outside the Thin, White Lines

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein In my last essay, I talked about the place that privilege and otherness has within the art world and how it’s often overlooked. After […]

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Perspectives

On Being Mixed: The Other’s Other

“What are you?” If I had a penny for every time I’ve heard that question, I could pay off my student loans. What I am is mixed race, multi-ethnic, a hapa, whatever you want to call it ““ equal parts Japanese, Italian, Norwegian, and English. Some of my family members came to America seventeen generations […]

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Perspectives

Privilege and Otherness : Art to Stand On

Privilege is one of those words that says everything and nothing at all. It also sends those who are claimed to have privilege into a tizzy of explanations on how they didn’t create the system and how they can’t be blamed for society’s ills at large (FYI – it ain’t about you – more on […]