As a documentary on one of America’s most prolific writers makes its way to the big screen, Heidi Harrington-Johnson reflects on the life of Joan Didion—a woman who lived in, understood, and eloquently wrote about two of America’s most revered cities.
In collaboration with Spanish photographer Carlota Guerrero and director Alan Ferguson, Solange Knowles Ferguson explores black womanhood through a digital dossier of movement, repetition and landscape for the Tate Modern.
Max Hayward draws our attention to past and present race relations in America through the powerful and poetic words of civil rights activist and writer James Baldwin in the essayistic documentary ‘I Am Not Your Negro’.
Marta Skrabacz looks back over the story of the bagel: from its 500 years of Polish-Jewish history to its journey from Krakow to Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Melbourne maker and artist Beci Orpin shares her favourite local stores in amongst a flourishing independent retail scene in Portland, Oregon.
From the surrealism that Dalí transposed onto a small Spanish fishing village, to the vibrancy of a Marrakech villa and garden that worked its way into Yves Saint Laurent’s collections, here are five homes that hold a very special place in the heart of their locale and the artist who created them.
Curator Annika Kristensen gives us a drive-by tour of LA’s up-and-coming art scene. Through visits to The Broad, 356 Mission, Chinatown and beyond, Annika attempts to make sense of this city built on clichés; a city once described by Jack Kerouac, and later immortalised by the Guns N’ Roses, as a “jungle.”
Brit Bennett speaks about growing up in Southern California, writing her debut novel “The Mothers” from coffee shops in LA, and her desire for “mobile happiness,” where she can be happy living anywhere.
Photographer Émilie Régnier explores the relationship between Africa and the West, celebrity and the everyday person, as she captures women in Côte d’Ivoire beauty salons and people across borders fashioned in leopard print.
For journalist and documentary filmmaker Santilla Chingaipe, the pulse of New York City lies in Harlem: a black mecca home to the legendary Apollo Theater, Studio Museum in Harlem and some of the best African American cuisine on the island.
Novelist Anna Snoekstra turns the tables on her literary agent, MacKenzie Fraser-Bub, to discover the city’s literary highlights, what she’s looking for in a manuscript, and the hidden parks where one can find a little solitude.