Category: Art

‘Atlanta Skips A Grade

What is “Atlanta,” exactly? It’s a fair but limiting question. Fair, because, look, if one week you were watching a show about a couple who might have broken up at a German-culture festival, and then the next week they’re gone and you’re watching a road comedy about an exasperated rapper and his pathologically distractible barber,

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Katherine Dunham, Pioneering Dancer and Activist, Inspires a Book

The choreographer, dancer and social activist Katherine Dunham made headlines in 1944, when, after reluctantly performing for a racially segregated audience in Louisville, Ky., she declared that if the theater wanted her to return, it would have to integrate. This scene introduces an in-depth, necessary new book on Dunham and her trailblazing career, “Katherine Dunham:

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Colin Kaepernick strips down

This is an extended interview from the 2013 ESPN The Magazine Body Issue. Subscribe to The Mag today! Why did you decide to pose for the Body Issue? CK: I’m not your typical quarterback. I don’t like when people say, “Quarterbacks aren’t supposed to run” or “Quarterbacks aren’t supposed to work out a certain way.”

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This morning I was reading up on actor Ira Aldridge (Adrian Lester is playing him in a new stage production at the Tricycle theater in London – see Sergio’s announcement HERE), and I stumbled upon this video of Chiweter Ejioforperforming Hamlet, from Lawrence Bridges’ 2005 documentary Why Shakespeare?, which featured similar performances, as well as reflections on the Bard, from the likes of Tom Hanks, Michael

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INSIDE ISSUE 17 ARISE MAGAZINE OUT NOW

Photography Seiji Fujimori   Styling Ty-ron Mayes/Sabrina Henry   Model Tyra Banks — ARISE killed it at New York Fashion Week with our fifth collective show, African Icons. Get the full lowdown this issue with our pick of the key looks from each of the five African designers, which The Guardian called “stunning” and “show stopping”. We agree. While we were in New York we met,

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