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An Oldie But Goodie By Vincent Laforet!

Previous New York Times journalist, Vincent Laforet shot this photo in 2004. Taken at the Lasker Rink in New York City from the overhead vantage point of a helicopter, the piece captures a moment in time that makes you think twice. The piece is aptly and cleverly titled: “Me and My Human”. Since 2004, Laforet...Read...
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Bumblebee Hives Up On Telephone Booths.

Don’t be alarmed, folks! The bees aren’t really holing up in telephone booths because they’re dwindling in numbers anyway! This is just the product of California’s Bumblebee at work, turning abandoned phone booths into beautiful art installations. Here are the thought-provoking words he had to say about his work: “Telephone companies have been abandoning their...Read...
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Artist Jane Lackey Maps Out Conversations.

On first glance, it might be easy to write off the work of Seattle artist Jane Lackey as mumbo-jumbo, but when one studies the materials she uses, her interests in neuroscience, genetics, and speech patterns, pieces like those from the above series, Survey, seem to make a bit more sense. Using paint, tape, and stickers,...Read...
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Girls Rock! (2009) Documentary Film Review

While female musicians are represented a fair amount in Redefine’s reviews and interviews, I have noticed, over time, that the majority of bands and musicians we cover are in fact male. The number of female rock musicians has certainly increased through the years, but the industry is still largely male-dominated. Girls Rock! takes a look...Read...
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Goth Cruise (2008) IFC Documentary Film Review

My first, and probably only, cruise experience was two months ago. It sailed through the Northern European Baltic Sea countries, like Norway, Sweden, Poland, and Russia, and it epitomized all that I hate about traveling: gluttony, closemindedness, and lack of desire to really get to know other countries. To make it worse, I was one...Read...
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Cultura De Base Street Art Protest in Barcelona

A week and a half ago, I was in Barcelona and stumbled a protest that seemed well-organized and was immediately engaging. With my limited Spanish, I managed to pick up slogans like, “Beauty is not for sale,” and “Barcelona is dead.” It became immediately obvious that the protest was politically and artfully-motivated. From an outside...Read...