A rough guide for the Art Punks. The New Yorkers that crawled from their LES dives and went abroad. The Bohemian Non-French People of the world. The Outsiders. This is a list for you.
Summer Hirtzel: Traveler. She’s also a fantastic artist. Born in the valley of Northern California, this Hampshire College alum started feeling restless in her adopted hometown of Amherst, Massachusetts after her fifth year. She bravely shifted gears, uprooted, and took on the lifestyle of a traveler, seeking inspiration. She’s a poet. A student of art …
Hot to the radio DJ scene, Danii Ruthless came prepared. Her extensive music collection and mega crush on indie lo-fi is just the tip of the iceberg. Danii doesn’t play around when it comes to vinyl or music preservation. Ever the sentimentalist, she shared with us some insight to the radio world. Plus, we took a glimpse at her musical taste buds through a scope of Top Fives (much love to Nick Hornby, you betcha).
Let’s go a step beyond the ever-loved Moldy Peaches song, “Anybody Else But You,” and take a peek at other duets of the past decade. Long gone are the days of schmaltzy love songs (thankfully). That said, boy/girl duets are still very popular. Below are tracks that ought to be recognized for how sincere, open, and relatable they are. Much appreciation for the modern twist of the classic song style.
Beyond optimism: we are not alone. 5 Do’s and 5 Don’t’s for battling 21st century hopelessness.
Kelley99 is a Seattle-based illustrator and “proud activist of the F-Word.” DIY badass with her own art tattooed all over her body, this punk princess is a full-time free spirit dreamer. Kelley sat down with Luna Luna to talk about art, Girl Power, and embracing the beautiful dichotomy that comes with being human.
Bewitching songstress Cat Tassini, along with Alex Margolin, joined brothers Taylor and Alex Eichenseer to form the dreamy synthpop band Wildcat Appollo. Earlier this week we had the chance to talk to this enchanting artist about her role in the band, the importance of nurturing your art, and, of course, their brand new killer debut album.
For the past two years I’ve had an acute case of wanderlust: it’s led me to Europe, then back stateside in the New York circus, across America to the west coast, up through Canada… It started as an adventure, now it’s a lifestyle. I’ve chosen to document my journey in a series of photographs taken out of windows. Here is my journey thus far.
It’s for the best that we outgrow adolescence and transition into adulthood. It’s healthy. However, if you were a goth kid like me, transitioning into adult life comes with a few extra challenges.
I find many feminists are afraid to delve into issues of injustice that they haven’t experienced firsthand, and I left feeling very disappointed that night.
It’s no secret that redheads are often teased. Witches, clowns, freaks, weirdos… Yeah, yeah. Sounds like jealous bells are ringing to me! Being a redheaded woman rocks, and here’s why…
Ryal Woods’ first novel Murmur (MLR Press) is coming out October 11th and we can’t wait to get our hands on it. It’s the first in a series of books that will deal with surreal & abstract concepts, sensuality, and romance. Dark, intelligent, and measured, Murmur and the subsequent stories of the series unravel through the senses. It’s “a sensual story in the most literal way,” according to its author, who discusses that and much more for this week’s Artist Spotlight.
Dancer Lindsey Weaving likes to test boundaries—but she stays classy about it. Staying true to the art comes before absurd outrageousness, and we agree 100%. This fiery New Yorker has been dancing all her life and has pulled off some creative maneuvers along the way. Multimedia projects with indie bands? You go, girl. We’re all eyes and ears on this innovative artist’s pursuit.
She’s an artist across the mediums: a writer, a photographer, a painter… Currently she has pieces up at AG Gallery in Williamsburg—if you’re in New York, dear Luna Luna reader, you should absolutely check it out. Chelsey’s pieces tell stories in their understated gestures and isolated symbols. Plus, her art has dark undertones, and we certainly approve of that.
Marina will razzle dazzle even the coldest of hearts: part clown, part human rights activist. Lately she’s combined her passions and put her skills towards bringing awareness to some important issues. (Cue invisible lassos?)