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2018

by Lawrence Garcia Film Retrospective

Sand | Tsai Ming-liang

It has become increasingly evident that 2009 was a major turning point in Tsai Ming-liang’s artistic development: Madame Butterfly marked his first, decisive shift to digital, while Face, a commission of the Louvre Museum, inaugurated a significant turn towards gallery and installation work. In…

June 18, 2020
by Zachary Goldkind Film Retrospective

Your Face | Tsai Ming-liang

In considering the artistic decay posed within the persisting practice of archetypal expository documentary, Your Face represents a confrontation with history and convention, here mapped in the contours and minute expressions playing out across a variety of people. A selection of 12 faces interact…

June 18, 2020
by Paul Attard Music What Would Meek Do?

Comethazine | Bawskee

If you took the most deplorable elements of today’s rap scene — the rampant misogyny, the nihilistic attitude towards putting any visible effort into anything, and the blatant non-creativity of most up-and-comers who are perfectly content being a Future or Migos clone —combined them,…

September 13, 2019
by Paul Attard Music What Would Meek Do?

Blueface | Famous Cryp

In a mere two months, L.A. native Blueface has already become more influential and artistically important than 2Pac, the Notorious B.I.G., and Michael Jackson combined. One listen to “Respect My Cryppin,’” — the most significant single released thus far in his short, yet already…

January 13, 2019
by Gina Sancricca Music What Would Meek Do?

Saba | Care for Me

Saba is a Westside Chicago rapper who operates within (and often collaborates with) the creative company of Noname, Phoelix, Smino, Mick Jenkins, and Jean Deux — all being Windy City natives representing artistic ambitions that mirror Chance the Rapper’s, in terms of production styles…

January 13, 2019
by Ryo Miyauchi Music What Would Meek Do?

DaBoii | Neva Lookin Back

The first taste of the ever-cocky DaBoii’s latest solo project — outside his group, SOB x RBE — came back in May, with “Onna Gang,” a track showcasing an unmistakable Bay Area slap, and one on which the rapper boasts, “90s baby, middle-fingers to the new school.”…

January 13, 2019
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