v-day eraem

V-Day: History, Chocolate, and Aphrodisiacs

V-Day: History, Chocolate, and Aphrodisiacs The Romans To trace the origins of Valentine’s Day, we have to go way back to Lupercalia. This was a Roman festival of sacrifice and virility. The Luperci, or priests, would sacrifice a goat and a dog, and anoint their own heads with the blood. Women were literally hit on…. Read more »

Shakespeare on Love

What Did Shakespeare Really Say About Love?

What Did Shakespeare Really Say About Love? (Three Ways We Experience Love) The name Shakespeare has become ubiquitous with love, so much so that the very mention of one of his plays, Romeo and Juliet, invokes timeless visions of eternal and romantic love. While that notion is poetic, I’m afraid to say, it is just… Read more »

DEVOTION

DEVOTION

“Devotion” is a series composed of interviews with men of faith aimed at educating, not converting, those watching. Father Fredericks is a Jesuit priest, the Venerable Jongmae Kenneth Park is a bishop of the Taego Order of Korean Buddhism, and Sheikh Mustafa Umar leads his community according to the Muslim faith. These educated individuals explore… Read more »

Baloji

Baloji

Baloji is a rare artist in his effortless defiance of genre. Belgian raised of Congolese origin, he is a staple in French hip hop. He manages to touch political topics, collaborate with internationally renowned artist, and make you dance. He has spent over half his life in the industry, and today he stands as a… Read more »

Eraem in Mexico City

Community : Mexico City (Episode 2)

Ancient and hip, Mexico City is as traditional as it is modern. It is diverse and constantly evolving but what stays consistent is community. Community can be seen in the streets, in the markets, in the exchange of delicious food, and, of course, in the family.

ERAEM - Mexico City

Folklore & Faith : Mexico City (Episode 1)

What is folklore and what is faith? In our first episode we take pilgrimages to La Villa de Guadalupe, Teotihuacan, and La Casa Azul. Each site is spiritual, ancestral, and essential to Mexican identity.

Les Ardentes

Les Ardentes

As festival season ebbs and flows all over the world, we get to experience the diverse approaches to this increasingly popular presentation of our modern musical landscape. Each region seems to have a spirit and ambience of its own, a particular mood, even when lineups and tours stay almost the same. Belgium, in general, hosts… Read more »

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1stGen : Video

“1stGen” is a photo series that concentrates on first generation Americans. These daughters of immigrants provide us with an inside look into our collective identity by recognizing the struggles and stories of brave immigrants, seeking a better life. As we take in the images of these women, we are celebrating the beauty of America and… Read more »

1stGen - Maya

1stGen : Maya

We have asked ourselves many times in our work and lives, “What does it mean to be American?” We drove across the country, lived in different cities, talked to many people, and when we looked in the mirror, we finally recognized the faces we were looking for. We are first generation Americans. We are the… Read more »

1stGen - Ethel

1stGen : Ethel

We have asked ourselves many times in our work and lives, “What does it mean to be American?” We drove across the country, lived in different cities, talked to many people, and when we looked in the mirror, we finally recognized the faces we were looking for. We are first generation Americans. We are the… Read more »

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  • v-day eraem

    V-Day: History, Chocolate, and Aphrodisiacs

    V-Day: History, Chocolate, and Aphrodisiacs The Romans To trace the origins of Valentine’s Day, we have to go way back to Lupercalia. This was a Roman festival of sacrifice and virility. The Luperci, or priests, would sacrifice a goat and a dog, and anoint their own heads with the blood. Women were literally hit on…. Read more »

  • Shakespeare on Love

    What Did Shakespeare Really Say About Love?

    What Did Shakespeare Really Say About Love? (Three Ways We Experience Love) The name Shakespeare has become ubiquitous with love, so much so that the very mention of one of his plays, Romeo and Juliet, invokes timeless visions of eternal and romantic love. While that notion is poetic, I’m afraid to say, it is just… Read more »

  • DEVOTION

    DEVOTION

    “Devotion” is a series composed of interviews with men of faith aimed at educating, not converting, those watching. Father Fredericks is a Jesuit priest, the Venerable Jongmae Kenneth Park is a bishop of the Taego Order of Korean Buddhism, and Sheikh Mustafa Umar leads his community according to the Muslim faith. These educated individuals explore… Read more »

  • Baloji

    Baloji

    Baloji is a rare artist in his effortless defiance of genre. Belgian raised of Congolese origin, he is a staple in French hip hop. He manages to touch political topics, collaborate with internationally renowned artist, and make you dance. He has spent over half his life in the industry, and today he stands as a… Read more »

  • Eraem in Mexico City

    Community : Mexico City (Episode 2)

    Ancient and hip, Mexico City is as traditional as it is modern. It is diverse and constantly evolving but what stays consistent is community. Community can be seen in the streets, in the markets, in the exchange of delicious food, and, of course, in the family.

  • ERAEM - Mexico City

    Folklore & Faith : Mexico City (Episode 1)

    What is folklore and what is faith? In our first episode we take pilgrimages to La Villa de Guadalupe, Teotihuacan, and La Casa Azul. Each site is spiritual, ancestral, and essential to Mexican identity.

  • Les Ardentes

    Les Ardentes

    As festival season ebbs and flows all over the world, we get to experience the diverse approaches to this increasingly popular presentation of our modern musical landscape. Each region seems to have a spirit and ambience of its own, a particular mood, even when lineups and tours stay almost the same. Belgium, in general, hosts… Read more »

  • 1stGen Thumb

    1stGen : Video

    “1stGen” is a photo series that concentrates on first generation Americans. These daughters of immigrants provide us with an inside look into our collective identity by recognizing the struggles and stories of brave immigrants, seeking a better life. As we take in the images of these women, we are celebrating the beauty of America and… Read more »

  • 1stGen - Maya

    1stGen : Maya

    We have asked ourselves many times in our work and lives, “What does it mean to be American?” We drove across the country, lived in different cities, talked to many people, and when we looked in the mirror, we finally recognized the faces we were looking for. We are first generation Americans. We are the… Read more »

  • 1stGen - Ethel

    1stGen : Ethel

    We have asked ourselves many times in our work and lives, “What does it mean to be American?” We drove across the country, lived in different cities, talked to many people, and when we looked in the mirror, we finally recognized the faces we were looking for. We are first generation Americans. We are the… Read more »

  • 1stGen - Arpi

    1stGen : Arpine

    We have asked ourselves many times in our work and lives, “What does it mean to be American?” We drove across the country, lived in different cities, talked to many people, and when we looked in the mirror, we finally recognized the faces we were looking for. We are first generation Americans. We are the… Read more »

  • 1stGen - Chitra

    1stGen : Chitra

    We have asked ourselves many times in our work and lives, “What does it mean to be American?” We drove across the country, lived in different cities, talked to many people, and when we looked in the mirror, we finally recognized the faces we were looking for. We are first generation Americans. We are the… Read more »

  • 1stGen - Kajal

    1stGen : Kajal

    We have asked ourselves many times in our work and lives, “What does it mean to be American?” We drove across the country, lived in different cities, talked to many people, and when we looked in the mirror, we finally recognized the faces we were looking for. We are first generation Americans. We are the… Read more »

  • SPLASH HOUSE 2016

    Return to Splash House

    Our second Splash House experience was one of reunions and rediscoveries. We came across our Spanish amigo (who we first met with crutches) fully healed and just as ready to party. The mystery photographer we captured last year (a portrait we posted and reposted without knowing his identity) wandered the same backstage area we did…. Read more »

  • Food & Race

    Food and Race in America

    A professor once told me, “Everything is political.” Whether or not you agree with his statement, I am here to prove to you that it is true, at least when it comes to food. Yes, food. The joyous, shared, delicious experience of a meal is as complicated as race, economics, and social justice. Today, our… Read more »

  • Minimal Liege

    Minimal Liège

    Liège is quirky. Liège is strange. Liège est laid. Belgian’s third largest city has been described in many ways, simply because it is hard to define. Liège may not be first on people’s travel lists, but it should be. Its unique combination of architectural styles, cloudy skies, and winding streets seems to never make sense. But, that is… Read more »

  • GUADALUPE: Goddess of Chicana Identity and Liberation

    Guadalupe: Goddess of Chicana Identity and Liberation

    Guadalupe is everywhere. This depiction of the Virgin Mary hangs on rearview mirrors, splashes across city walls, and illuminates shrines in the most unexpected corners. From Mexico City, to Chicago, to Los Angeles, her image is both sacred and stylish, making its way into pop culture symbolism. Guadalupe is one example of the cultural continuum… Read more »

  • starRo

    starRo & Friends: A Night in Review

    Our review of starRo’s intimate spectacle featuring Jarell Perry and vōx at The Lyric Theatre, Los Angeles. Her delicate, porcelain figure stood on stage veiled in white, her pearly palms channeling The Madonna (the painted icon). As she howled, uncovered, and rolled her body across the floor, she channeled another Madonna (the pop icon). Vōx… Read more »

  • Long Beach

    Minimal LBC

    Under the sway of palm trees bustles one of the most diverse cities in the United States. Long Beach embodies both the American dream and the California dream. It may be a part of Los Angeles County, but it stands alone as its own desirable destination. In this Minimal entry, we capture the unexpected local… Read more »

  • Forget Me

    FORGET ME

    Memory and retrospect drift in and out of the mind, fade in and out of scattered timelines, and project like flashing films. In this story, we contrast the detachment of an American with the nostalgia of a European. An American woman loved a Belgian man while their lives collided; but when time led her to… Read more »