In Loving Memory of Langston Hughes, Who Passed Away 50 Years Today

James Mercer Langston Hughes, simply known to us as Langston Hughes, was only 65 years old when he died of complications from prostate cancer on May 22, 1967. That was 50 years ago today. The Joplin, Missouri born-raised in Lawrence, Kansas native, years before his death, was a defining figure of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. It was a magical decade in which an explosion … Continue reading In Loving Memory of Langston Hughes, Who Passed Away 50 Years Today

The Whitney Museum’s “Fast Forward” To ’80s Paintings Was Nostalgia For The Underground Soul

by C.S. Jobson When you think of art, as in paintings, sculptures, and illustrations, from the 1980s, three names come to mind for the general public: Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring. Warhol continued to create artwork for clients and celebrities, including the cover of Diana Ross‘ 1982 album Silk Electric but had delved further into becoming a media and TV personality. He headlined two … Continue reading The Whitney Museum’s “Fast Forward” To ’80s Paintings Was Nostalgia For The Underground Soul

It’s A No For Me When It Comes To “Millennial Pink”

Oh, God! The Cut! Are we doing this! “Millennial…pink?” Last week, on the historic date of March 19, 2017, (in online journalism)┬áThe Cut officially tried to make millennial pink happen. According to Instagram, it’s already happening as It girl Hannah Bronfman used it as the caption for one of her photos the day after the listicle was published. The Cut‘s contribution is a somewhat revisionist … Continue reading It’s A No For Me When It Comes To “Millennial Pink”