Lucy Negro Redux: Art, Agency, Love, & Lust

Posted on Mar 17, 2019 in Features
Lucy Negro Redux: Art, Agency, Love, & Lust

Every artistic form has the potential, on its own, to be both transformative and transcendent. So what happens when an alchemist pours three forms together? A piece of work that is so deeply profound, unyielding, and exalted that words inevitably fail to convey its power. Meet the Nashville Ballet’s Lucy Negro Redux. The ballet’s artistic […]

“Closer to Fine” at 30: The Legacy of Indigo Girls’ Spellbinding Sing-along

Posted on Mar 7, 2019 in Features
“Closer to Fine” at 30: The Legacy of Indigo Girls’ Spellbinding Sing-along

Though it wasn’t their debut album, the Indigo Girls’ 1989 eponymous release might as well have been, as it was the first thing most people outside of their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, ever heard of the duo comprised of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. The two had been friends since elementary school, eventually gigging around […]

Black Women’s Stories Front and Centered on Our Native Daughters Album

Posted on Feb 21, 2019 in Features
Black Women’s Stories Front and Centered on Our Native Daughters Album

In a world founded on patriarchy and ruled by white men, the black woman lands at the bottom of the power structure, her voice muted and mangled, decade after decade, century upon century. But the bottom of any kind of structure is also its base, making the black woman the foundation upon which all else […]