"Alternative R&B must die" FKA Twigs speaks out on racism in the music industry through genre-specifying:
"When I first released music and no one knew what I looked like, I would read comments like: ‘I’ve never heard anything like this before, it’s not in a genre,’” she continued. “And then my picture came out six months later, now she’s an R&B singer. I share certain sonic threads with classical music; my song “Preface” is like a hymn. So let’s talk about that. If I was white and blonde and said I went to church all the time, you’d be talking about the ‘choral aspect’. But you’re not talking about that because I’m a mixed-race girl from south London."
Caitlin Hackett ~ “The World Beyond”
Bruuuhhhhh look at what my school library has
I want one.
So last weekend I went to the Fan Expo (a comic/sci-fi/gaming convention in Toronto), and the day beforehand I went to a custom printing shop to get a shirt made to show some support for femfreq. It’s supposed to refer to the “Magneto was right” t-shirt meme, ala Quentin Quire/Kid Omega from the X-men comics.
Anyways, I shared this picture on Twitter and it got plenty of love, a decent smattering of sexist/homophobic slurs, and only one stabbing threat. I can only imagine what would have happened if I’d dared to be a woman wearing this in public.
60” wide x 48” tall x 1” deep
35,000+ hand cast urethane flowers
Cara Delevingne for Chanel Cruise 2013
Etruscan strainers at the MET.
All the shown examples date to the 6th-5th centuries BCE and are made of bronze. Strainers were were used at symposiums (drinking parties) to strain the wine or additives mixed into it.
The strainer shown in the first image is one of the most elaborate, and best-preserved, Etruscan strainer handles found to date. The MET provides the following description of this artefact:
The artist has skillfully presented a complex subject on a very small scale in the openwork square just below the handle’s attachment point. Two nude boxers appear to have just finished a bout in which one man has been knocked to his knees. Their trainer or referee holds his arms up to indicate the end of the round. On the underside of the attachment point is a delicately modeled doe lying on a wave-crest border. The handle’s base depicts a bearded male figure with fish-like legs that terminate in bearded snake heads. The strange legs form a perfect circular opening that allowed the patera to be hung when not in use. The sea monster, almost like a merman, may have been intended to ward off evil.