Art

Sagittarius Season

December 3, 2019

The freedom of Sagittarius season can feel like relief after an intense month spent in Scorpio. This month brings about openness, opportunity and enthusiasm. The sun is in Sagittarius it inspirers us to live with an expansive optimistic perspective on life. Broaden your knowledge of the world in whatever way feels right to you during … Read More

Blood Cultures’ “Broadcasting” Asks Questions without Answers

November 25, 2019

Blood Cultures, an experimental outfit that chooses to keep its individuals anonymous, dropped the video for their single “Broadcasting,”directed by Saleem Barbados, last week. The track, taken off their most recent album Oh Uncertainty! A Universe Despairs, tackles the question of dual identity – how does one work themselves into the in-between? While the whole … Read More

Kapil Seshasayee Critiques a Bollywood Trope with “The Item Girl”

November 20, 2019

Kapil Seshasayee, a Scottish multi-instrumentalist and songwriter previously known for his work critiquing caste, released a video for his latest single “The Item Girl” this month. The song and video call into question the item girl trope in Bollywood movies in which young women are overly-sexualized and employed as props. Seshasayee described the item girl … Read More

Kapu’s Glass Art Twists and Turns with the Diaspora

November 13, 2019

Multidisciplinary artist and educator Prinita Thevarajah started Kapu as a meditation on the beauty and complexity of the Tamil language. Her glass works see the bends and curves of the Tamil alphabet taking on a new delicacy and softness. The New York-based artist spoke to Kajal about glass-making, her creative process, and affordability. Kajal: What … Read More

FLTY BRGR GRL’s “Be My Boy” is an Ode to Crushes Everywhere

November 11, 2019

Oslo-based girl band FLTY BRGR GRL debuted their first single “Be My Boy” last week. The song captures the feeling of crushing on someone a little too hard, playing with the line between sweet and creepy vibes. “I just really like that gray area between being really charming and having a cute crush on someone, … Read More

New Moon in Scorpio Horoscopes

November 1, 2019

This year’s Scorpio season is all about reflecting and reviewing this year so far. Scorpio is a fixed water sign and the 8th sign of the zodiac. Scorpios have an intimate connection with the world that many do not understand, usually characterizing them as the most misunderstood sign of the zodiac. Scorpio represents the mysterious … Read More

Qais Essar Processes the Past on Letters to My Best Friend

October 28, 2019

Qais Essar talks about his music as a kind of telepathy. Not limited by lyrics that signal specificity, the award-winning rabab composer and musician is able to develop a different kind of conversation, a voice that goes beyond concepts to something deeper. He communicates on a different plane. On his new EP, Letters to My … Read More

Photographer Harshy is Breaking Through

October 23, 2019

Harshvardhan Shah simply goes by Harshy. An artist and photographer from India, he presents himself with style and grace. Kajal sat down with Harshy at a coffee shop in SoHo, New York City, where he is now based. He walked in dressed in all black but his aura immediately softened the space. Most of Harshy’s … Read More

The Prayer Mat Reimagined

October 21, 2019

Niyya, a newly launched Muslim lifestyle brand, has given that most fundamental of Islamic objects, the prayer mat, a long overdue makeover. In lieu of plush velvetesque fabrics, jewel tones, and ornate patterns, Niyya.co utilizes thick cotton, a pop art color palette, and an abstract aesthetic informed equally by modern art and Muslim iconography. Pushing … Read More

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