TRNK’s “MIEN” Group Exhibition of Work by Queer Artists of Color

Celebrating nuanced representations of LGBTQ+ identity, while avoiding the white gaze

Last week, NYC-based design studio TRNK launched MIEN—an online exhibition that spotlights, celebrates and sells work by queer artists of color. The photography show consists of gloriously nuanced and tender portraits that explore identity beyond the oftentimes shallow or simple concept of visibility. Rather, TRNK’s statement reads, “these images take authorship over individual lived experience while acknowledging contributions to a representative body politic.” With work …

Ethel’s Club Offers Online “Healing and Grieving” Sessions

The social and wellness club responds to recent events and lifelong realities for Black individuals

Naj Austin founded Ethel’s Club, a social and wellness club for Black individuals and POC exclusively, in Brooklyn in November 2019 after an exhaustive search for a Black mental health professional for her own therapy sessions. She was inspired to build a gathering place to collaborate, mingle, and tackle issues beyond the professional sphere. Today, two membership tiers offer various perks in Ethel’s Club’s physical …

Interview: Recording Artist Bruno Major

From literary lyrics to precise production, an in-depth discussion with the singer-songwriter and musician

To read the track list of British singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer Bruno Major‘s brand new album, To Let A Good Thing Die, offers a hint not only of what listeners will find there but also of the spirit and character of the recording artist himself. “Old Soul,” “Old Fashioned” and “I’ll Sleep When I’m Older” tease to a fixation with time and there’s a reason …