Toro y Moi on His Multi-Faceted Project “Mahal”

We speak to the multi-hyphenate about his psych-rock album's intricate details and making the accompanying short film

Chaz Bear—aka recording artist Toro y Moi—has always been something of a shapeshifter. From the mellow synth-pop in his 2010 debut album, Causers Of This, to the lush and instrumental indie-rock on What For? to the house-inflected, psych-pop of Outer Peace, the multi-hyphenate artist dips into a mélange of genres and sounds, making each one uniquely his own. Mahal, Bear’s seventh studio album, is no exception; it …

The Magazine Celebrating Filipino Fashion and Culture, Hella Pinay

Now in print, this critical publication aims to empower those who often feel misrepresented

Within film, art, music, fashion and other creative industries, there is a lack of representation of people of color, including Asian people. While recent years have seen more Asian representation with films like Crazy Rich Asians and The Farewell, these depictions continually center East Asian narratives, leaving many people—including the Filipino diaspora—out of the picture. This dearth of visibility is what birthed Hella Pinay, a queer-led …

Kasama Rum Blends Contemporary Ideas With Family Heritage

Distilled in the Philippines, bottled in Poland and intended to shake up ideas about the tropical spirit

Tradition and modernity collide with Kasama, a new rum brand founded and helmed by Alexandra Dorda. In many ways, Kasama was born from Dorda’s family history. The daughter of one of Chopin Vodka and Belvedere’s co-founders, Dorda says, “I joke that I’m 29, but I have 27 years of experience in this industry. I was two when my dad started his businesses.” After working for …