Together the words ‘vegan’ and ‘Berkeley’ typically conjure images of holier-than-thou hippies, leaning on the horns of their Range Rovers, reeking of patchouli. Gather Restaurant turns those stereotypes upside down. … Read more
Best known for casting the insides of condemned buildings, the English born artist, Rachel Whiteread, who was the first woman to win the Turner Prize in 1993, also has a … Read more
Our brains are incredibly creative (not passive) organs that process everything we take in. Since I was a girl, I poured over fashion magazines, absorbing a certain kind of beauty. … Read more
Painter Zina Al-Shukri is addicted to people, to looking them in the eye, and then painting what she’s seen inside. The tall, charming Iraqi-born, Little Rock-bred artist seems to embody … Read more
When did the word ‘feminism’ become an obscenity? Granta’s Summer 2011 issue (115), aptly titled The F-Word, presents a complex and rich picture of contemporary feminism.
It’s a mystery how a nice Jewish girl from Miami ended up in Palestine but Toby Millman’s subtle, beautiful work, Martyrs, draws attention to the human condition where the news … Read more
Legendary in the Japanese music scene of the 70s, the folk-rock band Happy End was virtually unknown (and probably still is) to the Western world until Sofia Coppola included their … Read more