Ash

23 Flips | 9 Magazines | 2 Following | @ashnowak | Artist and Disc Jockey. By and for the city of Detroit, USA.

‘Is Couples Therapy a Waste of Time?’

<b>Dear Therapist,</b><p>My fiancée and I recently started going to couples therapy. It wasn’t my idea, I will admit, but she’s a psychiatrist, so I expected …

Comedians

Sam Cannon’s New Melissa Project Will Rattle Your News Feed

Partner content<p>By David Garber<p>The New York artist’s surreal and jarring video clips are opening the lid on how we consume art and media in a 15-second world.<p>Some art strives to comfort, some looks to shock, confuse, and even frighten. Sam Cannon, a New York-based artist and director whose video …

Sound the Alarm: Nicolas Jaar and the Politics of Dance Music

“Meet Nico at the triangle on 66th St. next to the head.”<p>So goes the cryptic message from Nicolas Jaar’s publicist, in advance of my meeting with the 26-year-old producer. While hard to parse or plug into Google Maps, the directions seem fitting in this instance, in that Jaar’s own restless muse …

How night mayors are proving the economic and cultural value of robust nightlife

While nightlife often gets stigmatized and undervalued, progressive club coalitions and night mayors are making an economic and cultural argument for a vital after-hours economy<p>For all the value city dwellers place on great nightlife, it often feels like the venues, artists, and creatives behind …

Urban Design

björk says we all need to get off facebook and go for a walk

She compares using the social media platform to eating three hamburgers.<p>Sometimes it feels as if Björk exists in different galaxy from the rest of us. The Icelandic artist has always been light years ahead when it comes to mixing technology and creativity. She released an interactive app in …

Women Aren't Responsible for Hillary Clinton’s Defeat

The media has created a misleading narrative in a rush to assign blame for the outcome of the election.<p>Women failed Hillary Clinton—and none more so than white women. That idea has congealed into conventional wisdom in the aftermath of the election. <i>Vanity Fair</i> published an article titled: “Why …

Hillary Clinton

Red Bull Music Academy Daily

A Syllabus for Making Work About Race as a White Artist in America

Objectives<p>Why do white artists think the only way you can discuss race is through the suffering of people of color?<p>Dana Schutz’s painting <b>“</b>Open …

White supremacy and class privilege in Detroit

<i>They covet fields, and seize them;<br>houses, and take them away;<br>they oppress householder and house,<br>people and their inheritance.—Micah 2:2</i><p>Last year, my …

Race & Ethnicity

Jordan Casteel on the Power of Art Right Now

Amongst the never-ending, century-spanning talk about what art <i>means—</i>the ways it can impact society; how to define it—today's political climate has us looking to gallery walls with an even sharper eye. What is the artist's role in everything that's happening out there? Recording, parsing, …

A Women’s Strike Syllabus

<b>Out of the textbooks and into the streets</b><br>The 2017 Women’s Strike“Striking on International Women’s Day Is Not a Privilege” by Magally A. Miranda …

Feminism

Detroit's recovery: The glass is half-full at most

After decades of demographic and economic decline, culminating in America’s largest municipal bankruptcy in 2013, many observers were ready to …

Alexandra Drewchin on Being Patient with Your Projects

<b>You do a lot at once. How do you manage it all?</b><p>A lot of it is letting things breathe—which, I think, is a counterintuitive approach sometimes, …

Productivity

Stunning photos of 'Caramel Curves,' the all-female motorcycle club that rules the streets of New Orleans

1/<p>Photographer Akasha Rabut was out and about on Super Sunday in New Orleans when she came across two women sitting on motorcycles.<p>2/<p>"They mentioned …

Motorcycles

Bill Arnett won’t shut up. His stunning African American art collection is why.

Does 'Purple Rain' Actually Suck?

We look back on Prince's 1984 cult classic to see if it still warrants all the hype.<p><i>Does It Suck? takes a deeper look at pop cultural artifacts previously adored, unjustly hated, or altogether forgotten, reopening the book on topics that time left behind.</i><p>Now that Prince is back on Spotify, …

How Dana Scully Inspired a Generation of Women

Dana Scully entered my life when I was about 10 years old. I was way too young to be watching <i>The X-Files</i>, I know (a perk of growing up with no …

How Jeff Mills got in sync with Tony Allen

<b>On December 14, 2016, techno pioneer Jeff Mills and legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen performed together for the first time in Parisian jazz club</b> …

Striking on International Women’s Day Is Not a Privilege

In her recent op-ed for <i>Elle</i>, Sady Doyle asks the important question, “What does it mean for women to go on strike in 2017?” She argues that because …

David Letterman on Life After TV, Late Night Today, and the Man He Calls Trumpy

Since retiring after 33 years on the late night television, David Letterman has kept a low public profile — aided by the growth of a truly impressive …

Comedy

Why Desert X Is the World's Newest Must-Visit Art Fair

With a lineup of famous headliners—Richard Prince and Doug Aitken among them—this just-launched exhibition promises to become a vital part of the art-world circuit<p>The Coachella Valley has long resisted easy categorization: iconic midcentury houses and dingy roadside diners, extravagant wealth and …