A new documentary investigates the racist origins of the Stone Mountain monument near Atlanta, Georgia — the Mount Rushmore of white supremacy.
Alicia Eler is a cultural critic and arts reporter. She is the author of the book The Selfie Generation (Skyhorse Publishing), which has been reviewed in the New York Times, WIRED Magazine and the Chicago Tribune. A native of Chicago by way of L.A., Alicia's writing has also been published in Glamour, the Guardian, CNN, Hyperallergic, Art21 Magazine, LA Weekly, and Aperture. She is currently the visual art critic/arts reporter at the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Miami, Chonga Girls, and Claiming an Aesthetics of Excess
Author Jillian Hernandez theorizes the intersecting formations of gender, class, and race in relation to the self-presentation of Black and Latina women and girls.
What Makes Medieval Art So Meme-able?
All over Instagram, medieval imagery has been remixed, captioned, and somehow reads as peak hilarious, depending on your sense of humor.
Being a Queer WOC in the Art World, as Seen on TV
As a critic, I’m dying to make a meta-critique of the ways my communities are represented on screen.
To Vaccine Selfie or Not to Vaccine Selfie?
As COVID-19 vaccinations continue rollout in some countries, many feel conflicted about the selfie.
For Turkish Women Artists and Advocates, #challengeaccepted Is About More Than Just Selfies
As femicide rates continue to rise in the country, there’s more to consider than just the surface-level gesture of #womensupportingwomen.
In Search of the Authentic Selfie
In this chapter from her new book, The Selfie Generation, Alicia Eler examines how artists and others have harnessed selfies as acts of defiant self-representation.
The Queer Art that Helped Define Post-Blackness
In his collection of essays, Derek Conrad Murray explores questions of post-blackness by drawing on the artworks of Glenn Ligon, Kehinde Wiley, Mickalene Thomas, and Kalup Linzy.
When Great Art Makes You LOL
Is funny art actually funny? The answer, as we see it, is a rousing chorus of “it depends.”
Show Me the Money! Collective Fundraises for Pyramid to House 14,000 ‘Jerry Maguire’ Tapes
Everything Is Terrible! has 14,000 VHS tapes of the Hollywood film and wants $400,000 to lodge them in the southern California desert.
An Online Project Shames Selfie-Takers at Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial
In his chilling project “YOLOCAUST,” Shahak Shapira manipulates the original selfies at the memorial to include actual photos of Nazi crimes.
LA Artists Raised $100K for the ACLU — Now What?
A benefit sale over post–Inauguration Day weekend featured T-shirts, buttons, and works by more than 200 artists.