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Queer and Trans Artists of Color: A Collection of Interviews Unlike Any Other

Luna Merbruja on September 13, 2014

I met Nia King when she asked to interview me for her podcast, We Want the Airwaves, a podcast highlighting queer and trans artists of color and the work they are doing. When figuring out a quiet place to meet,...

What happens when artists fight sexual assault on campus

Elizabeth Sedran and Samantha Cooney on September 12, 2014

At 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, a group of students helped Emma Sulkowicz, CC ‘15, carry a mattress from the East Campus courtyard to her class in Schermerhorn Hall. The collective carry event was in support of Sulkowicz’s visual arts senior...

Culture Creators Series: Andrew Kaminski

Rain Embuscado on September 08, 2014

Our morning started with a hunt for acetate. It was warm for late December, and as Kaminski pointed out, the whole of Harlem seemed excited by the winter heat wave. He opted to enjoy the weather with a tank: Keith...

Punk, Feminist, Activist and Professor

Suey Park on September 16, 2013

One of my biggest regrets about attending the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign is missing out on the opportunity to take a class with the transnational feminist punk scholar, zinester, and critical fashionista Mimi Thi Nguyen. Lucky for me, Mimi is on twitter...

Nia King & Teagan Widmer: The Great Selfie Debate

Teagan Widmer and Nia King on June 19, 2013

By Teagan (Twid) Widmer and guest contributor Nia King; music courtesy of SAFE. Nia King is a mixed-race queer art activist from Boston, Massachusetts. She currently resides in Oakland, California where she runs the podcast We Want the Airwaves: QPOC Artists on...

Undocumented and Awkward: An Interview with Julio Salgado

Nia King on May 30, 2013

It’s the radicals versus the assimilationists. But wait, are we talking about the queers or the DREAMers? In this case, it’s both! Undocuqueer activist illustrator Julio Salgado discusses his political progression from painting a picture perfect portrait of undocumented students...