Portrait of a Heart by Christian Schloe



do you ever feel like there’s just so many pretty girls but most dudes are just subpar like there are radiant goddesses everywhere and just piles and piles of guys in backwards baseball caps and sandals

Basically my life thesis.


by Bob Schofield

for flashexpresses


This show, you guys, this show. St. Vincent. Annie Clark. My heart. I don’t think I can fully put into words what it was like to experience this show. It was incredible. Truly. I swear there was a moment where we made eye contact and she stared into my soul. Does that sound pretentious and highly unlikely? Yes, totally, I know, but in that moment it felt like it. I just loved every moment of the whole experience. I don’t think I’ll ever get over it.

A few random thoughts:

- So many emotions flowing through this show. Hypnotizing.

- Pieta is such a striking song. Especially with that weirdly mesmerizing hunched over clutching her lower back dance.

- All those dance moves. So surreal and wonderful. Especially the ones that she had synchronized with Toko. Perfect.

- That solo performance of Strange Mercy. Haunting and lovely.

She is an amazing artist and musician. Her guitar skills, her singing, and the way she has choreographed this tour is awe-inspiring. If you get the chance to go see her, do it! You won’t regret it. 

(( Photos by Eric Ljung - Turner Hall Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI - 4/4/14 Setlist photo from Turner Hall Ballroom’s Facebook page ))


April 2014: Horrorscopes for thefreshzine




Whether you agree with Suey Park or not, the way this interview was handled was abominable and disgusting. This was set up from the very beginning to make her opinion look “stupid.” 

I have to agree - using racist jokes, even in the name of so-called “satire” will not do anything to actually end racism. it just gives white people an excuse to laugh at POC’s expense, and feel like they’re not being assholes for it. look at chapelle’s show. People may say that Suey is overreacting, but honestly, as she points out, sometimes you HAVE to overreact because it’s the only way to be heard. In America especially, (white) people are terrified of making black jokes, but Asian jokes are still free reign. Do you think Colbert’s team would have written a similar joke about black people? Or even Latinos? Casual racism against Asians is still considered OK, and it’s NOT OK, and we can debate what “satire” is all we want, but we shouldn’t debate an Asian’s woman’s right to be angry or simply fed up after a lifetime of having to deal with this bullshit. White liberals are the worst.

Like the quote says, white people really think that racism is “a feeling,” they REALLY don’t get it is a system that we all play a part in whether we want to or not. Ambushing Suey like this was not productive, it was not a teachable moment. All they wanted to do was make her look like an unreasonable Angry Asian woman, pitting her against two white men who were completely unequipped intellectually to handle the conversation in a useful way. “As a white man, I have no right to share my opinion…” How fucking patronizing.

White men are so fucking butthurt when they are called out for being white men, when the fact that they benefit from living in a patriarchal, white-run society is acknowledged. How dare she call them out, right? How dare she point out that they could never even begin to understand where she comes from because they’ve never fucking had to? This makes my blood boil. When I first saw the joke in question, guess what? I didn’t find it offensive. I couldn’t wrap my head around what was so wrong. Like others, I thought to myself, “but it’s ~satire~~~ right?”

But guess what? I am not an Asian woman.

The experience of an Asian woman is beyond my realm of understanding. So what did I do? I read, and I learned, and I unlearned the racist and anti-Asian thinking that we are all susceptible to, whites and POC alike, when we live in a racist society. I may not understand fully, but if there’s one thing I’m not going to do, I’m not going to ridicule or diminish anyone’s right to feel angry, to turn that anger into a joke. I have some Asian-American friends who have rolled their eyes and called this ridiculous.

I also can’t judge them for not finding the tweet offensive, for agreeing with their white liberal friends that it was “satire.” But there is a larger discussion to be had about anti-Asian attitudes that people are going out of their way to step over in order to intellectually belittle Suey Park and I am NOT HERE FOR IT. 

- Z

I am speechless at this interview. I am livid, actually. 



If you’ve ever wanted to sip a latte inside of a camera, your bizarre dream is now a reality. 

The Dreaming Camera Cafe outside of Seoul, South Korea doubles as a coffee shop and camera museum. What’s not to love?

This Massive Rolleiflex Camera Doubles as a Coffee Shop

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