Category archives: Arts

Is Love An Art?

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Maybe it’s because I read this for a course I was crazy about. Maybe it’s because I read it during my first trip to New York. Or maybe it’s because I had a nasty cold, slept at night on my friend’s floor, and wandered the streets by day in a state of sleep-deprived euphoria. But whatever it was, Erich Fromm’s The Art of Loving was a book that shook me up in [...]

Photographer Interview: Julian Wakeling

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What inspires you in photography, what are your themes? I’m inspired by city streets in sunlight: light, colour, form. The best ones are the ones that have the potential to yield the kind of images I like. It would be hard to say which comes first – the immediate appeal of the subject matter or the idea of what sort of image that can be created from it. The[...]

Five must-read books by female authors

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Rather than listing the 'classics' (including the likes Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters and Lousia May Alcott) here's a list of more modern books by authors who are excellent feminists in their own rights, as well as links to buy the books on hive.co.uk. To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee Often mistaken as male, Harper Lee (b. 1926) wrote what is arguably[...]

Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski. The Weight of Choices

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Anna is a novice in a Catholic monastery in the Poland of the 1960s. Before taking her vows, she is requested by her Mother Superior to visit her only living relative, Aunt Wanda, a socialite and former member of the Communist intelligentsia. In what seems like a journey of initiation, Anna’s travels outside the confines of the monastery are paralleled by a [...]

Seven hip hop songs by female artists

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Often when the subject of women and hip hop is brought up in conversation the context is either the mainstream promotion of misogynistic lyrics, music videos that demean and over-sexualise the relationship between men, money and women, or general male dominance in the genre’s sphere of the music industry. In these conversations it’s not rare for people[...]

Photographer Interview: Sinziana Velicescu

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Firstly, tell us about who you are and what you do. Explain your practice in a nutshell. I am a photographer and filmmaker from Los Angeles California. My photography explores human intervention in nature within landscapes that have undergone political, social, or environmental change. I also direct music videos and make live action content for an arc[...]

Women and Art: A Brief History

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Since the dawn of time the human race has been documenting their existence through creative means, long before photography, from cave paintings to drawings to sculpture. If you take a minute to think about famous artists throughout history who comes to mind? Da Vinci, Monet, Munch, Picasso, Van Gogh, Dalí, Warhol. All men. Even the cave paintings are credite[...]

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