Posts By: Andrea Kurland

Spotlighting the forgotten women of the furry community

What’s it really like to be a furry? For people outside of the subculture, the answer has never quite been clear. Those who are part of the ‘furry fandom’ tend to be associated with kinks, perversion and sexual deviancy – with links regularly being drawn to bestiality, plushophilia (sexual attraction to stuffed animals) and schediophilia (sexual… Read more »

The art show exploring self-worth in the 21st century

A new exhibition dedicated to exploring coping mechanisms in the 21st century is opening in London this week. Titled Am I Making Sense, the group show focuses on how young people have turned to ideas of spirituality in order to process ideas of self-worth and positive thought. Curated by Ashleigh Kane and focusing on the work of… Read more »

Black and white portraits of Africa’s nomadic outsiders

In Winfried Bullinger’s new book, At The Edges Of Power, viewers are taken on a journey through Africa’s remote rural regions. Armed with an analogue camera, the photographer shoots the nomads of the continent; capturing cattle herders and hunters who have been marginalised and forgotten by their societies. The photographs were taken over a 10 year… Read more »

‘We constantly compete with each other’

In a sunlit London hotel room, RZA and Mathematics of the Wu-Tang Clan are deep in conversation, analysing the early streaming figures from their new album. “‘People Say’ will get up to 10 million by the course of the record”, the former announces in his trademark Staten Island drawl. “I think it’s going to continue… Read more »

Photos that explore the juxtapositions of modern Japan

In March 2011, disaster befell Japan as the Great Earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster hit the nation in record time. Five years later, Japan’s prime minister Naoto Kan revealed that the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of nuclear destruction that would have required the evacuation of 50 million people – a feat… Read more »

Turning the media’s most disturbing images into art

There’s something deeply sinister about Craig Boagey’s drawings. The British artist, who specialises in hyperrealistic, pencil-drawn art, aims to recreate the most confrontational images he comes across in everyday media. This includes – amongst other things – blurred pornography, school shootings, and war-torn cityscapes. Central Saint Martins graduate Boagey switches between red pencil (for images of a… Read more »

Neville Southall: Twitter’s unlikely poet laureate

Twitter is Hell; a constant drip-feed of micro-information that nudges most of us further into an all-consuming anxiety with every in-joke, snide remark and racist tirade. The hope that its users had a decade ago – that it was a naturally creative medium, that the free movement of information would open up societies, that the… Read more »

A day in the life of professional snowboarder Sparrow Knox

Sparrow Knox was 10-years-old when he first started snowboarding. Inspired by his three older brothers and their collective, habitual tendency to try and out-do one another, the dry slopes very quickly became a de facto day care centre for the Knox family, as young Sparrow spent as much time as humanly possible honing and perfecting… Read more »