Local emcee St. Paul Slim (aka Meyer Warren) has found a new voice through art, and he’s using it to challenge images and stereotypes often associated with African American culture. His latest body of work, “#HysterioTypes,” features a vibrant collection of graffiti collage paintings that reimagine watermelons, pay homage to artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and recreate Jaybo … [Read more...]
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Philando Castile will be honored in a new Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) exhibition entitled “Art and Healing: In the Moment” starting in June, nearly two years after his fatal shooting in 2016. The exhibit will feature 15 works — including paintings, sculpture, video, posters, and textiles — all by Twin Cities artists. “Art and Healing: In the Moment” is slated to run … [Read more...]
Spring is finally upon us, and as the weather warms, people want to get out and connect with others. So what better time than now to discuss dating etiquette? I recently received a question from one of my male clients, asking, “How do I set up a great date for my loved one?” How sweet. This is an awesome question because it shows that men still want to get it right, or in … [Read more...]
A maternal instinct-driven thriller on Mother’s Day weekend may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Breaking In starring Gabrielle Union found an audience. The $6 million budget home invasion suspense flick opened at number-three behind Avengers: Infinity War and Life of the Party to a respectable $16.5 million estimate, according to industry reports. Ignoring the poor reviews … [Read more...]
Rapper Meek Mill sat down with NBC’s Lester Holt to talk about his experiences in the criminal justice system for a Dateline interview that aired on Sunday, May 6. “I had eight years of probation that turned [into] 16 years of probation,” Mill said in a preview of the interview. “Something is not working,” in the criminal justice system. TMZ.com reported that Judge Genece … [Read more...]