Emma Finamore

Culture

inside poland's 90s rave scene

A new exhibition in London celebrates the unique era in Polish culture when communism collapsed and an explosion of free parties and electronic music erupted in its wake.
Emma Finamore
4.29.19
Culture

this video game puts players in the role of young women exploring their sexuality

Once upon a time, the thought of a video game putting players in the role of a curious young girl would have been unthinkable.
Emma Finamore
6.19.18
Music

documenting the heady rise and dramatic fall of 80s glam metal

The story of 80s glam metal is to be documented in a new book, in all its theatrical, weird, hedonistic and -- sometimes grotesque -- glory.
Emma Finamore
3.28.18
Fashion

hear from the incarcerated peruvian women empowering themselves by knitting clothes

Each garment the women produce for Scandi brand Carcel carries a label with the name of the women who made it. As well as building a sense of self-worth, the job pays well -- to individuals and to the community.
Emma Finamore
3.23.18
Music

from kanye to frank: why hip-hop loves anime

Kanye West's love of Akira. Frank Ocean's evident appreciation of Dragon Ball Z. We explore the long-standing and mutual relationship between Japanese animation and the music world.
Emma Finamore
2.20.18
Arts

selfies from the inside - a new zine is documenting the lives of young prisoners

The reality of life for Britain’s young prisoners will be exposed in a photo zine published later this year, at a time when violence, understaffing and budget cuts have created a crisis so urgent that it’s been suggested the army might be sent into jails.
Emma Finamore
11.4.17
Arts

say it loud: women, art and black power

With a new show at the Tate Modern celebrating the work made by African American artists during the Black Power movement of the 60s, we spoke to some of the women who channelled their activism into art.
Emma Finamore
7.19.17
Arts

wavey garms: britain's most notorious streetwear site is publishing a book

Andres Branco's South East London adolescence – think Jungle raves and fresh Moschino – led him to set up Wavey Garms, the 80k strong Facebook page, which is now been immortalised in a new photography book.
Emma Finamore
2.20.17
Music

​the hidden women of sound system culture

Uncovering the role women have played in the history of British sound systems.
Emma Finamore
1.13.16
Music

we shouldn’t overlook uk women in hip hop

Female artists from the UK have long been an integral part of the global hip hop scene. So why don’t they get their props? A new documentary hopes to remedy that by refocusing the lens back on the British women who helped push things forward…
Emma Finamore
8.19.15
Music

we dissect the girl power of 90s r&b

In the month TLC’s classic track Waterfalls turns 20, it's time the ‘Girl Power’ mantle was returned to its rightful owners: the kick-ass women who emerged in the same decade as critical parts of the US R&B and hip hop scenes.
Emma Finamore
7.27.15
Music

riot grrrl was about much more than music

A girl's club in a man's world is something we can get behind even if you don't like the music.
Emma Finamore
7.17.15