Charlotte Gush

Music

skepta's dystopia987 introduced us to the rave of the future

In Manchester -- rave's spiritual home -- Skepta blazes a trail once more, guiding a cyberpunk tribe of phone-free humans into an augmented reality rave new world.
Charlotte Gush
7.22.19
Culture

using a woman’s bruised #metoo selfie without consent takes ‘appropriation art’ too far

Art Basel’s ‘headline’ exhibit presents details of #MeToo survivors’ rape allegations – and images of a bruised assault victim – without their consent, illustrating why ‘appropriation art’ is so controversial.
Charlotte Gush
6.13.19
Music

bikini kill’s 90s feminist punk is still radical and urgent in 2019

Revolution girl-style now!
Charlotte Gush
6.12.19
Music

weyes blood is searching for meaning in the chaos of modern life

On her new album 'Titanic Rising' she reclaims the famous disaster as a metaphor for environmental destruction.
Charlotte Gush
4.1.19
Fashion

we hit peak fashion-celebrity at last night's london fashion week closing party

Arch-surrealists Rottingdean Bazaar team up with crafty catwalk showman Matty Bovan for ‘Night Of A Thousand Stars’ – a fashion party where nothing is quite as it seems.
Charlotte Gush
2.20.19
Fashion

this is why climate emergency protesters are ‘swarming’ london fashion week

Extinction Rebellion activists are blocking roads around London Fashion Week, demanding the British Fashion Council declare a ‘climate emergency’.
Charlotte Gush
2.17.19
Culture

radical queer glossy mag ladybeard are throwing a party this saturday

It’s to launch their new Beauty Issue, which includes interviews with Maggie Nelson and Chris Kraus (on Kathy Acker), as well as features on mastectomy tattoos, turbans for women, and rich tea biscuits.
Charlotte Gush
4.27.18
Opinion

hero of the week: the grime artist who took on the tories over windrush

Marci Phonix wore a “No Blacks No Dogs No Irish” hoodie as he challenged a conservative MP on the deportation of British Caribbeans.
Charlotte Gush
4.24.18
Culture

what is racial bias training and does it actually help stop racists being racist

As Starbucks announce they will close stores for implicit bias training (after a manager called the police on two black men just sitting down), we take a look at the content of the training and what it can achieve.
Charlotte Gush
4.19.18
Music

kendrick lamar is the first pop star to win a pulitzer

DAMN. beat the usual classical music compositions to take the 2018 prize.
Charlotte Gush
4.17.18
Opinion

this is how pop star activism actually makes us less empowered

As Ellie Goulding admits her ‘feminist’ Brit Awards speech was staged, it’s clear the pressure on women and minorities to be ‘strong’ and ‘empowered’ is itself a factor of their oppression, making real systemic change even harder to achieve.
Charlotte Gush
4.12.18
Fashion

john galliano’s fur-free announcement has outrageously fabulous quotes

The Margiela designer was in St Tropez, swimming in the sea with Penélope Cruz, when a top PETA exec popped up out of the water and converted him. And that is how it’s done in fashion.
Charlotte Gush
4.4.18
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