Watch Kawehi’s New All-Vocal, Beatboxing Video “Anthem”

We’ve written a lot about singer/songwriter Kawehi in the past. What sets her apart from others is not only her socially conscious message, but also her unique way of showing the visual side of her projects. Her newest video, “Anthem,” is a single off her EP Robot Heart. The entire song was created with just her vocals, which gave her band member/collaborator Paul Wight the idea for the video. In the video, various boxes with Kawehi’s face sing different parts of the song.

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Jennifer Dionisio’s Retro Horror Illustrations

London-based freelance illustrator Jennifer Dionisio must be a lover of pulp comics. After all, what else can be said about glammed up, Greta Garbo-esque women dodging ghost attacks, amputated arms, and creepy long-haired women? Dionisio is great at balancing that fine line between retro art and creepy surrealism…
Jennifer Dionisio’s Retro Horror Illustrations

London-based freelance illustrator Jennifer Dionisio must be a lover of pulp comics. After all, what else can be said about glammed up, Greta Garbo-esque women dodging ghost attacks, amputated arms, and creepy long-haired women? Dionisio is great at balancing that fine line between retro art and creepy surrealism…
Jennifer Dionisio’s Retro Horror Illustrations

London-based freelance illustrator Jennifer Dionisio must be a lover of pulp comics. After all, what else can be said about glammed up, Greta Garbo-esque women dodging ghost attacks, amputated arms, and creepy long-haired women? Dionisio is great at balancing that fine line between retro art and creepy surrealism…

Jennifer Dionisio’s Retro Horror Illustrations

London-based freelance illustrator Jennifer Dionisio must be a lover of pulp comics. After all, what else can be said about glammed up, Greta Garbo-esque women dodging ghost attacks, amputated arms, and creepy long-haired women? Dionisio is great at balancing that fine line between retro art and creepy surrealism…

Rare Footage of a 1930s Woman Using Jujitsu on a Male Opponent

In this short film titled The Weaker Sex! (Sayest Thou!), an instructor, a young woman named May Whitley, explains the basics of jujitsu. Using her skills to ward off a hypothetical mugging, she slams her opponent around like a rag doll. At the end, after hypothetically dislocating her opponent’s shoulder and leaving him for dead, she stops to powder her nose…

Unrest: An Adventure Game Set in Ancient India

Unrest is an unusual kind of game. It first caught my attention just because of the setting–fantasy India. Bhimra is a struggling country being destroyed in a drought and forced to make treaty with the neighboring Naga kingdom in order to survive. The Naga are, you guessed it, giant talking snakes who view the humans with suspicion and sometimes contempt, and rightly so as anti-Naga sentiment sweeps through the slums. Unrest makes you play from the perspective of several characters who stand in some way poised to affect the country’s future, whether as a princess scratching out a living in the slums, a peasant girl trying to free herself from an arranged marriage, or a weary Naga ambassador negotiating for her countrypeople. Countrysnakes.
Unrest: An Adventure Game Set in Ancient India

Unrest is an unusual kind of game. It first caught my attention just because of the setting–fantasy India. Bhimra is a struggling country being destroyed in a drought and forced to make treaty with the neighboring Naga kingdom in order to survive. The Naga are, you guessed it, giant talking snakes who view the humans with suspicion and sometimes contempt, and rightly so as anti-Naga sentiment sweeps through the slums. Unrest makes you play from the perspective of several characters who stand in some way poised to affect the country’s future, whether as a princess scratching out a living in the slums, a peasant girl trying to free herself from an arranged marriage, or a weary Naga ambassador negotiating for her countrypeople. Countrysnakes.

Unrest: An Adventure Game Set in Ancient India

Unrest is an unusual kind of game. It first caught my attention just because of the setting–fantasy India. Bhimra is a struggling country being destroyed in a drought and forced to make treaty with the neighboring Naga kingdom in order to survive. The Naga are, you guessed it, giant talking snakes who view the humans with suspicion and sometimes contempt, and rightly so as anti-Naga sentiment sweeps through the slums. Unrest makes you play from the perspective of several characters who stand in some way poised to affect the country’s future, whether as a princess scratching out a living in the slums, a peasant girl trying to free herself from an arranged marriage, or a weary Naga ambassador negotiating for her countrypeople. Countrysnakes.

It’s Not Too Late to Start Reading Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” Series

Long before STARZ decided to adapt Outlander as a television series, Diana Gabaldon’s novels were hailed as the perfect blend of romance, historical fiction, and science fiction.

The Outlander series follows a 1945 World War II nurse who gets swept back in time to eighteenth-century Scotland and falls in love with a dashing young Scottish Highlander. However, Gabaldon’s series isn’t just a bodice-ripper, it’s actually quite inspiring due to the strong female lead. Claire Randall is a forward-thinking woman who revels in her sexuality, doesn’t allow societal mores to make her act like a damsel in distress, and has agency. She’s also a skilled physician and often fights for her right to help heal the sick despite her husband Jamie worrying that she’ll get sick.

It’s Not Too Late to Start Reading Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” Series

Long before STARZ decided to adapt Outlander as a television series, Diana Gabaldon’s novels were hailed as the perfect blend of romance, historical fiction, and science fiction.

The Outlander series follows a 1945 World War II nurse who gets swept back in time to eighteenth-century Scotland and falls in love with a dashing young Scottish Highlander. However, Gabaldon’s series isn’t just a bodice-ripper, it’s actually quite inspiring due to the strong female lead. Claire Randall is a forward-thinking woman who revels in her sexuality, doesn’t allow societal mores to make her act like a damsel in distress, and has agency. She’s also a skilled physician and often fights for her right to help heal the sick despite her husband Jamie worrying that she’ll get sick.

Morning Link Round-Up
Can You Survive “Five Nights at Freddy’s”? [Games]
Adorably Feisty German Pinschers to Brighten Your Morning [Video]
Illustrator Matthieu Bourel’s Abstract GIF Collages [Art]
Danielle Grubb: “So Far So Good” [Music]
Discover the Struggles of a Forward-Thinking Colonial Woman in “Flight of the Sparrows” [Books]
Charles Bukowski on Individuality [Video]
Alexandria: “Secret Beach” [Music]
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Alexandria: “Secret Beach”

Swedish band Alexandria recently put out their debut EP, Laid Back 4 Ever. And to go along with the release is a music video for the third track on the album, “Secret Beach.” The song has a psych rock sound like Tame Impala but with a hooky indie-pop sensibility. Led by an unusual electric guitar riff, the track moves along with driving drums and a wash of reverb. The music video, directed by Sheila Johansson and Michelle Claesson Eismann, matches the perpetual motion of the music with a single, slowly moving shot scrolling across an infinite table…

Charles Bukowski on Individuality

Poet/author Charles Bukowski is known for living most of his life as a drifter, bouncing around from one job to the next, hanging out in seedy bars, and then going home to drunkenly write away on his typewriter. But in this old interview (sorry, we don’t know the source) we get a chance to hear him talk about why he settled into that lifestyle. According to him, individuality ends at age four. After that, people are conditioned by society to start going through the expected motions of life. “You get caught into the stricture of what you’re supposed to be and you have no other choice,” he says in his trademark drawl. “I didn’t like this. And I didn’t like the eight hour job. I didn’t even like the four hour job, so I decided I would rather starve and live on the edges of nowhere than do anything at all.” Ahh, Bukowski. Such an optimist.