Blacklips: Her Life and Her Many, Many Deaths

In Blacklips: Her Life and Her Many, Many Deaths, ANOHNI and co-editor Marti Wilkerson lay bare the archives of the Blacklips Performance Cult, the extraordinary theatrical collective that emerged from the queer underground in the midst of the AIDS crisis in NYC. Featuring photographs, scripts, images from newly digitized film and video recordings, texts from … Continued

Skydance

We are the creatures of the sky We jump We whirl O dancing We are dancing Belly floating Sky swimming Crackle crackle zing hello The sky creatures reach out and invite a child to join them in a swirling, joyous, celestial celebration. A tribute to life on other planets is brought to life in Faith … Continued

Obstreperous

Almost every boy has at some time made a kite. But few boys have ever made a kite with so much a mind of its own as Obstreperous. Though it was made in the normal way, with sticks and string and paper and rags, it did not fly in anything like a normal way. At … Continued

After All is Said and Done: Taping the Grateful Dead, 1965–1995

If any one rock group can be said to have transcended the simple categorization of “band,” the Grateful Dead is it: by the time they stopped performing in 1995, the Dead had become an international institution with a vast organization, a massive fanbase, and an endless cassette archive of live concert recordings. The cultural significance … Continued

Empire Roller Disco

Brooklyn’s Empire Rollerdrome opened its doors in 1941 and soon became the borough’s premier destination for recreational and competitive roller skating. But it wasn’t until the late 1970s that the celebrated rink reached iconic status by replacing its organist with a live DJ, installing a state of the art sound and light system, and renaming … Continued

Try to Tell a Fish
About Water

In addition to her accomplishments as a gifted musician and songwriter, Norma Tanega was a noted gallerist, teacher, and a central figure in the vibrant and homegrown creative scene of Claremont, California. She was also a visual artist of astonishing originality. In Try to Tell a Fish About Water, the bold colors and gestural immediacy … Continued

Brian Blomerth’s
Mycelium Wassonii

Brian Blomerth first fused his singularly irreverent underground comix style with heavily-researched history in 2019’s Brian Blomerth’s Bicycle Day, a Technicolor retelling of the discovery of LSD. Now, the illustrator and graphic novelist continues his wild and woolly excursions into the history of mind expansion with Mycelium Wassonii, an account of the lives and trips … Continued

Some Collages

Although Jim Jarmusch is best known for his storied career in independent cinema, over the years he has produced hundreds of pieces of collage art, the majority of which has been rarely seen by the public. Drawing inspiration from the largest medium of cultural documentation—newspapers—Jarmusch delicately crafts each work by layering newsprints on cardstock. Doppelgänger … Continued

Eye to Eye

In 1979, JEB (Joan E. Biren) self-published her first book, Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians. In a work that was revolutionary for its era, JEB made photographs of lesbians from different ages and backgrounds in their everyday lives—working, playing, raising families, and striving to remake their worlds. The photographs were accompanied by writings from … Continued

Transcendent Waves

How can thoughtfully and intentionally listening to our world inspire our creative practices? What insights can we gain when we delve into the immersive world of sound, which permeates our every moment? In Transcendent Waves, sound healing practitioner, meditation teacher, and artist Lavender Suarez outlines how listening can unlock moments of creative spark, self-awareness, and … Continued