New York City-based musician and pigeon-whisperer Parent Teacher discusses his newly released album Impending Doom. Articulate, timely, and beautifully observed, the album adroitly mixes humor with despair over the “complete breakdown of American society,” and remains addictively listenable throughout.
The ANEW Artists’ Alliance Second Annual Group Show
We are delighted to present the second annual group show of the ANEW Artists’ Alliance. This exuberant outpouring of talent and vision contains work that is profound, playful, vibrant, skillful, and endlessly surprising.
Three Sisters Soup from Indigikitchen
Using foods native to their Americas, Indigikitchen gives viewers the important tools they need to find and prepare food in their own communities. Indigenous food systems support healthier ecosystems, bodies, and families.
This Decaying Sense
And this is true of man and beast, as well sleeping as waking.
Jazz’n (Magpies MixTape)
Tell me what Jazz is and I’ll tell you who you are… please can you also tell me what Zen is!
Of Life and Animosities: Paul Oyetunde Ogunlesi
Ogunlesi’s works call on life, Yoruba adages, faith, the mundane, the trivial, and past experiences, to explore themes such as humanity, romance, kindness and hope.
Sleepy John Estes
Sleepy John Estes is a poet of the ordinary: though the subject is quotidian, it is beautifully observed, and his language is resonant, his voice is plaintive, and the music is perfect.
Cinematic Paradise: Jean Vigo
Vigo has been called one of the early advocates of poetic realism. And it’s true that his films are a delightful combination of near-documentary prosody with beautiful flights of fancy and dream-like forays into characters’ imaginations. But he shows imagination and poetry as an essential part of reality, not a departure from it.
February Issue, 2023
A collection of all the articles we’ve published over the past month, for those who like to savor their Magpies’ tidings as an issue.
Letter From the Editor, February ’23: Kindling Spirits
“…but in the sense of someone or something from years or decades or centuries past that seems to speak to you, personally; some act of creation that sparks a glowing connection of admiration, or a recognition of perfect mutual strangeness. A “kindling” spirit”