Voguing is known as a modern form of dance or an advanced form of dance, when actually the origins of voguing are closer to home here in Uptown Manhattan. Modern Ballroom culture emerged from the 1920’s in different parts of New York City , where mostly white male contestants participated in drag fashion shows.
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Digging into “American Dirt” and What Lies Underneath It All
Within the publishing world, writing outside one’s shoes, specifically ethnicity or race, is viewed as a disputable subject. Even though, as Americans, we are guaranteed freedom of religion, speech, peaceful assembly, and press, how free are we really?
Book to Film: Choose Your Own Version
Books have paved the way for our imaginations to picture events in a unique way. In my many years of being a fan of reading, most of my favorite books have been turned into movies. I have to say that I am impressed with the work directors put to make those main characters come toContinue reading “Book to Film: Choose Your Own Version”
Why Did Music Change?
The first song I learned to sing along to when I was a kid was the ending theme song for Dora the Explorer. I’m sure many people may have the same memory. From being just a child, the sound of music shined a light. Music translates very early even when a baby is in its mother’s womb.
Then vs Now: What It Takes To Be Decade-Defining in Music
In an industry constantly subject to change, there are a few leading voices that defined particular decades and influenced the way we still listen to music, today. Analyzing what’s changed in the last few years and why, we can draw out comparisons between current artists and classic legends.
The Arts from the Uptown Youth
Untold Uptown is composed of many young artists. With artists who are passionate about photography, illustration, and film, this piece will spotlight their talent outside of their written work.
My Experience of Life in the City Projects of New York as a Minority
Born as the only male in an incomplete family and viewed as a threat from a young age despite posing no threat to others around me. Here it’s easy to die and I don’t wanna see that for myself or anyone at all.
The Effects of Coming-Of-Age Movies on Teens
Have you ever watched that one movie that just left you thinking the whole night about what the heck you just watched? That one movie that you kept talking about with your friends and family because you couldn’t get over how good the movie was? Well, you are not the only one.
Video Games AREN’T Just Violence
Despite what many have said, in light of the pandemic, many people have turned to video games to stay connected to their friends and family. It has also served as an outlet to release any emotions they feel inside.
Q&A W/ Lewis Miller, Jackie Chang, and Cire One Loc
The three street artists mentioned in ‘2020 Births A Surge of Street Art in New York City’ return to answer a few more questions about their personal experiences and beliefs in the art scene.