Olivia Anthony’s LIV Streetwear Is An Ode to Black Creativity and the ’90s

Read our interview with the fearless creative. By Esiwahomi Ozemebhoya/ Olivia Anthony watched streetwear bloom before her very eyes. Despite streetwear’s diverse origin story, the industry seemed to have forgotten its roots. A rich marriage between surf wear, Asian street style, European haute couture and hip-hop created the casual wear we consider street fashion. As a […]

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Why Racially Tone-Deaf Marketing Keeps Happening

by Stanley Lumax “Have you lost your damn minds?” That’s what The New York Times columnist Charles Blow asked H&M after the brand became the latest case study in racially insensitive marketing. H&M’s product listing featured a young black child wearing a sweatshirts that read, “Coolest monkey in the jungle.” Before that, Unilever’s Dove ran an ad including a black […]

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At Sundance, The Films Took A Hard Look At Race In America

Storytellers behind seven major movies are working through the themes that haunt our national headlines. By Matthew Jacobs Courtesy of Sundance Institute Clockwise from left: “Monster,” “Tyrel,” “Sorry to Bother You.” 280 “Representation” has become a buzzword over the past few years, often used to excoriate the limited diversity that Hollywood brings to our big […]

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In the Next 2 Years, Only 15 Hollywood Studio Movies Will Be Directed By Women

Hazel Cills Director Ava DuVernay / Image via Getty When it comes to helming major Hollywood studio projects, the future for female directors in 2018 and 2019 doesn’t look too bright. IndieWire reports on the 2018 and 2019 schedule for films coming out of studios like Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Sony, and finds that so […]

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Women’s Voices Heard at AFM

AFM’s “The Future Is Female” (from left) moderator Wendy Calhoun along with panelists Geena Davis, Jen McGowan, Catherine Hand and Jim Whitaker. Prev Next Women’s Voices Heard At American Film Market Geena Davis “The Future Is Female” session sparks lively discussion, cites problems, points to progress; Overall AFM shows gains in attendance, exhibitors By Robert […]

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