"Having begun the year with Issue 11: “Print is Dead,” we come full circle with an issue available exclusively in print. It features a collection of essays, short stories, poetry, and visual art from our brilliant and thought-provoking staff and contributors. As another year in EMBODIED comes to a celebratory close, we thank you for bearing witness to our greatest ambitions that we hope to see blossom and dance into a thrilling and bright future."
- Editor in chief, Kaylee Warren. Read more from her editor's letter for Issue 13 here.
This Carroll Gardens restaurant is going beyond their menu to create a positive culinary experience.
A weekend at the world’s leading soil rooftop farming company and sustainability center.
"Bubble_T is the next iteration of a long history of queer nightlife in New York City, reclaiming the right to party and the right to feel seen."
Exploring the “cool” social capital granted by film photography
The iconic Manhattan theatre says goodbye
Lyn Slater’s style transcends age
Get your sip on
Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983
I talk with NYC artist Warren King about coming into the art world, the intersection of individual and ancestral history in his sculptures, and how his work reflects the complications of knowing another person.
Looking at the current state of the #MeToo movement in Hollywood, one year after its breakthrough.
I chat with the Oscar Award winning digital artist Kevin Mack about his life, work, and why he believes VR's unique quality of spatial presence should not be overlooked. We discuss how VR is being implemented in the fields of medicine and mental health, as well as art.
Photographer Sam Cheng stepped into this year’s sartorial dream
Can winter coats save the world?
“A spectre is haunting the culinary internet: the spectre of foodporn”
"The segment itself is not approached from a place of outright racism, but rather from a place of ignorance — and honestly I’m not sure which one is worse."
“While our world is on an inevitable path to complete digitality, we must remain authentic as we continue to design, innovate, and create original ideas that fit the spirit of today.”
At the Gallatin fashion show, photographer Sam Cheng stepped into this year's sartorial dream. Take an exclusive look at all that went down.
An Embodied writer delves in her experience with eating disorders.
Getting into bed with the relationship between food and sex.
Has the trend of “clean eating” gone too far?
An Embodied writer advocates for less food waste by bringing us along on a “Freegan” tour
“How do we justify building our self-image? Why does it feel so false to curate the self through makeup and clothing?” Embodied writer Shanti Escalante-De Mattei unpacks these questions and more by drawing on the story of Inanna, the Mesopotamian goddess of love and war, and her descent into hell.
“This is for all the women that are darker than me, that were told they aren’t beautiful because their skin is not light enough. The journey to self-love can be long and gruesome, but it is most definitely worth it.”
On the mysteries and endless possibilities of the independent bookstore
by MayA Kotomori
Click above to check out some of our favorite fits from New Yorkers this season.
STUDENT ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Lexi Riesenberg
Lexi Riesenberg (Gallatin 2019) and Gino Lee met during a chance Summer encounter at Pete’s Candy Store, the cozy Brooklyn food and music venue where they were both participating in an open mic event. What began as friendly conversation between singer-songwriters to ease the pre-performance jitters has blossomed into the formation of “strangers” the name of Riesenberg and Lee’s feel-good pop duo project. Embodied met up with Lexi one afternoon, celebratory bubble tea in hand after having just completed her colloquium, to talk the serendipitous formation of “strangers,” the cultural and political importance of pop music, Beyoncé, and the exciting things in store for this pop music pair. Read the full interview here.
Embodied’s new bi-weekly column featuring art reviews and interviews with artists who are tackling environmental and anthropogenic issues in their work. By Shanti Escalante
How memes and viral internet challenges are fostering a deeper connection with music in the Digital Age
An essay about one writer’s empowering and humanizing resonance with fellow Bronx native Cardi Belcalis Almanza
“I think of a younger Ye — hands in his pockets, fidgeting in front of a teleprompter. I think of the way his voice wavered, anxious breaths filling his words; his gaping eyes blinking at the camera. He had a plan. He always did.”
Our Music Co-Editor Jenzia Burgos rounds up the top ten albums of the year that made us hope, love, and dance again during a trying 2018
On the second studio album from the Minnesota rock band
Four couples are interviewed in a sweet ode to the endearing romance of sharing music playlists with a crush or significant other
Recounting the beautiful night of Blood Orange’s September Central Park performance
The playlist for Issue 13, EMBODIED’s first ever themeless issue, featuring music from Yaeji, Teyana Taylor, Billie Elish, and Swami Sounds,
Songs so bad, they’re good
Wishing love, prosperity, and a joyous holiday szn to you & yours!