An “Alternative” to “Stories Tinged by White Privilege”: Japanese Animation and the Power of Being ‘Heard’
Solomon PM explores the relationship between Black Westerners gravitation towards anime and the Eastern political sensibilities that inform the art form.
Q&A with Manuela Karin Knaut
Independent gallery Grove Collective present Manuela Karin Knaut's exhibition Intuitive Energy which you can attend virtually through the power of VR.
Berny Ferr honours Pride Month with LGBTQIA+ inspired make-up looks
One of our favourite make-up artists and contestant on the first series of BBC 3's Glow Up, Berny Ferr, showcases a range of looks in honour of Pride Month.
Q&A with iYANDA
We chat to the Kardashian endorsed, award-winning TV personality, MC and speaker Ayanda Thabethe who's cyber alter-ego iYANDA is South Africa's newest Virtual Influencer
Q&A with Twentyhood Mag
We sit down with founder Stephanie Kleanthous to chat all things Twentyhood Mag. The magazine which is dedicated to giving a voice to creatives in their twenties is celebrating it's first print issue!
Reality TV Stars: The women we love to hate
We love to hate the women of reality TV. Based on the hit show Married at First Sight Australia, Emily Read examines the consequences of hating the women who bring us light-hearted entertainment.
'Framing Britney Spears': How The Media Has Framed Women In Music
Following the release of Framing Britney Spears, Lydia Patrick explores tabloid press and mainstream media's tendency to dehumanise women in the music industry
Q&A with Kiran Samra
West-Midlands based artist Kiran Samra gives us her insight into what it means to be a painter in the 21st century. Her beautiful oil paintings have seen granted a residency in Switzerland as well as leading workshops closer to home
Q&A with Nubia Assata
We sit down with teenage author Nubia Assata to discuss Silent Screams. The poetry anthology comprised of poems about the Black experience through the fresh eyes of a 16 year old.
Bllacklike & Martyn Ewoma combine for Fareshare UK
Illustrator Bllackline and photographer Martyn Ewoma are raffling off an A2 print each of their work to raise money for Fareshare UK. The food poverty charity supported by Marcus Rashford.
Prosper - Sorzano
Manchester's underground pioneer Sorzano delivers Propser. A short film about finding mental peace with all of the protest and anarchy currently going on around the world.
Misadventures with misogynoir:
How Netflix turned a necessary exploration of the hyper-sexualisation of pre-teen girls into yet another avenue to silence, intimidate and bully black women.
Vandalism or art:
who draws the line?
Banksy's latest piece If You Don't Mask You Don't Get was removed by a TfL worker. Due it's estimated worth of £7.5m valuation he was been welcomed to re-do it. Phoebe Patrick asks why the rules of vandalism are different for him?
Q&A with Berny Ferr
Fresh off season 2 on BBC3's Glow Up and a collaboration with Converse x It's Nice That we grab some face time with Berny Ferr. The London based make-up artist mixing upscaling and illustration in to his make-up work to great effect
Q&A with Carlton Matthews
Following the hugely successful release of his debut zine Social Suicide we sit down with Carlton Matthews.
God Save The Queen
Following on from commercial jobs with an array of fashion's biggest brands and publications Martyn Ewoma makes his film debut with God Save The Queen in collaboration with Sludge Magazine
Q&A with Jex Wang
Chat over dinner with one of London's busiest creatives Jex Wang. The Eastern Margins syndicate who's talents extend to photography, writing, DJ'ing and political meme savant
Q&A with Jake Zeeman
With YouTube videos amassing millions of views Jake Zeeman is the filmmaker set to keep you entertained throughout lockdow.
Q&A with Bllackline
With an impressive publication list spanning from Highsnobiety and It's Nice That, to Nike and The NHS, Harlesden based graphic design and illustrator Bllackline is on the ascendency. We chat to him about inspirations, the U.K.'s respect for artists and starting out in the industry
We sit down with the creative director and photographer lensing your favourite artists across the globe. From Yung Lean, A$AP Nast and Aminé to U.K. talents Slowthai and Jorja Smith - Nina Nagele's photography is truly a sight to behold. She even blesses our readers with a playlist
Meet the model turned photographer expressing himself on the other side of the lens
We chat to Luke Forte, who's modelling career has seen him face campaigns for the likes of Goodhood and walking shows at Paris Fashion week. But since making the decision to take his camera along with him on his adventures Forte has been creating beautifully raw images of his own along the way.
Jonathan Williams on Photographing the Scene's Biggest Musicians
Meet the Birmingham based photographer shooting some of the U.K. and U.S's biggest stars. With festival season sadly drawing to a close, and summer coming to an end, photographs are our ways of holding on to some of the magic of the exuberance summer held. Whether you know who he is or not, you'll probably have seen the photographic work of Jonathan Williams doing the rounds covering the U.K.'s biggest festivals and gigs.
Jinsun Park interview
In this exclusive interview Jinsun Park tells us about her inspirations, London's Korean community and her new book "Two Times Or Maybe More".
Meet Amel Mukhtar, the British Vogue staffer bringing political activism to the forefront
Check out our shoot and interview with Amel Mukhtar who was appointed features assistant at British Vogue earlier this year. Since then she has penned unapologetically politically conscious articles on a range of issues from the media's response to the Christchurch massacre to the women at the forefront of the Sudanese revolution.
Enthusiastic Consent is Coming! (Spoilers)
As the final series of Game of Thrones commences the surviving characters have treated audiences to a plethora of drama ranging from beheadings, incest, dragons and White Walkers. So what made a consensual sex scene in the last episode so shocking?
Heavy on shoulder
Photographer Jinsun Park explores the stresses of the South Korean education system through her new photos series and think-piece exclusively for Sludge Mag
Adelaide and Red: The dichotomy between Diaspora and African Blackness (Spoilers)
Ever since Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ slashed its way into cinemas around the world, multiple theories and interpretations have abounded about the film’s themes and its characters. People have been theorising, in particular, about the twist regarding Adelaide and Red
What ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ can teach us about manoeuvring for power in the Patriarchy
The latest episodes of ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ have a lot to teach us about the ways in which we relate to love, family, friends and even organised religion through our gender. But perhaps the most poignant lesson that the second part of the show’s first season can offer us comes in the form of several cautionary tales about dealing with a patriarchal power structure when you are not an intended beneficiary of patriarchy.
The Manifesto Built On Memes
As memes replace manifestos, and when ideas mean more than their subsequent implementation, Adam Smith explores the entertainment industry's role in modern politics
Responsibility in LBGT filmmaking: lesbians through the male gaze
Little by little we are seeing a greater variety of stories and romances being depicted on the silver screen. Portrayal of lesbian relationships still lag behind often reverting to homophobic tropes and overt sexualisation. Shannon Watson asks, where are the cinematic love stories for the ages that feature women who love women?