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Last week I visited the Corcoran Gallery of Art for the first time to view a new exhibit about the subculture of graffiti, rap, go-go and punk scene in D.C. during the 1980s and early 90s. Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s showcases the birth of an underground movement within the framework of the notorious drug problems, corruption and violence in D.C. at the time. The exhibit spans the years between 1980 and 1992 and includes photos, records, video footage, newspaper clippings, original pieces of street art (sometimes entire chunks of walls), flyers, posters and much more. I found it so interesting because although the majority of the movement took place before I was born, I was still able to identify with parts of the culture that I heard of, but didn’t necessarily know the history. Continue reading
Two Food Friday’s in a row have gone by and I didn’t get a chance to post! Bad Shayla! Welp, welcome to Food Saturday! This is the first and hopefully last one because I’m a fan of alliteration and “Food Saturday” just doesn’t do it for me. Anyway, although I didn’t get a chance to blog yesterday, I did get a chance to cook! Continue reading