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Elizabeth Roan

Essayist and Blogger with many cultural curiosities. Inspired by art, music, and travel.

Writer, journalist, and social media manager for nonprofits located in Philadelphia. Contact me via email if you're interested in collaborating.

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Rituals of Mine Opens for Tricky at Underground Arts - Philthy Mag

Imagining all the best artists to co-tour with, touring with Tricky is "seriously, an honor," said Terra Lopez, lead singer of Sacramento-based band Rituals of Mine (f.k.a. Sister Crayon) during their opening act at Underground Arts for the Bristol-based heavy-bass-heart-of-darkness. A heckler in the crowd yelled,"We Love Tricky, and we love you!"


Sincerity is the Craftsmen's Greatest Tool - A Conversation with Michel Delgado

For most artists, no matter what stage along their path, the take-it-or-leave-it and nearly self-destructive question continuously persists: what happens if nobody sees it? As the Senegalese and Philadelphia based artist Michel Delgado nonchalantly puts it, "You gotta be cool with it." Unsettling? Yes. Refreshing? Most certainly not. Worth it?

A Sharp Divide - An Interview With Artist and Activist Dread Scott

Dread Scott-the artist who sparked controversy in 1989 as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, snowballing to national debate with his installation What is a Proper Way to Display a US Flag? - is currently exhibiting his work at Rowan University Art Gallery at High Street.

All Aboard Artship Olympia | InLiquid Art and Design Blog

Upon viewing Artship Olympia, a reminiscence of a favorite quotes came to mind. In Herman Melville's Moby Dick, the narrator Ishmael begins by telling us why he seeks comfort from the sea: "Whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off-then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can."

Satire More Gold than Donald's Hair: My Visit to the T.Rump Bus

"He said something like, 'if we are to change our world view, images must change. The artist now has a very important job to do.' " David Gleeson states, trying to remember Vaclav Havel's quote on the artistic response to Communism, as we wrap up our conversation on Gleeson's recent exhibition at Crane Arts: T.Rump - America on the Rag.

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5 Films 50 Shades Deeper - Liz's Picks - Philthy Mag

While every lonely housewife and intellectually-repressed book club member in America flock to see the premier of 50 Shades of Grey, the adapted film of E.L. James's book, I pull out of my bookshelf a copy of The Marquis De Sade's Justine and say (pointer finger up): actually this came first.

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