Author: Sarah Heikkinen

The Death of XXXTentacion & the Invalidation of the Abused

The rapper’s murder is teaching us more about our society’s willingness to worship an abusive man’s potential over believing the abused.


Happy Abandon’s ‘Facepaint’ and the Exploration of Grief

The North Carolina-based indie rock group paints a portrait of loss and acceptance in their full-length debut. It’s rare to find a meticulously strung together work of musical art that manages to convey the realest and rawest emotion — loss — without losing voice, emotion, or authenticity; but in indie rock group Happy Abandon’s debut album, Facepaint, all of that

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