I’ve said before and will say again that Chyna was a legitimate star, genuinely important in wrestling’s biggest mainstream era. She never got to enjoy any of her legacy, really. She was basically thrown out by an industry that found her presence inconvenient. Chyna was someone who worked hard to break the mold, and was successful. From the minute she showed up on WWE TV, she was fighting upstream. For Chyna to have done so much, then have all of that just taken from her, and then be either ignored or insulted forever, was shameful. Chyna deserved a lot better than she received. From a whole lot of people. She was failed. It’s a genuine tragedy.
“Black punks stand out like a sore throat and their presence can be questioned. In reality, they’ve been present from punk’s heyday with artists like Bad Brains, National Wake and Poly Styrene making history.
Black punks, if anything, are some of the last vanguards of a punk movement that’s been co-opted by the mainstream. They fight two battles: to create their own space inside their punk communities, as well as inside black culture.
Black punks have to reconcile these cultures, and are thus more authentic, rebellious, bold and not afraid to be involved politically.
Punk’s not dead, and these 10 black punk bands show it.”
Artist Joanie Lemercier recently unveiled Nimbes, a spectacular installation that immerses viewers in a breathtaking virtual universe. Created using photography, CGI, laser scans, and projection mapping, the piece takes the audience on a 15-minute journey around the cosmos, displaying constellations, solitary landscapes, and crumbling architectural structures.