Lena C. Emery
"Practice" – A feature on Nude Yoga for the Spring/Summer 2014 Issue of The Gentlewoman
Above: drawing from my fanzine Artaud-Mania, 1997.
Join my BFFs Lisa Darms, Kathleen Hanna, Ramdasha Bikceem and me to celebrate the publication of The Riot Grrrl Collection, a new book published by the Feminist Press. May 29th at the Fales Library, NYU, 7PM.
Above: Front cover of the legendary New Jersey skate punk zine GUNK, issue #4, 1993 (?), by Ramdasha Bikceem.
Nina Simone would have turned 80 years old today. Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, N.C., she changed her name to Nina Simone (“Nina” meaning “little one” and “Simone” after the actress Simone Signoret) after she began singing in bars early in her career, something her Methodist minister mother none too subtly referred to as “working in the fires of hell.” This photo I am sharing today is my favorite of Ms. Simone, a stunning shot by Pittsburgh photography icon Charles “Teenie” Harris, circa 1965.
On May 5, the Feminist Press is publishing a book of reproductions of many of the zines, posters, and other printed matter that is collected in the Fales Collection at NYU’s Bobst Library. The book, entitled The Riot Grrrl Collection, is edited by Fales senior archivist Lisa Darm, and includes an essay by Le Tigre’s Joanna Fateman.
We are so excited for this collection to officially be published, and we hope you all are too!!!