When I was five, my whole family had recently relocated from Mexico to the suburbs of Maryland, where we lived for the next three years. Despite being so young, I remember something we were being taught in school struck me as... odd. We were singing in class about some dude that "sailed the ocean blue" in 1492, and "discovered" America. Like, as if no one had ever been on it before, or there were just a bunch of monkeys and mango trees and nothing else but vast acres of untou
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson Cinematography: Paul Thomas Anderson Editor: Dylan Tichenor Score: Jonny Greenwood Set in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct sty
Starring: Darkest Hour Director: Joe Wright Screenplay: Anthony McCarten Cinematography: Bruno Delbonnel Editor: Valerio Bonelli Score: Vikingur Olafsson During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed Brit
Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones. Director: Guillermo del Toro. Producers: Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale Screenplay: Guillermo del Toro. Cinematography: Dan Laustsen. Editor: Sidney Wollinsky. Score: Alexandre Desplat. The Shape of Water is an undeniable masterpiece in terms of the audiovisual language; every department involved in creating this film brought the best of their game, and helped build a word that is both fantastic and
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford Director: Jordan Peele Screenplay: Jordan Peele Cinematography: Toby Oliver Editor: Gregory Plotkin Score: Michael Abels Get Out is a monumental achievement from first-time director Jordan Peele. Peele, known best for his comedy work on the sketch show Key and Peele, surprised audiences and critics alike with a debut film that quickly became a festival frontrunner, a box office smash, and a cultural phenomenon. Get
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet. Director: Greta Gerwig. Screenplay: Greta Gerwig. Cinematography: Sam Levy. Editor: Nick Houy. Score: Jon Brion. Finally, a film that faithfully portrays the ups and downs of a girl’s coming-of-age without falling into cheesy stereotypes is nominated for Best Picture (and four more categories). This is so refreshing and definitely good news for everyone from teenagers looking for representa
Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy Director: Christopher Nolan Screenplay: Christopher Nolan Cinematography: Hoyte Van Hoytema Editor: Lee Smith Score: Hans Zimmer Films depicting war have a tendency to fall victim to melodrama, cliche, and style over substance. However, in Dunkirk, visionary director Christopher Nolan, puts all this aside in the pursuit of a film that pays the highest level of respect to this historic event. Here, Nolan utilizes every technic
Starring: Tom Hanks, Merryl Streep Director: Steven Spielberg Screenplay: Liz Hannah, Josh Singer Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski Editor: Sarah Broshar, Michael Kahn Score: John Williams Shot and edited within a six month time period, the passion and urgency of the artists involved is palpable in this film. The Post is love letter to the glory days of the fourth estate when it was battling it out with Nixon for the soul of the nation. A film made for the era of Trump, it’s po
Starring: Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Peter Dinklage Director: Martin McDonagh Screenplay: Martin McDonagh Cinematography: Ben Davis Editor: Jon Gregory Score: Carter Burwell (Spoilers ahead) First, we must understand McDonagh for what he is– an incredibly talented playwright and screenwriter, and second, we must keep in mind his style– deadpan, dark humor, blood-spattered fictional stories.
His characters always crescendo into Greek-like modern-day dr
Although there are hundreds of women worth mentioning for their accomplishments and vision, we've compiled a list of ten women in different fields and historic moments that you absolutely cannot miss. Let us know who your biggest female inspirations are in the comments below, and happy International Women's Day! 1. Hypatia (350-415)
A resident of ancient Alexandria, Egypt, Hypatia was one of the first known women to study and teach math, astronomy, and philosophy. Socrates d
It's Valentine’s Day, and whether single, coupled, poly-paired, or avoiding labels and relations altogether, the day holds a mix of joy, sadness, chocolate, and anxiety for many. While I have personally always loved Valentine’s Day, a day in which eating as much chocolate as one’s heart desires is socially acceptable, this year I feel as though the day is bigger than dark chocolate covered almonds.
The current political climate, in which female reproductive rights and acces
The aim of ritual purification is to remove uncleanliness prior to a particular type of activity, and especially prior to an important moment in one’s life, a new season. Be it because 2016 was a very weird year on several levels or because the New Year always brings with it a desire to cleanse oneself in preparation for the new year to come, we've looked into some of the main non-religious cleansing rituals for the body/spirit that are said to renew and uplift your energy.
We've come to the final day of our 12 Days of Christmas Countdown! We hope you've enjoyed it!
We apologize for the break we took from posting, we were busy eating pie! But back to our regularly scheduled programming.
We at Howl Magazine hope you are having a beautiful Holiday season and getting prepared to welcome the New Year! In that spirit, and in the wake of many global crisis' festering all of 2016, we've cooked up "12 Ways to Help the World This Year". Here's to actua
Today we bring to you 11 Visual Artists you NEED to know— not only for their talent and unique styles, but for their themes of diversity, feminism, body positivity, and gender deconstruction. We can't wait to see what this coming year has in store for all these amazing talents! We will definitely be keeping an eye on them.
Check these babes out and let us know who your favorite artists are in the comments below!
1. Gill Button
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Henry Lee (1996)
Nick Cave and PJ Harvey Anthem (1992)
Leonard Cohen Operator (1972) Jim Croce Ashes to Ashes (1980)
David Bowie What’s up (1992)
Four Non-Blondes Father and Son (1970)
Cat Stevens Keep On Singing (1974)
Helen Reddy Going to California (1971)
Led Zeppelin Take A Walk On The Wild Side (1972)
Lou Reed Personal Jesus (1990) Depeche Mode #Music #SeasonalSegments #Recommendations
Photo by Victoria Siemer On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me... A Butt Plug Set of Three! If you're ever in the New York City area we absolutely recommend you visit Babeland — wonder-cave of sex toys. The staff is diverse, feminist and body-positive on top of extremely knowledgeable on everything sex. If you are a more discreet individual or can't make it to NYC soon... not to worry! There are many awesome online sex toy retailers that ship worldwide. We r
iQ84 by Haruki Murakami This intricate novel takes its time setting up a world of its own, pulling you in more and more every page you turn. iQ84 takes you into a 1984 Tokyo where reality can unnervingly split into parallel universes as seamlessly as changing train tracks. Murakami leaves us suspended with no ground beneath our feet in a world of magic and quantic manifestations, only to be pulled back down to a linear plot line by the powerful connection two resilient charac
A Letter To All Who Have Lost in This Era In a year rife with populist backlash, this searing letter from New York Time columnist and author Anand Giridharadas is a must watch. Mr. Giridharadas concedes his shortcomings in addressing the cultural and economic issues facing his white middle class counterpart and how doing so helped create a group he now fears.This talk will give you chills, a sense of understanding, and a fresh outlook on our current political landscape. Let’s
Chicago, IL Tahj Malik Chandler (aka Saba) is a 22 year-old rapper from a neighborhood in the West Side of Chicago. Saba has established himself as an artist at a young age, and has also managed to collaborate with some of the most high-profile rappers in the game. In 2013 Saba was featured on Chance the Rapper’s mixtape Acid Rap, and more frequently on Chance’s single “Angels”. This year Saba released an album coined “Bucket List Project”, which currently has millions o
Looking forward to the Holiday Season?!
Looking forward to all the personal questions?!
Me neither!!! For most of us the holidays are a season in which we spend LOTS of quality time with friends and family, most of whom you haven’t seen in quite a while. Questions about your life are inevitable. Therefore, it might be useful to have some ideas or talking points in mind about how to approach the difficult topic of depression and answer some of the most common que