Kelundra Recommends 10.3.2020: Hispanic Heritage Month Edition Pt. 2
"Vessel of Genealogies” (2016, acrylic), graphite and ink on paper, 40.5 x 70 inches. This painting is by Dominican artist Firelei Báez.

Kelundra Recommends 10.3.2020: Hispanic Heritage Month Edition Pt. 2

Last week, I published the first of a two-part series celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. The recommendations continue this week with a list of great sitcoms, an awesome cocktail recipe and my favorite Spotify playlist. This is the perfect way to escape that debate debacle. Get into it! TO WATCH: I couldn't pick just one this week, so I decided to list…

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Kelundra Recommends 09.25.2020: Hispanic Heritage Month Edition Pt. 1
I was first introduced to Mexican muralist Jet Martinez when I interviewed him nine years ago for the Syracuse New Times paper.

Kelundra Recommends 09.25.2020: Hispanic Heritage Month Edition Pt. 1

It's Hispanic Heritage Month and this week's recommendations are rooted in the Latin community. This is especially important to me, because just last week, a nurse/whistleblower named Dawn Wooten reported that brown asylum seekers in ICE detention centers were receiving illegal hysterectomies. This news came a couple of months after another whistleblower reported that children in immigration detention were being…

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Kelundra Recommends 09.14.2020

It's been almost a month since I published a recommendation list. When I first set out to do these, I told myself that at the point it felt like another item on the to-do list, and not just fun, I'd pause. Now, I'm back to it, and I'm excited to share all of the delightful experiences I've had over the…

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Kelundra Recommends 08.10.2020
Author Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) at a book fair, New York, New York, circa 1937. (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images)

Kelundra Recommends 08.10.2020

Typically before each listing, I wax poetic about one thing or another. This week, I don't want to wax poetic about anything. I'm more interested in letting the words be the words. I have been giving thanks a lot lately for having the language to describe my experience of the world. What has become clear to me is that when…

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Kelundra Recommends 07.27.2020
"Confrontation on the Bridge," 1975. Painting by Jacob Lawrence.

Kelundra Recommends 07.27.2020

Lately, I've been seeing a lot of posts on social media with the sentiment, "This is the ghetto and I hate it here." It's often referring to the current state of affairs with the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter Movement, uncertainty about school starting, the upcoming election-- you get the point. There is a lot to be angsty about, but…

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Kelundra Recommends 07.17.2020
I conduct a series of artist studio visits for Atlanta Magazine's HOME. For the spring issue, pre-COVID-19, I visited Niki Zarrabi. The painting above is called "SHAB," from her 2019 Femme Petale series.

Kelundra Recommends 07.17.2020

A few years ago, I read a book called Calling in the One, and in it there was a challenge to write five pages of things you're grateful for. Five pages feels daunting, but it's not about the pages, it's about the energy generated by the pages. Spoiler Alert: By the time you get to page five, you've gone from…

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