Spencer Moody from the Murder City Devils and Ben Jaffe from Preservation Hall

Bodies, much like the people who house them, are vastly different. How we understand them, then, is largely dependent on how they’re shown to us. Photography — or the two-dimensional renderings we encounter upon first blush — introduce us to those bodies, but offer something else, too.

Creating a “Living and Breathing Pylon to Black Culture” with Damon Young for Very Smart Brothas Live! Pt. 2

On July 7th, 2018, Ace Hotel New Orleans hosted Very Smart Brothas‘ Damon Young and Panama Jackson at the third annual Essentials, a series that Ace hosts concurrent with Essence Festival in New Orleans. In Part 1, Panama riffs on Return of the Mack and the merits of Janet Jackson.