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Aaron Vallely

Writer and Social Media Fanatic

Aaron is a Writer and Social Media Fanatic. Everything Pop Culture, Current Affairs, and Human Rights. Currently based in Ireland.

Humanity Wins At The Oscars

Amongst all the pageantry, the façade, the capitalism, it is always nice to see some humanity. Better yet, to see it win.
01/03/2017 16:03 GMT

Patti Smith Visits The Hist

Smith has become a champion for outsiders, empowering them to be themselves and to discard the stereotypes of gender that have been foisted on younger generations. Historically changing, socially constructed labels that have insufficiently served people for decades.
15/11/2016 15:31 GMT

Reclaiming Space For The Arts In Ireland

All cities are different, but what people want are essentially the same. Intelligent cities cherish and cultivate their artistic energy, but often disturb that nutritious force with high rents, intrusive government policies and starvation of Arts funding.
15/09/2016 13:50 BST

The Artist Formerly Known As Young Thug

Thugger now wants to be referred to as Jeffrey, his real name. Jeffrey's cover features the Atlanta rapper in a blue dress with tiered cascading ruffles that wrap around his white buttoned-down shirt, an outfit which took him an hour and a half just to put on. Apparently, this is controversial because of the masculinity that pervades the rap industry, and because of the cover, he even held back its release for some time.
05/09/2016 12:32 BST

The Dandy Warhols and Joe Dallesandro - "You Are Killing Me" Video

I knew what I wanted to be, I admired the hustlers, the bohemians, the challenging artists, the justifiable criminals, the underground writers. Most people had pictures of Kings of Leon or the Arctic Monkeys on their wall during that time. I had Bowie. Andy Warhol. Oscar Wilde.
08/04/2016 09:59 BST

RuPaul Vs. The Matrix

It is not often that one is knocked over by reading an interview, but I found myself adequately floored after sailing through RuPaul's recent boundless and lethal interview with E. Alex Young.
29/03/2016 17:30 BST

Lion Babe: Soul and Class

These pair are pretty much my new favourite people. The lion is an animal known for its unpredictable ferocity and has inspired generations of sartorialist's for serving some wildlife realness. A Babe . . . well, go figure
12/02/2016 16:54 GMT

Environmental Considerations

On the heels of the Paris Climate talks, was a very important conversation held at The Rubin Museum in New York City. I was one of the lucky few who was there.
30/12/2015 10:53 GMT

The Art of Moving On

One can change their city. One can change their friends. One can change their job. One can change their hairstyle. What one cannot do, is change their experience.
10/12/2015 09:56 GMT

Zayn Malik: New Direction

Now Malik has the potential to create something magnificent. Something sincerely innovative, by rejecting the constraints imposed upon him, he can reveal himself on his own terms, experiment with the medium, recreate himself and his image.
23/11/2015 11:37 GMT

Grimes: Commodifying All The Pain

Grimes wrote, produced, engineered and practically crafted almost every note of her new album, 'Art Angels'. Having taught herself electronic production, Claire "Grimes" Boucher has mastered guitar, ukulele, and violin to stitch together this multi-verse of strikingly different sounds.
12/11/2015 17:22 GMT