Toronto-based. Culture writer and researcher with a focus on music, movement, tradition, and memory — when they coincide, especially. Contact: a.binshikhan at gmail dot com.
Interview with freelance screenwriter, Judnick Mayard about moving, rootedness, and astrology for my Healthline series, Life Balms.
Interview with writer Arabelle Sicardi on the terror and power of beauty, asserting selfhood, and what comes of the ruins for my Healthline series, Life Balms.
The artist's debut EP 'Audacity' tells stories of infatuation and money-making while melding new-age R&B with the genre’s traditional sensibilities.
An essay looking at The Weeknd’s new album, My Dear Melancholy, and the role it plays in his pop transformation.
Interview with The Ringer’s special projects editor Hannah Giorgis for my Life Balms series on Healthline. In it, she talks healing through food, desirability and work, and the glory of Fenty Beauty.
Welcome to Life Balms, an interview series about the routines that keep us thriving, motivated, and well. Every year is different, that much is certain. But in the wake of a particularly difficult one — personally, professionally, politically — recentering is vital to be able to move forward. “Life Balms,” then, are the things that help us get through the lows: the routines, the regimens, and the practices that drown out the white noise and prioritize the best versions of self.
Profile of Toronto’s Sharine Taylor ahead of the release of her Jamaica-centered quarterly publication, BASHY Magazine.
Interviewed by Martine Thompson about food memories, lineage and tradition.
The brand’s latest collection is an ode to Black Americans in the Postbellum South.
Among the unending clamor of new artists emerging from the city is the rapper and director Sean Leon, whose artistic range and clear-eyed vision sets him apart.