Weekend Reading: June 7 Edition

Melissa Starker, Creative Content & PR Manager

Jun 07, 2024

Black and white film still of a man sitting on a horse in the desert and holding a sword upward.

A rundown on our June spotlight on filmmaker Tómas Gutiérrez Alea, a rave for upcoming Wex performing artist Cécile McLorin Salvant, a new video from Golomb and Grace Lillash, a report from Detroit's queer art biennial, the quiet return of director Takashi Miike, and a whole lot more.

Top of page: Tómas Gutiérrez Alea's A Cuban Fight Against the Demons, screening Tuesday at the Wex; courtesy of Cohen Film Collection. 

Around Columbus

A burlesque performer in a glittery strapless gown strikes a pose and smiles and she looks upward.

Shimmy and Shake for Survivors headliner Hot Tawdry, courtesy of the artist and HER2-Revue


Around the Globe

A Black woman stands in front of a fiery orange background, wearing a wiry headdress and a metallic bronze gown, her arms partially outstretched.

Cécile McLorin Salvant, photo: Karolis Kaminskas