Art, Culture, Photography

Interview: Meridian Coffeehouse

Situated just outside of Colonial Williamsburg, the unassuming Meridian Coffeehouse hosts a wide range of music and art events and serves as a hotspot for DIY culture here in America’s Historic Triangle. Owned by the university and operated by students, The Meridian seeks to provide students with a space to truly be themselves. To learn […]

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Artist Interview: Shunkan

Hailing from Los Angeles, Shunkan is the ‘90s-influenced indie rock project of 26-year-old musician Marina Sakimoto. Sakimoto’s sophomore album, Cumberland Falls, debuted on September 13 and will be accompanied by a seven-date tour of the East Coast. The third stop, on September 27, is William & Mary’s own Meridian. In advance of the show, Features […]

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Art, Photography

The Company You Keep

Why does it suddenly feel like brands are becoming our best friends? As Features writer Nakia Stephens notes, this is exactly how they want us to feel. But if that’s the case, why shouldn’t consumers be able to ask for respect from these brands in the same way they would expect from their friends? I […]

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Art, Culture, Fashion

Adam Ward

Adam Ward is a New-York based photographer, art director, and digital marketing specialist, graduating from Emerson College in 2018 with degrees in Marketing Communications and Photography. Features writer Jack Mackey asked Ward about his creative process and how he has been able to get his work out into the industry. ROCKET: Your portfolio consists of […]

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Art, Culture, Fashion

Q&A with Lucie Zhang

Managing Editor Emmel El-Fiky spoke recently with Lucie Zhang, Senior Manager of Social Media at Vogue, about what it’s like working in the world of fashion publications, how one’s personal background might play a part in one’s career, and some pertinent advice for those looking to make their way into the fashion industry in whatever […]

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Paola Designs Things

Managing and Copy Editors Emmel El-Fiky and Peter Makey sat down with Paola Delucca, an artist and designer currently working at Refinery29, to talk about her creative process, where she finds inspiration, and how her Puerto Rican heritage has influenced her work and her outlook on life in general. You can find her on Instagram […]

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Art, Culture

Christine and the Queens

Chris is not here to explain herself. Born Héloïse Letissier and also known as Christine and the Queens, the 30-year-old French pop star has reinvented herself many times over. She no longer has time to explain her many personas to fans nor critics. Chris, her most recent, gender-defying incarnation, is introduced to the world in […]

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Art, Culture

Art from Online: October 2018

Charlie Parsons, ROCKET staff member, compiles his favorite artworks from the galleries on his insta feed God damn!! Would you look at that abyss of colors. Here, Frankenthaler tediously layers thin washes of paint to produce that deep streaky wall of stuff. I love all the colors here I love the way that violet runs down […]

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This is Amit

Amit Greenberg, an artist and creative director based out of Brooklyn, New York sits down with Copy Editor Peter Makey, discussing his work that has been featured by the likes of Colette, Hello Mr., and IKEA and the artistic process that goes into creating what he calls “Pop Surrealism.” Check out his work on Instagram @this.is.amit. […]

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