A.F. Oehmke

A.F. Oehmke

Weekly Columnist, The Internet is Exploding

A.F. Oehmke is an artist, cultural critic, and arts administrator. A Michigan native, Oehmke moved to Baltimore to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art where she was a Fanny Blaustein Thalheimer Scholar. As a student at MICA, Oehmke served as an undergraduate representative on the President’s Task Force on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Globalization, in addition to working in the office of Diversity and Intercultural Development, the Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development, and as a teaching assistant for the foundations and art history departments. Apart from BmoreArt, Oehmke has interned at a number of organizations in Baltimore including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Clayworks. She writes the Internet Is Exploding column for BmoreArt. Email her at afoehmke@bmoreart.com.

Stories by A.F. Oehmke
Highlights: remembering Tyre Nichols, Tortuguita, Olayemi Olurin, Inner Hoe Uprising, Kraft macaroni and cheese, fixing violins, Derek Guy, Chloë’s ‘Pray It Away,' Beyoncé in Dubai, and BuzzFeed leans into AI.

The internet was increasingly difficult to be on this week, and I don’t think next week will be any better.

Highlights: The Sculpture™, the power of blond, Mindy Kaling, fat-shaming your girlfriend, jelly time, animals are giving up, tech and media layoffs, and ChatGPT.

This week was all about The Sculpture™.

Highlights: Prince Harry, nepo babies, depicting Muhammad, an archive of menus, considering the nautilus, Gwen Stefani, trees and old-growth grasslands, Israel bans the Palestinian flag, Born-Alive bills, and Andrew Tate. 

The Internet was everywhere and nowhere this week.

It is that time of year again. It is time for a list of lists.

“Nothing good has happened in a while. I seriously can’t remember anything memorable other than things going to shit. The only good things are people/s reactions to those things.”