A.F. Oehmke

A.F. Oehmke

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
John Lewis in his own words, Noname’s book club, Keyshia Cole 15 years later, #challengeaccepted, Hong Kong's delayed election, and more

So much happened in the past two weeks, but I tried to ease my way back into the internet.

Viola Davis and Dario Calmese, Mary Trump, Nick Cannon, Naya Rivera, Megan Thee Stallion, and more

This week the internet was surprising, and almost all of my picks are about a person.

Michaela Coel, Ziwe Fumudoh, Killer Mike, canceling cancel culture, Beirut’s waste, a big victory for Native Americans, stop dining out

The internet was kinda great this week and it was filled with profiles and interviews.

Community accountability, the politics of storytelling, capitalizing the B in Black, Vanessa Guillen, COVID-19 parties, and more

The internet seems to be forgetting that we are in the middle of an uprising, and people are actively ignoring that we are in the middle of a pandemic!