Out & About NYC Magazine is the brainchild of Walter Rutledge and Adewale Adekanbi Jr. The magazine offers the arts and lifestyle enthusiast a fresh new look at the New York entertainment and arts scene. In 2014 Rutledge and Adekanbi Jr. established Out and About NYC Magazine to provide constructive and positive critiques of arts related productions and exhibitions. And to fill the void of commentary from African-American writers and critics. Out & About NYC Magazine showcases the established and the emerging, the traditional and the trendy, the legends of today and the newsmakers of the tomorrow. We also provide honest commentary without the mean-spirited and often personal attack style that has become so pervasive in our present media. O&A NYC offers insightful commentary with flare, panache and a dash of fun.
Walter Rutledge (editor-in-chief/ Cultural Commentator) choreographer/ playwright/ director, educator and visual artist began writing arts commentary in the early 90’s while living in Charleston, South Carolina. At that time his work highlighted organizations that usually “fell below the radar” of the mainstream media. Rutledge expanded his following throughout The Carolinas and Florida, and in 2010 relocated his base of operations back to his hometown, New York City. Rutledge begin contributing arts commentary to local newspapers as a way to promote his various projects throughout the North and South East, which laid the groundwork for O&A NYC Magazine. He continues to showcase trend setting and emerging artists while offering commentary on the established leaders in the entertainment industry.
Adewale Adekanbi (Co-Founder/Managing Editor) is an actor, model and photographer who follows the new and edgy New York art, fashion and nightlife scene. Adekanbi is a proud Brooklyn native of Nigerian descent. His international perceptive has helped shape his keen fashion eye and eclectic art acumen. His columns on fashion, African culture, art, film, hip-hop music and dance, under the moniker Walestylez reveal a side of New York usually reserved for the fun-loving, fearless and the young at heart.