Writing

Lullavie Rooftop Session with Tender Glue

Lullavie Rooftop Session with Tender Glue

By Ariana Hwang On one sun-drenched July afternoon in New York City, we filmed the Polish-born, NYC-bred artist, Tender Glue. Singing with a raw, sentimental voice while strumming an acoustic guitar is Tom Gluewicki, the musical mastermind behind Tender Glue. He is joined by Janise Lazarte […]

Steering Away From Fast Fashion with Eco Fashion Expo’s Angela Chi

Steering Away From Fast Fashion with Eco Fashion Expo’s Angela Chi

Madelyn Meagher, who at the time was a freshman at Brooklyn College, designed this line. Pictured are Madelyn, Andrew, Richie, Anna, and Shenal (Not pictured is Jessica).   By Angela Chi   First Year In College: Learning Phase     During my first semester as […]

Preserving Community Through Art with Latifah Ford

Preserving Community Through Art with Latifah Ford

By Chelsea Booth   When Latifah Ford isn’t creating her own work, she’s busy painting murals in Brooklyn. Her work is vibrant, bursting with color and soul. And unlike many of the colorful new murals in Brooklyn that are commissioned by real estate companies to […]

Get to Know Harry Martin, The Man Reviving The Roller Disco

Get to Know Harry Martin, The Man Reviving The Roller Disco

By Ariana Hwang At House of Yes, 2018 no longer feels like 2018. Donna Summer’s “Last Dance” is playing. And men and women are coated in glitter circling a crowded room in four-wheeled roller skates. Everyone’s boogieing to the old school music spinning from a […]

The Pulse: Trafton’s Vulnerable Pop Music in a “Hyperreal” World

The Pulse: Trafton’s Vulnerable Pop Music in a “Hyperreal” World

By Chelsea Booth All Photos By Anthony Sokolov   It’s a crisp October evening. Evan Gordon of Trafton, sits across from me in his modest Lower East Side apartment, and raises a shallow wine goblet to his lips, taking small sips of the water he […]

Rags Parkland: A Sly Musical with a Robot Heart

Rags Parkland: A Sly Musical with a Robot Heart

By Reuven Glezer When Ars Nova brings forward a new piece of musical theatre, you better pay attention. From the theater that brought electropop opera Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 and the luminous memory musical The Lucky Ones comes a new, sci-fi […]

News We Don’t Care About

News We Don’t Care About

A weekly series with 0 fucks given.  Hardwell Retires Are we supposed to be sad about this? Lana Del Rey’s feud with Azealia Banks At this point is there anyone that Azealia Banks doesn’t have beef with? Lana Del Rey recently condemned Kanye’s support for […]

Finding Beauty Everywhere at Afropunk

Finding Beauty Everywhere at Afropunk

By Chelsea Booth Fashion icon Hedi Slimane once told Vanity Fair that the most stylish woman in the world is “some unknown girl on the dance floor.” But even if you could have taken the most stylish unknown person from every dance floor in the […]

How to Survive While Mercury is Still in Retrograde

How to Survive While Mercury is Still in Retrograde

Artwork by Fran Rodríguez By Lindsey Pearson Call it string theory, call it chakras, call it “The Force” but there are energetic fields around us. You know the sensation when you walk into a room and “feel” the tension? Or when you can tell someone […]

The Pulse: Q&A With Glaze

The Pulse: Q&A With Glaze

By Chelsea Booth Once every so often, a band comes along, who within seconds, like a DJ back spinning a record, abruptly brings your world to a full stop. Glaze is one of those bands.   The trio consisting of Stephen McElwee (guitar and vocals), […]