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Brotherhood and Music Reviews: Chow Squared Music

Brotherhood and Music Reviews: Chow Squared Music

By Chelsea Booth Chow Squared Music is a collaborative music review YouTube channel run by twin brothers Dylan and Brandon Chow. Both brothers, who are devout hip-hop heads, cover all genres on their channel and serve up videos that hold back no punches. “Throughout high […]

The Uninvited Guest: Cancer and Every Decision That Goes With It

The Uninvited Guest: Cancer and Every Decision That Goes With It

By Ariana Hwang My mother woke up from excessive movement on the other side of bed. When she turned to face him, she had discovered that he’d been scratching himself restlessly. Her instinct normally would’ve been to groan in irritation. But this time, she knew […]

Here’s What Joining an Alien Abduction Support Group Looks Like

Here’s What Joining an Alien Abduction Support Group Looks Like

By Chelsea Booth A few weeks ago I joined a support group for survivors of alien abduction. How does one plunge so deep into the Internet’s abyss that they stumble upon a support group for people who have been abducted by aliens? Frankly, I don’t […]

Short Diary + Gallery: Cold Cave & Black Marble at Warsaw

Short Diary + Gallery: Cold Cave & Black Marble at Warsaw

All Photos By Anthony Sokolov By Ariana Hwang   One can of Tecate and several pierogies later, I slithered past the most gothic crowd I’ve been in. Everyone at Warsaw, a music venue located in Williamsburg, was decorated with Joy Division shirts, leather jackets, tattoos, […]

FINKEL Wants to Create an Alternate Reality With Music and Art

FINKEL Wants to Create an Alternate Reality With Music and Art

Picture by Leigh Ann Cobb By Ariana Hwang Married couple Jane and Brian Spencer are drawn together by what they love to create: music. Jane plays keyboards, Brian plays guitar, and both of them sing. In fact, they’ve been playing gigs for years and releasing […]

Watch Intimate Bedroom Moments From B*BOSS’ “If You Leave Me” Video

Watch Intimate Bedroom Moments From B*BOSS’ “If You Leave Me” Video

Canadian band, B*BOSS just released their second EP, Take 2, and it is a mix between heartbreaking pop ballads and hilarious rap songs.  Their music video for “If You Leave Me” tells a story of the many stages of life and love experienced from bed. […]

Meet Lauren Pfieffer, Mixing Vintage Fashion With Personal Growth

Meet Lauren Pfieffer, Mixing Vintage Fashion With Personal Growth

By Luis Lucero For any out of towner who just moved to New York City, their first day of living here is something of a milestone. In the case of Lauren Pfieffer (pronounced Pie-fer), originally from Mansfield, Ohio, she just celebrated her two year anniversary […]

Two Recommendations a Day: Nick Cave’s “The Let Go”, Chromeo (DJ Set), and Pride Music Videos to Watch

Two Recommendations a Day: Nick Cave’s “The Let Go”, Chromeo (DJ Set), and Pride Music Videos to Watch

1. Nick Cave, “The Let Go” Interdisciplinary artist Nick Cave creates a dance-based town hall—part installation, part performance—to which the community of New York is invited to “let go” and speak their minds through movement, work out frustrations, and celebrate independence as well as community. […]

New Vlog

New Vlog

By Ariana Hwang Back at it with another vlog! Follow Alejandro and I as we go around thrifting inside Bushwick’s Urban Jungle and then later, sit down to eat at a sexually themed Japanese restaurant called Kenka.

Sick of Suburbia — Why Long Island Sucks

Sick of Suburbia — Why Long Island Sucks

By Ariana Hwang   There are so many homes on every street Piling into lines so neat, but I won’t fold into these lives, I’m too drunk on that Suburban smell, to know which one of them is mine – The Districts (“Suburban Smell”)   […]