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Death in Our Hands

By Natalie Duerr
Making sense of death isn’t a burden that anyone carries alone. Discussing it might actually make it feel more bearable.



What We’re Listening To: Songs That Could Convince Us To Join a Cult

By The Music Team
In the music world, devotion takes many forms.




Give a Dog a Bone

By Margaret Davenport
At the risk of being foolishly optimistic, I am adding social media to my list of spiritual practices.



I Know All My Friends’ Secrets

By Margaret Davenport
I want my platonic love to matter in the way that romantic love does.



Let’s Make a Playlist Together 


By The Music Team

With the world of music at your fingertips, the possibilities can be overwhelming.



shame, Viagra Boys, and Kills Birds at Brooklyn Steel

By Layla Passman
Shame has managed to bring together those who are full of it, and those who don’t realize they have “it” at all.



Our Thoughts On: AFI’s Top 100

By The Film Team 
The “Great” Films We’re For And Against



What We’re Watching: Emotionally Numbing Television

By The Film Team
TV for when we’re tired of feeling our feelings.




With Great Power Comes Goth Responsibility 

By Elias Kotsis 
Photos by Melissa McLaughlin 
A Stone Pony show review and interview with Little Hag


What We’re Listening To: On the way home from the party

By The Music Team
It’s a time to relax, wind down, and overthink every conversation you had that night. Here’s what we listen to after a night out, on our ways home.


Love in the Time of COVID-19

By Diane Roman
Divorce and dating during COVID-19 after a 30-year marriage ends over Zoom.



If Loving This Is Wrong, I Don’t Wanna Be Right

By The Music Team
Maybe they’re “tacky” or “melodramatic” or simply “terrible,” but we don’t care. these songs make us feel. What’s “good” anyways?



Don't Ever Go Somewhere You Can't Leave

By Layla Passman
Over my party-going tenure, I have developed one cardinal rule: never go somewhere you can’t leave.


Your Biggest Fan


By Lily Crandall
On being young and old and loving Voxtrot.



Studio Diaries

By Isabelle Perkins 
On progress, strife, and my biggest painting to date. 


The Sense of Movement Keeps Us Alive

By Taylor Stout 
Saying goodbye to Brooklyn venue Wild Birds



The Unlikeable Fuckups of Edy Modica


By Lizzie Racklin
Nicole shows the frustration and bitterness that can come out of being left on the margins.



“2 Years” Music Video

By Brooke Metayer
Alex Bush and Mia Pak on collaboration, the catharsis of music videos, and invisible strings.



Studio Diaries: A Summer in Saint-Raphael

By Julie Kim
Searching in small spaces, lingual attachments, and lots of phthalo.



Translating The Yellow Wallpaper to Modern-Day Horror

By Natalie Duerr
J. Kiernan O’Brien treads familiar territory—but a notably different landscape—in her adaptation.


Stopping Time with Hiroshi Yoshimura

By Miguel de Laveaga
What does it mean to let time slip away? How do I unlearn all the ways that this feels so wrong?


Found in Translation

by Erin Kang
We trusted in music too much. We would not have it any other way.


Favorite Needle Drops in Road Trip Movies

by The Music Team
When your seat at the theater transports you to that journey across the country and everything else stops. Hands tight on the steering wheel, hair flying out the window, or just loitering in a motel parking lot. Here are the scenes and tracks that take us there.



Beer, Berries, & La Boyère

By Ava McCoy
My summer spent in five countries and the songs that guided me through it.



Life is Short: The Micro Miniskirt in the Age of Irony

by Sarah Norcross Hough
It’s a culture confused about its message and shocked by its message’s reception.


I Will Be a Memory

by Lizzie Racklin
I often feel a dissonance between who I am and who I was. Isn’t it frustrating To not relate to yourself?



The Expansive Land-Locked Room

by Catherine Spino 
Chatting with frontman Ian McNally of Moon Hound on the duality of New York and thrashing in a different way.



On the First Sweaty Night of July,
Momma became Rockstars of the New Age   

by Layla Passman
Momma tugs at the desire to be known in a space that is becoming increasingly unknowable.



Reach Out Your Hand and I Promise to Take It  

by Anna-Lena Dressman
My body felt like a traitor, as if it had suddenly, unbeknownst to me, exposed some insidious truth within.


On Dancing Through a Pandemic

by Naava Guaraca 
We punctuate every word with the landings of our feet. It feels like an exhalation, like the outpouring of a sigh we’ve been holding in for these past three years.


Music for Time Travel

by The Music Team
We may not have actual time travel figured out (yet), but put on the right song and you can feel suddenly transported—to freshman year, to childhood, to a different generation.


The Next Hit Jukebox Musical

by Brooke Metayer
From the writers room that is my humble living room, I bring you my pitches for the next smash-hit jukebox musical.



Right Name, Wrong Girl

by Margaret Davenport
In a shocking turn of events, I will not be the Margaret marrying Jack Antonoff.


How to Capitalize on Being Sad

by Josie Brandmeier
On being sad, watching yourself be sad, and making a shit ton of money off of it.


What We’re Listening To: Music for Spiraling

by The Music Team
Here’s what we listen to calm our worries and drop a roadblock mid-spiral. Or, just something that puts to music how we feels inisde and fuels our unrest. 


Stories of Stories 

by Margaret Davenport 
I am made up of scribbled notes and dream journals and all the little things I am scared I’ll lose.
 


Of Hollywod and Men 

by Natalie Duerr 
Another film examines the horrors of being a woman, yet Hollywood is as unaware as ever. 


I Found god at the Ethel Cain show 

by Layla Passman 
Review of the breakout goth rock star’s record release show at Market Hotel. 


Our Thoughts On: The 10-Year Anniversary of Frank Ocean’s channel ORANGE 

by The Music Team 
Frank Ocean’s debut studio album has the power to change you. 


Oh, Are You Going to Any Festivals This Summer? 

by Julia Vassallo
I have a desire to see a paradigm shift in the way festivals are run, sometimes the easiest way to learn is through the examination of failure.
 


Twilight: A First Read 

by Elias Kotsis 
I’d be lying if I said I haven’t always been curious (Twi-curious, if you will).

Film Review: Petit Maman


by Harish Krishnamoorthy
Céline Sciamma’s latest film feels like a palliative—a short, cozy breath of French air.



Our Thoughts On: Peeing During A Movie 

by The Film Team
Do you??!?!


Thoughts on Balletcore 

by Mickey Galvin
Does this recent trend defy or reinforce ballet’s complicated history?



Summer 2016 Energy 

by The Music Team
What is it? Is it back? Why?!

Fritz Kühn, Ospace, and 393 Broadway


by Julia Vassallo
“The goal is to give people an alternative to the gallery world and the nightlife world.”


Theater We’re Excited For 

by Mickey Galvin & Sterling Gates 
The theater is back, and we are oh so ready. Here is a look into what we are looking forward to seeing this year, and how we see it for CHEAP.


The Armpit of America 

by Margaret Davenport 
Shifting the Zeitgeist: Battle Mountain, Gene Weingarten, and Americana.


Emerson Rosenthal Has A Lot of Ideas 

by Lizzie Racklin
It makes sense that the mind that has generated more than 2,500 ideas in the last four years loves movies that are actually “a hundred different movies in one.”


What We’re Watching: In Flight 

by The Film Team 
Pick something you would never watch normally, because in-flight entertainment is an experience of its own.



Music For Portable Speakers

by The Music Team
The city’s getting warmer. Gather your friends and head to the park.


Writing This is My Version of Fangirling:
On Sarah Ramos & Autograph Hound

by Sammy Bluth 
A recent exhibit by Sarah Ramos explores the vital connection between fame and fandom.


Sofia Coppola: Forever Young Review 

by Natalie Duerr
Author Hannah Strong imbues personal experience into a critical survey of a filmmaker known to do the same.


Reviewing Media I’ve Found on The Streets of BK 

by Taylor Stout
Go outside with open eyes and an open mind, and the streets seem to speak to you.



Private Time, Public Transport: Reading, Writing, and Lauren Elkin’s No.91/92

by Jack Petersen
A mechanical flaneur, the bus provides a windowed eye for the contained organism of the city. Original art by Mahaut Marin-Price. 



Studio Diary: Regina Sinnott

By Regina Sinnott
Regina takes us through her painting process as she begins and meddles with a new piece.

A Fairytale Breakup


by Brooke Metayer
If you’re gonna get dumped, you might as well make it interesting.

Our Phantom Tails and the Liberating Meadows of Spring

By Julie Kim
On Elizabth Glaessner’s recent solo show and the changing of the seasons.


Saying Goodbye to Night Falls Over Kortedala

By Lily Crandall
Reflecting on the “Retirement” of Jens Lekman’s 2007 Album


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