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Over a matte maroon placard, and then a mustard yellow one, Evan Puschak, YouTube video essayist and Forbes-approved millennial creative, exhales an introductory sigh and reads a Vincent Van G...


The entrance of Electric Lady Studios in the Village.

"But have you seen my records? This Heat, Pere Ubu, Outsiders, Nation of Ulysses, Mars, The Trojans, The Black Dice, Todd Terry, The Germs, Section 25...” 

At the opening and the close of LCD Soundsystem’s third live...


“STUNG by a TARANTULA HAWK REACTION!!!” is the title of this one. Looks good.

YouTube has an answer to the burning desire from deep inside your id: to hear your favorite song or watch your favorite movie or viral gag again for the first time. YouTube usually does. This...


Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, author of Friday Black.


Cherry by Nico Walker 

Nico Walker is never on solid ground. His autobiographical novel chases its unnamed narrator from college doldrums to the maelstrom of the Iraq War to a hidden opioid addiction to, finally,...


Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, open since 1907, is unofficially the oldest jazz club in America and can be found in Uptown, Chicago.

Where is the Midwest? Are the Dakotas part of it? What about Kansas?

These questions might belie another, broader question: how do we decide...


Stills of anime characters abound in the world of lo-fi live video.

     There is a girl, probably a student, sitting at her desk, with her over-the-ear headphones on, writing in her notebook. She’s got one of those angle-arm desk lamps, a heaping pile of books – titles...


Vampire Weekend performing in San Francisco in 2013. 

       Ezra Koenig has done his English homework. Koenig, frontman of the indie-rock band Vampire Weekend (VW), is every bit as much a poet as he is a musician, and his songs’ lyrics show it. His lyrical output over...


Album art for King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s 2017 release Sketches of Brunswick East. 

     Psychedelic rock, with its soaring, surreal guitar riffs and ambient, cerebral tones, has returned to Earth this decade, and it appears to have designs on staying with us for...


 Coates giving an address in 2015. 


Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Hamid’s story of people and borders, home and safety, in a year when there are currently 65 million stateless people around the globe, is essential 2017 reading. Nadia and Saeed, lovers living in a...


Author Salman Rushdie at a book reading.

         The Golden House is a work of fiction,” the novel assures us. “Apart from the well-known actual people… any resemblance to current events or locales, or to living persons, is entirely coincidental.” T...

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