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The Froyo-ization of New York Is Painfully Real

In our current Photo Issue, we sent intrepid photographer Matthew Monteith to document a rapidly changing post-Bloomberg New York City. He came back with photos from four neighborhoods in transitional phases, including Hunts Point, Willets … read more »

POSTED May 22, 2014 1:34PM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS TAGS:
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The FADER’s Guide to Grilling

This weekend’s Memorial Day holiday is not just a three day vacation, it means summer is finally—finally—here. While for some it signals the return to local surf haunts or the perfect time to crack open … read more »

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The Stories of East Village Radio from the People Who Made It

Revisiting the major moments that made EVR an institution Last week, East Village Radio announced they’d be shuttering their doors and muting their dials after over ten years of service to the city. For those … read more »

POSTED May 21, 2014 5:33PM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS Comments (1) TAGS:
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Artist Xavier Cha Wants to Turn Your Internet Data into a Dance Piece

The internet is full of stuff—45 years of stuff, accumulating like dust on top of discarded DVD players—and yet the way we use it often slips into a repetitive pattern: Facebook, Twitter, email, Instagram and … read more »

POSTED May 21, 2014 1:12PM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS TAGS:
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Celebrate Biggie’s Birthday with Never-Before-Seen Photos

Never-before-scene flicks from Biggie’s first press run Today we celebrate what would’ve been the 42nd birthday of rap’s undisputed G.O.A.T, the late Notorious B.I.G. To mark the occasion, we share some never-before-scene Kodaks from the … read more »

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Lurk NYC Runs the City, One Skate Clip at a Time

For the past year, skater/videographer Nick von Werssowetz has been quietly releasing a steady stream of some of the best skate footage the city has to offer. His recent “new york times” series of b-reel … read more »

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Kim Kardashian’s Essay on Racism Reminded Us of Our New Favorite Instagram, @Intergaycial

Today, in a surprising bit of political seriousness, Kim Kardashian posted an impassioned think piece on her site discussing her new role as the mother of a biracial child. In it, she wraps the problem … read more »

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James St. James Sums up 2014 Perfectly in a Letter to Michael Alig

Yesterday, legendary club kid Michael Alig was released from prison after serving a 17-year sentence for murder, and WOW published an instantly quotable letter that James St. James wrote to bring his buddy Alig up … read more »

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What We’re Reading: Parquet Courts

Tired of reading the same recommended books from the usual sources? Just think of our weekly What We’re Reading column as your non-committal book club with FADER and some of your favorite bands and artists. … read more »

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Michael Musto on the Prevailing Influence of Club Kid Fashion

“It was a statement of individuality and sexuality and tapping into an inner fabulousness.” In 1997, Club Kid ringleader Michael Alig went to prison for the murder of Angel Melendez, his drug dealer and occasional … read more »

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