Jesse McGrath

12 Dec 2017

A Eulogy for Brainwash Cafe

It must have been 2009 that I first braved the line at The Brainwash. I remember it was cold, and I remember going with my friend from college who had never been to an open mic. I had been to mics before, but this one felt different. There was a

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23 Oct 2017

A Love Letter to Zachary’s Pizza

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE! I moved to New York a little over a year ago, and I can tell you that since moving here I have learned a lot of things about myself and about the

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27 Sep 2017

Finding the Perfect Dad Restaurant

My dad, by all accounts, is a great dad. He knows how to work on cars, loves war documentaries, and has perfectly corny dad jokes (I recently told him I saw a Bald Eagle in the wild and he told me, without missing a beat, to ask if its head

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19 Sep 2017

A Premature Farewell to Virgin’s Safety Video

Alaska Airlines purchased Virgin America Airlines last year and has recently begun phasing out Virgin’s signature branding. According to CNN, the purple mood lighting, trendy uniforms, and edgy branding will soon be a thing of the past, and it’s only a matter of time before we have to say farewell

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10 Aug 2017

The Dangerous Myth of the Super Teacher

With the 2017-18 school year rapidly approaching *reaches forlornly towards the final weeks of summer as a single tear slides down my cheek*, a grotesque fall tradition will soon be upon us: the inevitable fetishization of Super Teachers. Created by Hollywood and sustained by the internet, the Super Teacher has

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24 Jul 2017

An Incomplete Rating of A New York City Summer

This is exactly what the title says it is. Regardless of your own personal preferences, most people have a strong opinion one way or another about New York City during the summer. Some people love it, while others can’t wait to get the hell out. This is an incomplete assessment

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12 Jul 2017

I’m Willing to Endure Hell on Earth for a Dozen Krispy Kreme Donuts

My father once told me that there is no reward without risk. There is no glory in playing it safe; champions are the product of being willing to put it all on the line. I didn’t completely understand what this meant until I found out that this Friday, July 14th,

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