Arts and Culture

22 May 2017

When a Pro-Trump Rally Happens in a Small Liberal Town

By Rebecca Rush  If you have never been to a Trump protest with both sides rallying, I can sum the whole thing up for you in five words: Facebook comments come to life.  If you’d like to know more, read on. New London is a magical place on the shoreline of

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15 May 2017

Guerilla Bingo: the Art of Competitive People Watching

By: Hannah Harkness  Bingo is a game associated with senior citizens looking to pass time, a rainy day activity at summer camp, a cop out substitute teacher lesson plan or just another fun way to slake your gambling addiction. I don’t gamble, and I don’t have the patience to sit

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09 May 2017

The Best NYC Music Festivals of 2017

By: Jonas Barnes Summer in NYC is a magical time. The clouds part, the locals wipe the sleep out of their eyes and the city comes alive in a way that you don’t get to see any other time of the year. The sun-drenched beaches fill with hard bodies, bikini-clad

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21 Apr 2017

Tinder Abroad: Online Dating “Digital Nomads”

By: Rebecca Rush The American imagination has a stereotype of sailors tattooed onto it. Vagabonds with a girl in every port, protecting our nation as they seduce the locals. There’s a new kind of “sailor” afoot, and while they might not be employed by any government, their modus operandi is the

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19 Apr 2017

5 Times Ralph Fiennes Has Been Problematically Hot

Film is an artistic medium that attempts to broach all aspects of the human condition. Sometimes (even frequently) it presents characters that are, to put it mildly, problematic AF. Often, the actors playing those characters are, to put it mildly, are also hot AF. This is usually the case when

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17 Apr 2017

Books from Banned Countries Part 4: Somalia

This is part of our Books from Banned Countries series. You can see them all here. You may think you know nothing about Somali literature, but you’re mistaken. Okay, perhaps you’re right and you can’t name a single Somali author. But unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere way, way

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07 Apr 2017

Artist You Need To Know: Sam & Bill are Bad MotherFolkers

This week I was lucky enough to sit down with the up and coming NYC comedic music duo Sam & Bill. With their flawless blend of seemingly benign folk music, comedic lyrics, and fearless attitude, they are quickly becoming a local favorite in Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs. The duo, composed

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