MEET IYABO: THE SINGER WHO RAPS WHEN SHE FEELS LIKE IT
Need new music for your morning commute? Meet Iyabo, an up-and-coming singer whose sultry sound blends soul, rap, and alternative RnB. This former church choir singer lives and works in New York, and she recently dropped her first music video for “OLUMO ROCK.” Iyabo’s music explores her experience as a
4 Years Into Comedy, Amber Rollo has Already Confronted Weinstein & Written an Album
by Jonas Barnes Recently, I sat down with my friend and fellow comedian Amber Rollo to talk about her upcoming album recording, her week of headline performances at The Creek and The Cave, and what it’s like to be known for telling Harvey Weinstein to go fuck himself straight to
NEW YORK’S TOP ART EVENTS IN JANUARY
Did you promise that you would become a more creative and culturally-aware person in 2020? Check out these events happening around New York (and one event in New Jersey!) to learn more about famous artists, cool artmaking techniques, and for opportunities to advance your own career! Don’t let the cold
Pick + Pay Comics in Real Time at NYC’s “Capitalism” Show
by Jonas Barnes This Wednesday, January 8th, there’s a new show hitting NYC. In the Big Apple, there’s no shortage of live entertainment choices on any given night, so you’ve got to be asking me… what’s so special about THIS show? What makes me want to write an article about
Finding Mental Health Care Drives New Yorkers Insane
by Hannah Harkness A year after moving to NYC, I tweeted out “I have an NYC therapist and a Philly therapist because only a Philly therapist understands what 30 years of living in Philadelphia does to your mind.” Like a lot of jokes on my Twitter feed, this was less
NY Follows SF & Bans Cat Declawing!
New York became the first US State to completely ban cat declawing, finally, following cities like San Francisco and West Hollywood who have had citywide bans on the practice since 2009. Never the less, this is a positive step in the direction of animal rights. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed
Highlights from “What The Fest!?” NYC Film Festival and Events.
Hello from NYC, BAS readers! Last week I had the pleasure of checking out one of the best film festivals around for its second year. “What The Fest!?” took place at the IFC Center in Manhattans West Village neighborhood for 4 fantastic days filled with horror, indie and documentary films