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The Weekender: June 26

Weekenders! June is almost over, which means retrograde is almost over, which means I’m about to breathe one massive sigh of relief. It’s been a whirlybird kind of month… full of stops and starts, acceleration and deceleration, lots of imposing forces of physics. Do you know what I mean?...

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The Weekender: June 18

Weekenders, it’s that time of year! Can you say sun-inclinating semi-axis planetary tilt? Okay, maybe that’s a bit of a tall order, but come on, it’s the summer solstice! Such occasion calls for some real appreciation of the solar system, because this Saturday marks the offish kick-off of to...

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The Weekender: May 15th

So, you ask, what’s good? A Massive Party  Talk about riding the leading edge! This Saturday, downtown legends Melissa Burns and Oscar Sanchez present the first of what appears to be a possibly weekly, maybe monthly, perchance bi-monthly event. It’s all so sudden, so new, so refreshing! The night...

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The Underground: Kat Irlin’s Guide to NYC

Photographer Kat Irlin possess the sort of soft, feminine eye capable of singlehandedly transforming a city made of concrete and steel. Through her lens, Irlin documents life in New York with her signature perspective, frame by frame. It’s the type of perspective that connects so well with so many...

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NYC’s Ultimate Summer Sail

If UB40’s “Red Red Wine” playing on the speakers overhead doesn’t get you in the summer spirit, we don’t know what will. Manhattan by Sail’s Clipper City cruise is an excellent way to see the city from an alternative perspective. One can only fully soak in the absurd grandeur...

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The Underground: Kalen Hollomon’s Guide To People Watching

Using a combination of collage, photography, and a little bit of Photoshop, Hollomon creates mixed media images rife with a wicked sense of humor, tongue always planted firmly in cheek. Despite its irreverence, the goal goes deeper. “I am always concerned with what lies beneath the surface. I hope...

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Block Party: Orchard Street, Manhattan

Hey, the more you know. In the early 19th century, trees were traded in for tenements, where a host of hardships awaited hundreds of thousands of immigrants over the next hundred some-odd years. That is, of course, until gentrification eventually crept in around the early aughts and slammed into...

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Queen of the Night: Let’s Get Personal

For the timid (or, I suppose, for the happily not-so-timid) cocktails greet you as you enter the dark, wallpapered stairway of the recently resurrected Diamond Horseshoe nightclub, once a glittering, feather-covered spectacle for Times Square showgirls in the ‘40s. After it closed in 1951, it briefly reopened, serving as...

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Block Party: Downtown LA’s Arts District

For too long, the eastern-most, industrial side of Downtown was dubbed “up-and-coming,” but these days as new restaurants and shops pop up faster than the cylinders on a vintage cafe racer, the neighborhood appears to have finally reached critical mass. While million dollar lofts and rumors brewing of ultra-exclusive...

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The Weekender: May 9th

So, you ask, what’s good? MoMA PS1’s Night at the Museum The biannual MoMA PS1’s Night At The Museum is always a garrulous affair, where those riding the leading edge of contemporary art, performance and more mingle and peruse the gallery’s many exciting exhibitions. This year’s event offers a...

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