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10.01.13 Andy Cush

“Genesis Deflowered,” by Matthew Stillman, depicts the characters of the Bible’s Book of Genesis engaging in–eek! –sex acts, while remaining faithful to the book’s stories and respecting “classic text in form and structure,” according to HuffPo. For daring to imagine a story about populating the Earth with people might involve a little actual fucking, he received a little […]

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03.28.13 Andy Cush

Harlem’s Chipped Cup coffee house proudly displayed the above sandwich board yesterday, signaling their support for marriage equality in the face of the Supreme Court’s hearings on DOMA this week (just like Willie Nelson did).When they posted a photo of the sign to Facebook, one former patron got all upset, telling the cafe’s owners to […]

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03.18.13 Andy Cush

Following the (possibly temporary) demise of the much-loved/hated Fung Wah bus line, regular New York-Boston commuters have been left with a void in their transportation options. Entrepreneur Joel Azumah hopes to change that with his Interstate Bus company, on which he hopes to send four coaches a day to Beantown at $20 each way, but with […]

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02.20.13 Samer Kalaf

It’s only natural that in this stage of the progression of the Harlem Shake meme, someone would go to Harlem and find out what its residents thought of the ersatz Harlem Shake. Surprise! They think it’s stupid and weird, because when you put your name on something and that something looks like “humping,” as one […]

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10.10.12 Andy Cush

A video report in the Global Mail examines the effects a changing Harlem have had on the neighborhood’s longtime residents. Reporters speak to two Harlemites, community worker Sarah Martin and Harlem Arts Alliance member Voza Rivers, each of whom offers a unique perspective on the neighborhood’s increasing rents and influx of white residents: Martin believes […]

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09.12.12 Andy Cush

Imagine waking up one morning to find your brand-new car burned to the ground, for no apparent reason. That’s what happened to Harlem residents Oral and Sharise Budhai-Walker, whose white Range Rover was set on fire alongside some nine other automobiles in a seemingly random spree early Tuesday morning. “It’s a total shock,” Sharise Budhai […]

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08.15.12 Marina Galperina

As the world waits for the verdict of the Pussy Riot trial this Friday, ANIMAL actively was on site at a tribute action in Harlem yesterday evening. With the slogans of “Burn, You Putrid Cocks of Corrupt Patriarchy!” and “They Stink! They Stink!,” artists Boryana Rossa and Angela Washko, as well as yours truly, roasted phallic sausage, […]

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07.23.12 Joshua Rivera

“It’s unfortunate that Franco’s known throughout the world, and people see him in Harlem and it’s kind of taken for granted,” retired police officer Dana Harper says of the man who’s work adorns the street he used to patrol–125th Street in Harlem–the canvas of one Franco Gaskin, or The Great Franco, as he would come […]

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07.10.12 Joshua Rivera

On Monday and Wednesday evenings in East Harlem the sounds inside of St. Paul’s School on E. 118th St are pretty much the same as those during a regular school day: the dragging of chairs on linoleum, the chatter and laughter of children, bags dropped on floors and pushed to the side. The difference is […]

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06.26.12 Joseph Schulhoff

A$AP ROCKY: A$VP for Channel4 is the name of A$AP Rocky’s new short doc directed by Luke + Barber. The 15-minute film, which will air in the UK and on ANIMAL in August, thrusts viewers into the trill and hazy world of Rocky and the rest of the A$AP crew. Jam-packed with weed, concert footage […]

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