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May 2, 2024 Freddy Alva

CAINE ONE tribute by LADY PINK The life and death of Woodside writer Edward Growalski, more famously known as CAINE ONE, has captured the imagination of several generations of graffiti writers, be it from Queens or parts afar. His untimely passing in 1982, right at the cusp of mainstream acclaim and entry into the legitimate […]

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April 19, 2024 Miss Rosen

Growing up in Yorkville during the early aughts, photographer Wes Knoll was crushingly bored by the homogenous scene on midtown Manhattan’s eastern shore. But once in high school, the world finally began to crack open. “I could have never imagined whether it just be like being able to hop on a train and be what […]

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January 19, 2024 Miss Rosen

Back in the days, the compliment card occupied a rarefied space, one of status and style with just the right touch of intimacy between new acquaintances. A throwback to the Victorian era on both sides of the pond, the posh flocked to local print shops to create their own customized look. The fashion caught on […]

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December 21, 2023 Miss Rosen

Dancehall: The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture cover With the arrival of the Windrush Generation in the decades following World War II, the style and sound of Jamaica made an indelible impact on generations to come. As the diaspora took root in London, Toronto, and Brooklyn, an international network was forged, bringing the music of […]

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November 17, 2023 Miss Rosen

Cast from Da 5 Bloods (Spike Lee, 2020, 154 min.). (Photo: © David C. Lee) Spike Lee is our generation’s Martin Scorsese, making films about New York stories that have largely gone untold in Hollywood. From Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X to 4 Little Girls and Da 5 Bloods, Lee’s gift for filmmaking […]

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September 29, 2023 Miss Rosen

📷: © Guzman As the 1960s came to a close, the empire struck back crushing the radical movements of the counterculture. Using both legal and illegal means, the United States government systematically dismantled those on the frontlines of the fight for human rights by infiltrating organizations, jailing revolutionaries, assassinating leaders, and denying basic public services […]

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May 8, 2023 Ron Kuby

“A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. Likewise a Levite, when he arrived […]

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December 8, 2022 Bucky Turco

Exactly one week ago, a teenager riding on top of a NYC subway car died after falling off and coming into contact with the third rail. According to news reports, he was pronounced dead on the scene. His name was Ka’Von Wooden and the 15-year-old was reportedly “subway surfing” a Brooklyn-bound J train as it […]

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September 15, 2022 Chris FREEDOM Pape

Graffiti made its entrée into the art world in 1972, when the United Graffiti Artists held their first group show, “Floor To Ceiling,” at City College. A year later, UGA made more history, with the first ever exhibition of their work at an established art space—the Razor Gallery in Soho. For the next twenty years, […]

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September 14, 2022 Bucky Turco

Alien Cake strain from Aurora Drift 📷: Craig Barker Cannabis Close-ups: a series celebrating the people doing some of the most important photojournalism there is… documenting cannabis. Craig Barker is a 34-year-old photographer from the UK who lives in Whistler, British Columbia and has a dream life: he’s making a career out of shooting eye-popping […]

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