Archive | July, 2013
Chairman John Rhea at the PAL Play Street expansion ceremony.

PAL Play Street Expands to NYCHA

The Police Athletic League’s (PAL) Play Street program in New York is a program that allows NYC youth to play in a safe, fun, and supervised place during the summer. Closing off streets and public areas throughout the city, Play Street helps teach valuable life skills and supports kids as they grow up. And now, […]

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Harajuke Girl, Kirk Crippens

“Portraitlandia” Is Portraits of Portlanders Doing Portland Things

Ever since comedians Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein created a show that parodied the lives of Portlanders, viewers and PDX residents alike have cringed and delighted in the show’s portrayal of Portland life. Portlandia has garnered quite a following through its hilarious sketches that feature the incredibly hip, alternative and quirky Pacific Northwestern city, and the antics […]

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South Street Seaport

Cultivators of Culture: South Street Seaport

If you plan on visiting New York City, one part of town you must find time to visit is the South Street Seaport located in the borough of Manhattan. You could spend days on Pier 17 at the Seaport and would constantly find new places to explore, countless nooks and crannies to get lost in, […]

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La MaMa

Explorative Performances at La Mama

New York City is blessed with an abundance of performance artists, and spaces where they can independently showcase their craft, off of the beaten (Broadway) path. One such locale is La Mama, a galleria where actors, musicians, dancers, and other artists from all walks of life have been performing and honing their skills for decades. […]

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Girls HBO

Cultivators of Culture: Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham is unquestionably one of Hollywood’s “it” girls, with an edge. The actress, director, producer, and writer has taken the entertainment industry by storm over the last few years; her quiet entry into filmmaking amazed fans with independent movies like 2010’s Tiny Furniture, and now she’s a full-blown star with hit show Girls soon […]

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Hamptons, NY

Home away from Home in the Hamptons

What can you do if you live in New York City and are desperate to seek refuge from the city’s infamously sticky, sweltering summer heat? If you’ve got the funds or the connections, you’ll probably find yourself nestled happily in the breezy Hamptons, where New York’s elite flocks to this time of year. The Hamptons […]

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Jon Uriarte

‘Men Under the Influence:’ A Portrait Series

Spanish artist Jon Uriarte’s new portrait series, “The Men Under The Influence,” features photographs of men, under the influence of their girlfriends’ wardrobes. This provocative photo series seeks to spark a conversation about the changing roles of men and women in heterosexual relationships, using clothing as a marker for fluidity within those roles. The men […]

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Wadjda: The Film You’ve got to See, By The Director Who’s Making History

Haifaa Al Mansour has made history by becoming the first woman in Saudi Arabia to create a feature-length film. It seems almost unthinkable that in 2013 there aren’t more women making films around the world, but Al Mansour’s tenacity will perhaps open more doors for women who also long to write and direct. Haiffa Al […]

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They Walk the Walk: The Hoofprints Walk of Fame

The United States is, if nothing else, a country that values individuality. It’s a vast turnaround from places like Russia, where being a in line with the community is far more important, and where too much expression of individuality is often looked upon with a scathing eye. But here, we love honoring individuals for their […]

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poetic woman

Slice Magazine: For the Old and the New

For emerging authors and writers, getting published is of paramount importance. Unfortunately, that’s often easier said than done. For established writers, it’s important to be published by respectable sources. Even if you have a book under your wing, that can still be difficult. Slice Magazine provides an answer to both dilemmas: it’s a twice-yearly non-profit […]

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