“If you ever find Heaven, take care of it” : Wisdom From People on Drugs   In a PSA style series, we look at some amazing, profound and/or terryfying expeirences people have had with drugs from the site Erowid.org Read below to find out how amazing taking acid and doing whippets at the same time is and how it can backfire. I have quite probably taken more Nitrous (at least in Whippit form) than anyone else alive. So I feel compelled to share with all of you – my experience. Excessive Nirous Oxide abuse can cause permanent irreversible brain damage. I am Patient Zero, so please, everyone, read this all the way. If I had been fortunate enough to read what I am about to write, 30 years ago, my life would be very, very different. I could just post the facts, but if you will walk with me through my…Continue Reading
A New citizen-run data base tracks the actual number of deaths at the hands of police officers. While it is hard to get an accurate reading on how many people the police actually kill, there is a citizen run database website called KilledByPolice.net. According to to reports submitted by the police to the FBI statistics there were 461 people killed by cops. While, its a huge number it doesn’t tell the whole story. These numbers are given voluntarily to the FBI by participating police departments. Eric Garner, who was choked to death on suspicion of selling loose cigarettes this year, for example wouldn’t count, because New York does not participate in the program. The Police Have Killed More People in the Last 3 Years Than The 9/11 Terrorists Despite the fact that the police have killed more people than 9/11 terrorists in the last 3 years, the outrage and disappointment…Continue Reading
Rami, Jake and Dhruv are set to open a new space sometime in Fall of 2016. The venue is right off of the Jefferson L train at 599 Johnson Avenue in the Bushwick neighborhood in Brooklyn. The venue owners who also run Popgun booking stated that they began the search in 2013 and spent a year and half before finding the right spot. “Elsewhere will be comprised of five main spaces. The largest, a 5,000 square-foot performance hall, will offer live and dance music, and serve as a space for multi-disciplinary events. A smaller, 1,200 square-foot performance space, will showcase emerging artists. The 5,000 square-foot rooftop will offer a full bar, and will host parties, film nights, open-air art installations and more. Inside, the Loft Bar will open during the afternoons and continue past the evening’s events, functioning as a hub for the community to engage with the space beyond…Continue Reading
Mandy Lee of MisterWives
The best part of NYC’s Governor’s Ball isn’t the music, the food, or all the activities; it’s the people. Upon entering the gates, Gov Ball volunteers greet festival goers with smiles, high fives and excitement, setting the tone for a great weekend of fun. We kicked the day off with the beautiful harmonies and dance beats of Meg Mac. Followed by crowd favorite, Bully. Singer and guitarist Alicia Bognann screamed, wailed, thrashed, and hid behind a curtain of blonde hair. During a chat with the band they confessed that if they only had twenty four hours in NYC they would spend most of it eating NYC’s best food. “Pizza, bagels, and dumplings” squealed Bognann. After their set, we did just that, and purused the over 50 food options, all native to NYC. Gov Ball supports local business and is for foodies and the hungry alike. It wouldn’t feel right skipping…Continue Reading
How do NYC fashionistas cope with hot summer days, chilly evenings and even torrential downpours? With style, comfort, and an IDGAF attitude. Festival goers traded in their flower crowns (finally!) for chokers and collars. Florals, prints, and bright colors added a chic flair to the typically tough, all black NYC look. Although, there was still an abundance of denim, black, and leather. This is NYC after all. This summer, lace and fringe were upgraded to ruffles and pleats. Modesty and practicality beat out the classic booty shorts and bikini look seen at Coachella. The teen scene didn’t quite get this memo. Flash tats, pastel hair and french braids were everywhere. Sundresses, sandals and scarves were abundant. Well done NYC, you looked great, and you even managed to pack your ponchos. A note to other festival goers: keep it simple, keep it chic, and always wear waterproof makeup. Scroll down for…Continue Reading
Magnum is possibly the world’s most famous photography agency. Their desire for excellence is demonstrated in their membership application process. Out of the hundreds of photographers between one and four have been selected per year for the last five years. Once selected you have another chance two years down the road to present another portfolio to apply for ‘Associate Membership’. It is voted upon by the members who also own the agency. When chosen you then two years later apply for ‘Full Membership’ in front of the board again. If you pass this level, you are in for life. They are having a print sale right now of some of their top photographers work. Here are just a few of the signed prints available from now until June 10th in the Decisive Moments. Bruno Barbey | Purchase Here Carolyn Drake | Purchase Here Stuart Franklin | Purchase Here David Alan…Continue Reading
Norman Music Festival 2016-36
On top of the amazing acts put together for a free music festival in downtown Norman, OK, with our friends at Stash we put together a lineup to be proud of for the Dojo after party stage. Photos below by Kerry Myers