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Emilee Lindner

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“Buenos dias.” “Dias.” “Buenos dias.” “Buenos dias.” “Buenos dias.” It’s a Thursday morning, and the employees of Noamex’s warehouse in East New York hop off the Q8 bus on Wortman Avenue. They shuffle past parked tractor trailers and through the building’s unassuming front door, filing in singly to punch their time cards. They’re young, old, male, female, skinny, stout. Their uniforms are whatever they decided to wear this morning. A few women wait for their foreman in the foyer,...
There's a house in Far Rockaway that’s business in the front, party in the back—an unassuming ranch with curb appeal that's worthy of an HGTV revamp. With a stone facade, it’s nestled on a half-acre parcel of fluffy green grass on a quiet bayside street. At night, street lamps spray the asphalt with a non-offensive buzz of incandescence. On a muggy, Saturday evening in July, no one uses the front door. Matting down a path...
When Natasha Khan set out to write The Bride, Bat for Lashes’ fourth studio album, today on Parlophone, she scribbled down 12 song titles as an outline, as if she were writing a novel. The story had been swirling around in her head for a while: the bride, overwhelmingly in love with her fiancé Joe, discovers he was killed in a car crash while she’s waiting in the church. Devastated, and boiling over with...
Neko Case, kd lang and Laura Veirs are a trio that’s nothing like Destiny’s Child, but they might just need to borrow Beyonce’s mom this summer. Since the three of them are taking their joint album, case/lang/veirs on tour, and Case is tempted to sew all their costumes—Tina Knowles-style. The albums is out this Friday, 6/17 via ANTI, and they'll begin their tour a couple days later. “I was like, how about 'Survivor'-era Destiny’s Child?”...

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