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With new digital outlets consistently finding elbowroom, and legacy publications still trying to saturate the attention economy with fresh stories every hour, our current journalism landscape is highly amenable to freelancers. However, most writers still grapple with the dual senses of isolation and opaqueness, especially without an office space or 9-5 stability. Part-coworking space, part-creative collective, Brooklyn’s Study Hall is aiming to create a sense of stability and community in the borough and beyond. Founded in...
Any question about what role Brooklyn Steel would fill in the borough’s music scene was eradicated once and for all when the venue announced their slate of opening shows. The new venue from East Coast concert promoting monolith The Bowery Presents will start its run with a five show LCD Soundsystem residency taking place from April 6th to April 11th, a fittingly unprecedented event for a concert hall seeking to add a totally new dimension...
Bed-Stuy rapper Siya has no interest in dancing around any topics, so when I begin falling backward into a question about how the Trump administration’s attacks on the LGBTQ community have impacted her as an openly gay artist, she cuts through my word salad with clinical precision. “I’m not a fan of Trump, never will be. I think we’re stuck in the middle of his reality show and we as the audience are getting fucked...
It’s nearly impossible not to learn something while listening to Oddisee’s latest mixtape, Alwasta. Whether it’s a lesson about the black American experience on “Asked About You,” or the effects of Islamophobia on “Lifting Shadows,” the rapper-producer (born Amir Mohamed el Khalifa) is not afraid of exploring weighty themes. But unlike many conscious MCs, Oddisee has no interest in telling you how to think; that’s your job. “I do think artists designate their style of writing...

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