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Angel Nafis is, like many of her generation, a multi-hyphenate, someone who can’t be described with even a handful of words. Her work, likewise, is also too multifaceted to easily describe. Her poems have been published in Poetry Magazine, The Rumpus, and in her own collection, BlackGirl Mansion. What makes them so powerful is her ability to take pieces of expansive ideas and flip them around in her own succinct words. She tackles the...
Photos by Amanda Friedman There’s a certain thrill that comes from being in close proximity to a celebrity. Depending on their level of fame—and perhaps your emotional attachment to the famous person in question—you may find your heart fluttering, your stomach weighing you down, your mouth drying up as you make a supreme effort to say something interesting, something memorable. New Yorkers like to think we’re above all of this hero worship. Celebrities are all...
Adam Goldman We’re in the middle of what one might call a Webseries Boom, and the current wave of enterprising filmmakers bypassing the gatekeepers of traditional media owe a debt to Adam Goldman, who raised the bar with The Outs in 2012. Directed by and starring Goldman, who wrote the series with co-star Sasha Winters, The Outs depicts the excruciating horrors of love and lust in modern-day Brooklyn (and managed to do so before Lena...
Gary Richardson “Alt-comic” is an overused, empty phrase at this point, signifying only that the person whom it describes doesn’t fit within the usual parameters of easily classifiable comedy (or, basically, someone who doesn’t do standard stand-up). Gary Richardson, by all technicalities, is what you’d call an alt-comic. He’s not a stand-up, per se, although you can certainly see him doing solo work in Brooklyn. His best work, however, is performing improv—which, naturally, is a...

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