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Southern Idaho might seem like an odd place for something like the Treefort Music Fest, which just concluded its sixth year, to thrive. The state capital, Boise, is the 99th largest city in America and is an oasis of liberal sentiment in Idaho, sorta: Clinton lost to Trump 39% to 47% in Ada County, of which Boise is the county seat—a smaller margin than almost anywhere else in the state. The heart of Lincoln’s...
Important thinking happens on a drive. Living in Brooklyn, time spent bounding down long empty roads with nothing but music to keep you company is not only a rare occurrence, it’s an impossible one. Seeking a moment of silent reprieve from post-Trump daily life, I went to find it on the road. I have long been an activist, so critically following daily political happenings and their social counterparts is not an uncommon activity for me,...
Our July/August print issue is the Travel issue, and so for the sake of "work" I found myself in Nashville to report on the city's music scene. Well, ostensibly it was for work; really, spending some time in Nashville has been a dream of mine for years. The chance to spend almost a full week exploring all the city had to offer--not just in the way of music, but also in food, fashion, culture...
It’s summer, which means warm weather, more free time, and endless options for things to do. But doing stuff is, uh, expensive! One could easily blow a whole paycheck on a fun summer weekend, but that doesn’t mean you have to!  We know Groupon is no secret, but we took some time to go through all the deals of the moment and found 15 of the best—from great food to essential Brooklyn experiences to...

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