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Bushwick-based studio Critter  & Guitari makes synthesizers that look more like toys or minimalist sculptures than serious equipment. It’s what you’d expect from company founders Chris Kucinski and Owen Osborn, college friends and musicians who used to design interactive sculptures for art exhibits. “Around 2010, we thought, what if these things actually did something besides being cool to look at?” Kucinski says. In neon pinks, greens, and yellows, their synths stand out in a...
  It might be something of an exaggeration to call one the loneliest number, but it certainly feels like the least respected—particularly where the home cook is concerned. Rare, after all, is the recipe that dispenses measurements suited to serve any less than four people, as if a table is not complete unless it’s also completely full. But for most of us, not every meal is a feast—many are quiet, solitary affairs. And, truth be...
  So many great books come out in the fall, a literary Oscars season for the titles publishers hope will make it onto year-end Best Of lists and into wrapping paper. It’s a wonderfully crowded field these next few months with new books coming out from Denis Johnson, Colm McCann, Sloane Crosley, Mindy Kaling, Marilynne Robinson, Edward St. Aubyn, and Joyce Carol Oates (though at her rate of productivity her name should just be assumed). Here are the 14 books by...
  “Get out of my way or I’m going to shove!” Donita Sparks once threatened, demanding opportunities for which many women in the music industry are still impatiently waiting, a quarter-century later. And since the music industry stubbornly refuses to evolve, there’s no better time than now for Sparks’s 90s band, L7, to come together for a reunion tour that includes a headlining gig at Brooklyn’s Warsaw this week; Babes in Toyland, their contemporaries in minor...

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