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As a shopper these days, I’m very picky. My priorities when it comes to purchasing clothing has matured as I have since I was 17 for a number of reasons. At 17, I got my first job working at one of the biggest, most popular, and frankly ethically problematic clothing companies out there. I saw the in’s and out’s of an ugly operation and looking back, I’m disgusted with myself for having participated in...
PHOTOGRAPHY Shan Wallace Representation is something that doesn’t really seem that important, until you don’t have it. Many young black kids grow up gifted at something, but it never occurs to them, or even their parents, what exactly those gifts are simply because they’ve never seen or heard of a person that looks like them use it. But, there are some people who find their way in spite of. One of those people is 30-year-old illustrator,...
Everyone celebrates April 20th in their own way. Joints, bongs, edibles: take your pick (or don't at all, we won't judge!). No matter your fancy, while weed is decriminalized in NYC, it's still not always the most straightforward to get your hands on. In honor of the 4/20 holiday, we're sharing a personal essay from one of our community members.     Sitting in a bar in Park Slope the first week I moved here, I was...
PHOTOGRAPHY DP Jolly STYLIST Brandon Davis SUBJECT Darnell L. Moore AGE 42 OCCUPATION Editor-at-Large at CASSIUS, Writer NEIGHBORHOOD Bed-Stuy What do you say to someone who's fly without fail, every time you see them? Whose off-days, when they've just "thrown something together," makes you reconsider what an on-day looks like? And who always looks as if they're going somewhere even when they're not? When seeing writer Darnell L. Moore swag down Lewis Avenue, I've considered asking him, with Kanye-esque audacity, "How?!"...

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