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In third grade, Anayka Pomare began doing morning announcements on her school’s PA system. Then, the school bought a camera; Pomare became an on-air personality, too. In middle school, she signed up for a media program and kept doing the morning news routine. Pomare's career was already decided: broadcast journalism was her future. As an undergraduate, Pomare went to Howard University in Washington DC. One of her journalism professors had attended Columbia. “She talked about it every day....
As a professor at NYU’s Gallatin School, a prominent critical voice in The New Yorker and Pitchfork, and the author of a book about rare records, Do Not Sell At Any Price, Amanda Petrusich is a towering force of grace and encouragement in New York music and criticism circles. Between mentoring emerging voices and writing with discernment about music’s most important figures, Petrusich is helping shape Brooklyn culture from the ground up. When did you...
Kweighbaye Kotee has a life that could rightly be described as cinematic: Born in Monrovia, Liberia, and only a child when members of her father's ethnic group began to be persecuted by the government, Kotee's family was granted political asylum by the United States and quickly uprooted to New Jersey shortly before the First Liberian Civil War broke out. Kotee was raised in Newark and went to the prestigious Blair Academy on a scholarship before attending New York University while...
Little Sur is the latest little Brooklyn band to be getting a whole lot of buzz. Even though they've only recently released their debut album, Modern Studies of Ancient Times, they've already landed a song on the fan-favorite sitcom How I Met Your Mother (!!) and received more than their fair share of accolades for their stripped down brand of emotionally resonant folk music. Today, we're especially excited to premiere the music video for "Ache," a...

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