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I moved to the Northwest to go to college in 1989. I was a musical rando--I loved Go-Go and R&B, Bob Marley and REM. I had tapes with Rites of Spring and The Replacements. but I didn't really collect records yet other than The Cure and New Order. When I arrived in the dorms at the University of Oregon, I met the zeitgeist that would change my life: Allison Wolfe. https://open.spotify.com/track/4yzGjYzVh8jTuxewHaVRGv Allison was from Olympia, Washington...
Last Saturday night the LGBTQ community suffered a tragic loss of 50 people during a targeted shooting at Pulse, a nightclub in downtown Orlando that once served as a safe space. The loss reverberated--and is still reverberating worldwide, through queer communities everywhere, connected through the intricate web of the internet. On Sunday, just one day after the shooting in Orlando, Olympia-based band G.L.O.S.S. released a quick yet commanding EP titled Trans Day of Revenge....
Illustration by Sarah Lutkenhaus Every alcohol produces a unique sort of drunk: gin leaves us stumblebums, whiskey is punchy, and beer makes us dumb. But wine—wine! A glass of velvety red in this unforgiving winter weather makes us smart and charming, and holding a glass delicately by its stem makes us appear more attractive. In short, there's no intoxicator more romantic than wine—so, what if there were a way to walk through Brooklyn's most picturesque...

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