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As the features editor for VICE’s dance-music vertical, THUMP, and one of the programmers at the Lot Radio, Lhooq is a powerful as well as empowering voice for women in Brooklyn’s thriving electronic music scene—and beyond. How long have you been at THUMP? Why did you want to join the team? Since a little before we launched in April 2013. I’d been writing for VICE already, and one of my editors was like, “Hey Michelle, you...
Everyone knows the best way to make a great thing superb is to add alcohol. Kudos to Eric Thurm for seizing upon the adaptable form of the TED Talk and getting the speakers sloshed before they embark on lectures about love, technology, culture and more. Thurm invented his own lecture series and enlisted some of the brightest minds in the borough to bestow their wisdom on us, all while promoting Brooklyn’s other favorite pastime:...
As a Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute, Mychal Denzel Smith has become a crucial voice writing about politics, social justice and pop culture through the lens of black male identity. His highly-anticipated, forthcoming book Invisible Man: Got The Whole World Watching (Nation Books, 6/14) grapples with what it has meant for Smith, personally, to come of age as a black man during the presidency of Barack Obama. When did you realize you first wanted...

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