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Susanna Friedman

Susanna is the Style Editor at Brooklyn Magazine. She was born and raised in Brooklyn and thinks it's just about the greatest city in the world. When she's not at Brooklyn Mag, you can find her thrifting for clothing or at a concert, probably somewhere in Bushwick.
PHOTOGRAPHY LaQuann Dawson NAME M.L. Thompson AGE 24 OCCUPATION Poet, Editor, and Graduate Student at The New School NEIGHBORHOOD: Bushwick M.L. Thompson’s Instagram handle is @dreamyuncle, and that is a pretty accurate description of his style. “I sort of have an old man aesthetic,” M.L. told me as we sat across the coffee table at our photographer’s (and M.L’s boyfriend’s), apartment and studio. Look at his outfits and you can see for yourself: M.L. artfully mixes old man essentials like corduroys, caged sandals,...
PHOTOGRAPHY: Zach Gross  It was 2009 when Kurt Vile played Northside Festival in not one, but two shows—marking the end of his tenure in The War on Drugs and the start of his solo career. Several years later, in 2014, Courtney Barnett played Northside, too. Now, in 2017, the two have joined forces and left Brooklyn. I followed suit.   On October 13, Vile and Barnett released the album Lotta Sea Lice, a generally lauded collection...