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Because of the internet, and social media, artists have been blessed with the unprecedented power to connect with their audience directly. That power comes with a responsibility. One many artists are learning to wield. One such artist is East Flatbush's own, Adrian Daniel. Since Adrian's first album, Disillusions, came out last year, his momentum in the industry, like his following, has had steady and reliable growth. With over 1 million streams on Spotify, and coverage by The...
THE ONES YOU LEFT BEHIND ARE STILL WITH YOU When you woke up, you said you wanted to plant an orchid inside your skull just to prove you can make something grow too—a skull that works as a construction worker, a botanist planting something that lurks around old hotels and bathroom stalls but inside everyone else's skulls too. Because you know one is never enough. And you don't trust yourself enough to believe in what you see even if it is an internet sensation. I'm sorry for trying to plant...
Photos by Eian Kantor Writer Joanna C. Valente’s work beholds the body, crafting lines like music to produce surreal, cerebral work. The founding editor-in-chief of Yes, Poetry, the managing editor of Luna Luna Mag, and a Brooklyn Poets instructor, Joanna is as much an author as a teacher. We sat down at Postmark Cafe in Park Slope to chat about Joanna’s intimate poetry, love for metal, and the undeniable wonder of Coney Island. “Poetry really speaks...
PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN MIDGLEY MAKEUP MICHAEL PATTERSON HAIR TISH CELESTINE If the mark of a brilliant actor is blurring the boundary between themselves and the characters they play, the mark of an equally intelligent audience is identifying where that boundary begins and ends, so we are not lost in the performance. But because we live in a culture obsessed with the belief that the only boundaries that exist are the ones the mind creates, actors find themselves performing...

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