Exactly two months after the release of Melodrama, Lorde’s gone back to the studio to reimagine six of the album’s songs. The VEVO session, held at Electric Lady Studios in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, let Lorde and Jack Antonoff “take the songs out of this little comfortable house that go to every day” in favor of exploring their roots. Melodrama Reimagined at Electric Lady (Vevo x Lorde) (Originals) by
Maggie Rogers: Two Nights Only — The New York-based singer-songwriter burst into the cultural consciousness with her ethereal synth-folk single, “Alaska,” after astonishing Pharrell Williams with it during an NYU master class. When a clip of this moment—one featuring creative intimacy between a promising newcomer and a visibly moved, venerable icon of the industry—was posted online, it quickly went viral, garnering hundreds of thousands of views. While her roots are in folk music, Rogers’...
While beach eats have improved exponentially in recent years, so too have the offerings at the city’s numerous high-end hotel pools, which offer an opportunity to see and be seen in your skimpiest suit, multiple stories above the city. So if you’re tired of sunbathing in the sand with the hoi polloi at Coney Island, stretch out on a chaise surrounded by skyline, with a Moscow Mule and lobster roll instead. The William Vale: Andrew...
Passing by New York Koshery in Bay Ridge, positioned along 86th Street’s primary commercial corridor, you wouldn’t be the first to assume that it specializes in fare conforming to the stringent regulations of kashrut. Because while koshery (also spelled koshari) is commonly heralded as the national dish of Egypt, it’s yet to become widely disseminated throughout NYC, even in a neighborhood that houses Brooklyn’s most robust Arab American community. Literally borne of the melting pot that...
A lot of things stand out about summer in New York City, but one of them, certainly, is the weather. It can be brutal at times, sure—the hair-melting heat can be a bit much for this writer to handle—but when it’s on, it’s really on. And when the weather is on, and a beautiful day evolves into a nice, crisp evening, there isn’t much better than going to an outdoor movie screening among friends,...
For most of us, online personas offer reductive or escapist avatars of our mundane selves. But the best employ the rigid strictures of platforms—140-character ceilings, 1:1 aspect ratios, the remoteness of handheld screens—to convey mindfulness that isn’t cleanly expressed in speech. Darcie Wilder speaks with a precise, measured calm, such that during our interview I momentarily dismissed the fearless, almost unhinged candor of her online voice—the same online voice which has amassed a Twitter...