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When the first season of Master of None debuted on Netflix back in the fall of 2015, Aziz Ansari was already a star for one of the decade's most beloved sitcoms, a New York Times bestselling author, and one of the most adored stand-up comedians alive. Yet, somehow, Master of None still caught viewers and critics alike by surprise. A nuanced, measured look at young life in New York City, Master of None took on a different key overarching subject with each of...
Ben Greenberg and Michael Berdan have slashed out a unique space in New York music. Their second full-length album, entitled Wake in Fright, is a pummeling collection of metal riffs, industrial textures, and brutal vocals. Greenberg says the album, “is our response to and our reflection of the overwhelming violence, chaos, hate, and destruction that confronts us.” The album was released January 20, 2017 on Sacred Bones, and feels all too appropriate right now....
Across the top of BOMB’s spring 2016 issue runs the text “35 Years! 35 Years! 35 Years! 35 Years! 35 Years! 35 Years! 35 Years! 35 Years! 35 Years!” The cover depicts a blond woman holding a red Solo cup and a straw, crouched over and mouth agape. She looks like she is about scream. BOMB magazine—founded 35 years ago by artists Betsy Sussler (who remains as publisher and editor-in-chief), Glenn O’Brien, Michael McClard, Mark...
After I finished Helen Oyeyemi's wonderful 2011 novel Mr. Fox, I felt like I'd been walloped. Here was a writer who'd just turned everything I knew about the novel inside out and made it unrecognizable, new, breathtaking—and she was one year older than me. It's the kind of detail that might make a competitive person crazy. Truth is, Oyeyemi is so far ahead of everyone else writing today, you'd exhaust yourself trying to keep...