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We tend to view tasting events as dining speed-dates, a chance for eateries to plead their case to potential patrons with a single, carefully-calibrated bite. Park Slope’s annual Taste of Fifth celebration provides an especially excellent opportunity to weed through one of Brooklyn’s most restaurant-blessed districts—and we definitely scored a match with the following spots. Stone Park Café Undoubtedly one of the most elegant bites of the night, Stone Park’s flash-fried wedges of potato cake—topped with...
For better or for worse, hip-hop remains an unnerving microcosm for watching the world's larger themes surrounding race and gender play out. These days, I've begun to think of it as the only form of music actually capable of changing the world. And while it feels like some of the major players were waiting in the wings this year, that only meats emerging rappers had the necessary space to claim 2015 as their launching pad. Not...
If I did this every day I’d become a different kind of woman. That’s the thought that crosses my mind at the end of my first Y7 class, as I lay drenched in sweat in a position I’ll soon learn is called Child’s Pose. I don’t “do” yoga; I’m one of those. Supermodels contorting themselves into pretzels while teachers beam on is not my idea of an uplifting workout. Watching myself sweat, chubby and...
Lil Durk and Dej Loaf are two outliers in the latest wave of the midwest's incredible crop of hip-hop talent, and they've been stoking rumors about a potential romance for a while now. Those fires get a big dose of kerosene on their latest duet, "My Beyonce" that Billboard premiered today. Frankly, I think it's wonderful to watch the way that "Beyonce" has become a stand-in, all-purpose term for beautiful, perfect woman, and "shorty...