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We can all collectively rejoice and take a deep breath, because one of the best weekends of the year, objectively, has finally arrived in its 2017 form. It's a weekend sure to be filled with hard chilling, whether that be at parties, with friends, outside, inside, or all of the above. It marks the start of summer, and also one of a few days a year to fully commit to celebrating this country that we...
The first house party I remember throwing in New York was before I even had a proper apartment. Sometime circa 2006, in the Barnard College dorms on 116th street, my suite roommates and I banded together to throw a Halloween rager with the open-to-interpretation theme of “historical bitches.” Cleopatra, Eve, and Schrodinger’s Cat were all in attendance. A girl dressed in a facsimile of Bjork’s swan dress puked in the common room. I remember it...
A New Year's Eve party is usually a gathering of people wearing sequins and looking at each other, hoping the current company will somehow manifest into an unattainably good time. Noisemakers and streamers and sparkly hats that dandruff gold onto our festive garments falsely promise the sort of capital-F fun that inspires exclamation points and epic, high-engagement Instagram posts. But what we are often left with is paltry lower case-f fun and a blindingly hungover January 1st. The...
On a warm early September day, Dr. Maz sits and watches his son Julian play at the William Sheridan Playground in Williamsburg. Maz's friend Kevin Wolfe joins Julian on the jungle gym; they run and play together while Millie Sensat, also a friend, sits and looks on from the benches. Even as Maz and Millie converse, her eyes are ever watchful of Julian, making sure he doesn’t do anything too quick and hurt himself. Anyone walking by, seeing...