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PHOTOGRAPHY Aubrey Wipfli When Adrian Daniel was in the fifth grade, he got left back. Not because he wasn’t smart, but because he didn’t attend summer school. That summer, Adrian’s mother had a planned a family vacation to Florida. Adrian wasn’t about to stay back in Brooklyn, so he finessed his mother into thinking that all was well at school. Though Adrian can’t remember what exactly he told his mother to make her believe him,...
Since we've last spoken, everyone's favorite reclusive R+B genius, Frank Ocean, has followed up his visual album, Endless, with a more traditional album, Blonde. And, man... it's fucking good. The record--titled 'Blond' on its artwork, but 'Blonde' everywhere else--appeared late Saturday afternoon as an Apple Music exclusive, and clocks in at almost exactly an hour long. It's much more what we were expecting from the Salinger-esque crooner than the avant-garde and abstract Endless, but both...