Vlisco Is About to Blow Your Mind

Vlisco Is About to Blow Your Mind

I stumbled upon the website for Dutch luxury batik fabric empire Vlisco today and my mind was officially blown. The brightness, the colors, the prints!! I don’t know what a no-sewing-knowledge dunce like myself would actually DO with these fabrics, but I want to have them all. Maybe I’ll make them my iPhone background. Or(…)

LULZ & Broad City

LULZ & Broad City

I was pretty sure this post was going up late, but I just couldn’t help myself. Then I started asking around and realized that there are a lot of people out there who haven’t yet watched Broad City, despite the fact that the season finale aired over a month ago. Regardless of whether you think(…)

Get Your Movie On at The New York African Film Festival

Get Your Movie On at The New York African Film Festival

I’ve been aching to write posts about the films I’ve been watching in my African film class this semester, but I’ve held back because a lot of the movies worth writing about are hard to get here in the US. This week, though, marks the start of the 21st New York African Film Festival, taking(…)

Of Cocktails & Burgers: Alameda

Of Cocktails & Burgers: Alameda

The first reason to pay a visit to Alameda in Greenpoint is the look: before Ramona had people in the neighborhood buzzing, Alameda had resuscitated art deco restaurant design. Geometry rules the space: from tiles and wood on the floors, to hexagon moulding and rectangular pendant fixtures on the ceilings, every piece locks in place.(…)

Jeepers Creepers Semi-Star. Thanks, ’90s.

Jeepers Creepers Semi-Star. Thanks, ’90s.

Ahh, the halcyon days of ’90s lulz – Kids in the Hall, priiiiime SNL, Beavis and Butthead and Mr. Show. I wish I had remembered this in time for Easter/420 AKA #WEEDSTER, because it’s basically the perfect accompaniment to that day, but I didn’t! OK? I didn’t! Nonetheless, I urge you to spend a few(…)