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Normcore: A Fashion for Millennials

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By DIANA TAO A young woman in a black leather jacket stares into the reflection of herself as she rolls lipstick onto her lower lip; a young man stands in front of a refrigerator looking in, one hand leaning against the freezer and the other tucked into his jeans’ pockets. […]

 
 

The Modern Speakeasy Reveals the Secret to Drawing Millennials

The popular Beauty and Essex restaurant that looks like a pawn shop from the exterior.

By EMILY WOOD Speakeasy style restaurants and bars are cropping up from Chinatown, to the Upper East Side, to Brooklyn. A quick Google search reveals a host of 1920s-inspired establishments in the heart of the city—Apothéke, Sons of Essex, The Richardson, Bathtub Gin, among others. What makes them so popular […]

 
 

Moving for Movies

Moving for Movies

“Hold for art,” shouts Anna Paszkiewicz. And with her command, the filming for the independent film, “Dangerous Heels,” comes to a complete halt. On the film set at the tequila bar Mayahuel, the actresses set down their fake martinis. The bread rolls go back on their plate. Racing in with […]

 
 

College As A Different Kind of Transition

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  Looking at the monumental legislation of the past few years—legalized gay marriage, improvements in workplace anti-discrimination policies—can easily be made for the advancement in L.G.B.T.Q. rights. But with an acronym so casually thrown around, the parts of the whole are often forgotten, or misunderstood. The “T” stands for transgender […]

 
 

There’s Something About Molly

There’s Something About Molly

Imagine a summer scene of party-goers writhing with excitement as a DJ blasts pulsating beats through speakers, every hypnotic rhythm resonating. After one hit of molly the music gets louder, the lights get brighter,the dancers go non-stop, soaring to new heights of ecstasy. This is what 21-year-old student Rachel—whose name […]

 
 

#foodporn: now trending

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First came the phone calls that interrupted family dinners, then the text messages that intruded on dates, then mobile  Facebook access, causing young adults to sit at lunch tables with their friends and not say a word to one another. What’s next, you may ask? Now you can’t eat until […]

 
 

Shedding light on UV Tattoos

Shedding light on UV Tattoos

A year ago, Tom Atkin, a 25-year-old bartender in San Diego, wanted to add to his collection of ink, which already included an owl on his right bicep, an anchor on his chest, and a bouquet of roses surrounding a cross on his left forearm. Atkin walked into his usual […]

 
 

The Career Path Less Travelled

The best application of Universal Japanese.

Kayla Zimmerman remembers freshman year of college as the year of all work and no play. The Ohio native was taking a full plate of biology and pre-med courses at New York University, with her mind set on a very stable career course as a heart surgeon. But halfway through […]

 
 

Spending for the Experience

Spending for the Experience

Most people don’t hang around the trendy coffee shop just for the skinny vanilla latte.  The under-30 crowd in particular, is there for the social experience, a fact shops are starting to recognize and contribute to, with mood music, comfy couches and a no-hassle-if –you-sit-there-for-three-hours policy.

 
 

Fatkinis And The Rise Of Plus-Size

Fatkinis And The Rise Of Plus-Size

Amid the madness of Black Friday, Columbia University senior Tina Rose tried her hardest to find a pair of jeans that went up higher than her mid-thighs.  She scurried through the fitting rooms of Macy’s, American Apparel and Zara, failing to find anything over a size 14.  Yet this young […]