A Date Near Downing Street

A Date Near Downing Street

The taxi door fluttered open, a bright flap of yellow against the sluggish August wind. One last look to the driver with graying teeth and gangly, corn-husk hair and Simon Plinkers peeled himself out of the car. (This after sitting for twenty seven minutes in downtown traffic as the taxi meter skipped

Revelation Underground

Revelation Underground

Making its way toward 59th Street, the subway was but a metal serpent slinking beneath Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Moments before, the doors of the 1 Train had slid open and four or five sleepy passengers emerged, settling with their foil-wrapped deli lunches onto blue plastic seats. It was the

Light On Ice

Light On Ice

Everything was ordinary when the morning in question appeared, new and bright with a faint layer of fallen snow. December days in Manhattan were sometimes like that though, routine at first glance then cold and tricky as the sun settled down.

Fall Fiction: An Interview Near Signal Street

Fall Fiction: An Interview Near Signal Street

It’s the official first day of fall and that means change is whistling through the air—from the snappy winds to the browning trees—and with change comes a distinct sense of newness blustering around town. Whether it’s a new school, a new job, a new shirt or just a new pumpkin spice latte Snapchat

These New York Fashion Week Looks Are Just Plain Weird

These New York Fashion Week Looks Are Just Plain Weird

I’ll be the first to admit I know next to nothing about high fashion. Middle-of-the-road fashion, sure. T-shirt-and-jeans fashion, you bet. Unwashed yoga-pants fashion, definitely.  But the mystifying outfits, the befuddling silhouettes, the sexually glazed hairstyles … that I just don’t understand. So, when New York Fashion Week rolls around

10 Street Artists To Follow … To The Ends Of The Earth

10 Street Artists To Follow … To The Ends Of The Earth

No longer is street art performed under the cloak of darkness, spray paint in hand, by talented artists whose work isn’t just revolutionary, it’s downright illegal. These days, cities commission street artists to brighten up buildings and parks with their creations and the result, the official crosswalk of art and public space, is mind-blowingly

A Comic and An Editor-In-Chief Walk Into a Bar …

A Comic and An Editor-In-Chief Walk Into a Bar …

Ever since I first saw The Devil Wears Prada years ago, I’ve been mildly—fanatically—obsessed with Vogue editor-in-chief and reigning fashion empress of the universe, Anna Wintour. (The movie also motivated me to cut my own unfortunate version of bangs and think “to intern” meant to romp around Paris while wearing ridiculously

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