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October 5, 2019

It’s raining in Manhattan as I watch a man light another man’s cigarette with a neon green lighter. I’m sitting perpendicular to where they are standing, which puts me uncomfortably close to the action. This would be weird, even for New York, if it weren’t for the glas...

May 16, 2019

11:30 a.m.

A new 62 bus pulls up to the stop. I’m excited to get in this new blue and yellow bus (the old ones were primarily white and black).

11:40 a.m.

Turns out, the new buses are basically the same, except for there will be an option to swipe into the bus using yo...

February 24, 2019

11:04 a.m.
The ferry pulls out of the port to narrowly avoid a tanker accompanied by what seem to be two small Coast Guard boats.

The ferry isn’t packed this morning like it is most mornings, probably because it’s a Saturday. But interestingly, there don’t seem to be...

January 19, 2019

In no other world does cheesecake seem to go with theatre. But in New York? That combination’s a no-brainer.

“Why?” you may ask. Because Junior’s Cheesecake is right by Broadway, something I discovered recently while getting lost searching for Studio 54, the theatre tha...

December 2, 2018

Ever since I arrived in New York, I’ve been wandering around wondering where all the good food is. I expected a lot from New York’s food scene. But I’ve been disappointed all three times I’ve visited the city because the good food was just that. Good. Not exciting or i...

November 15, 2018

There’s a man sitting adjacent to me wearing a very dapper, British-inspired outfit consisting of different tones of khaki and light brown. He wears a tweed blazer, has a Super Bowl-sized ring on his right hand, and holds a cup of coffee whilst reading an actual newspa...

October 1, 2018

By this point, you’ve probably already had the season’s obligatory Pumpkin Spice Latte (maybe even multiple times, if you’re like me). But, Starbucks has a new offering this fall: The Iced Maple Pecan Latte with Cold Foam. Honestly, this drink is a nice break from the...

September 27, 2018

There are a ton of brunch places in St. Louis, and we are #blessed for that. Honestly, brunch is the best meal ever; who doesn’t love eating breakfast into the afternoon while spilling all the latest tea with your closest friends and family? Brunch just feels indulgent...

September 25, 2018

It seems like every celebrity has some sort of tattoo these days. From Post Malone’s “Always Tired” face tattoo to Lady Gaga’s trumpet tattoo on her upper arm, celebrities are all about self-expression through their ink. So it should come as no surprise that last week...

September 10, 2018

The question driving the latest made-for-Instagram art installation is really quite pressing. According to Glamour, A. Human poses the question, "What is the future of self-expression? If you could change your body as easily as you change your clothing, would you?" A....

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