Kenka Review: Traditions of Wonderful Cusine Explored
Apr17

Kenka Review: Traditions of Wonderful Cusine Explored

25 Saint Marks Place, right in the heart of Saint Marks, lies Kenka. Considering how fast paced, festive, and crowded Saint Marks can be, it is extremely easy to miss the restaurant if you are not actively looking for it, as it’s in Japanese. The sidewalk forms into a set of concrete stairs that leads down to Kenka, located below the infamous thrift shop, Search and Destroy. The ideal business demands capital and customers, but a good...

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Joaquim de Santana: A Dancer’s Life
Apr11

Joaquim de Santana: A Dancer’s Life

From behind a screen, it seems easy breezy, but nobody dares to question the exhausting hours of sacrifice put into what we call entertainment. Joaquim de Santana, a Brazil native in his 30’s, was determined of becoming a skilled dancer at a young age. Now, standing at 6’2”, signed to Q Model Management and touring alongside Mariah Carey on her Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour, the possibilities have become endless. “I began my journey as a...

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Inside the Ropes of Shibari: Taboo or Norm?
Mar30

Inside the Ropes of Shibari: Taboo or Norm?

BDSM, once a controversy of taboo among our society, but finding a safe place in the midst of their hidden communities. Early in the morning, Yesenia Flores departs from her apartment in Bay Parkway, Brooklyn to put in her 9:00 to 5:00 as a data entry analyst. After work, behind closed doors, she transpires into a bondage queen. Arriving at 47-50 Rockefeller Center subway station approximately an hour and a half later, Flores, in her...

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Top 10 Forgotten Series of the ’90s
Jun03

Top 10 Forgotten Series of the ’90s

Over the years, from Kids’ WB, PBS Kids, to Nickelodeon, there has been a wide variety of cartoons that have influenced us as children. Whether it was for passing time with friends, educational purposes or just watching what was available to us, let’s go down memory lane and see how many of these series you actually remember. 10: “Tales from the Crypt”: Tales from the Crypt originated from an EC Comics series from the 1950s, but was...

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Dream Gang Review: Psychedelic And Metaphoric
May03

Dream Gang Review: Psychedelic And Metaphoric

Illustrating the psyche during REM sleep, with the use of vivid psychedelic colors to further demonstrate the episodes of life, Brendan McCarthy, co-writer and designer of “Mad Max Fury Road,” delivers a dose of realization and consciousness through his artistic graphic novel “Dream Gang.” The opening of “Dream Gang” is similar to an RPG game, as you slowly uncover the past of the main character, a young man who lives in a...

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