• Hillsong NYC: The Church on Millennial’s Hilltop
  • Korean Dramas: The Oncoming Wave
  • Flickr/Alpha
  • The Sweet Taste of Success in New York City
  • Fashion Bloggers Seek Success
  • An Artistic Version of Reality
  • PSY And The Korean Phenomenon
  • Project Runway’s ‘Problem Child’
  • The Road That Led to the Playboy Mansion
  • Zelda Fitzgerald: a struggle for artistic identity
Hillsong NYC: The Church on Millennial’s Hilltop

Hillsong NYC: The Church on Millennial’s Hilltop

It is about 6:30 p.m. on a chilly Sunday and attendees are already snaked around the corner of East 15th Street outside of Irving Plaza. Below the red neon sign hangs a “Welcome Home” banner. The longtime concert venue, which recently booked Paul McCartney on Valentine’s Day for a night […]

Korean Dramas: The Oncoming Wave

Korean Dramas: The Oncoming Wave

A motorcyclist pulls to stop in front of a building that says “Public Baths.” The driver jumps off the bike, takeout food container in hand, and, without a moment of hesitation, walks into the women’s section and starts setting out the order, calling the dishes out. Suddenly, it’s mass hysteria. […]

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Sex Parties: The Free Love Era 2.0

A late April Saturday night at 9 p.m, and about 250 people, ranging from their mid-twenties to mid-forties, gather in a former textiles wa rehouse turned event venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The walls are exposed brick, and the ceilings are tall. In the spirit of the theme, people are dressed […]

The Sweet Taste of Success in New York City

The Sweet Taste of Success in New York City

BY DANIELLE STROLIA The sweet scent of butter drifts though the air at Mille-Feuille Bakery on this cold March day, and the customers waiting in line to exclaim their admiration. “God, it smells fantastic,” “How can you guys work in here without gaining 500 pounds?” and of course, “What is […]

Fashion Bloggers Seek Success

Fashion Bloggers Seek Success

One recent weekday morning, New York University student Irene Kim grabbed the curling iron and began separating her hair piece by piece as she sat on the floor of her dorm room. Every so often, she got up to scan her closet in search of the perfect outfit. After half […]

An Artistic Version of Reality

An Artistic Version of Reality

Devon Leaver recalls sitting in a room of a New York City apartment with a small group of fellow high school teenagers. She remembers a producer handing her a stack of photographs and saying: “Study these. You’re going to have to ask him questions.” What followed was a months-long journey […]

PSY And The Korean Phenomenon

PSY And The Korean Phenomenon

One video and one strange dance later, and PSY, a South Korean rapper and singer, is out breaking YouTube and making millions. PSY has been making music for Korean audiences for 12 years, but his sudden rise to fame in the international market has come to a complete shock to […]

Project Runway’s ‘Problem Child’

Project Runway’s ‘Problem Child’

BY DANIELLE STROLIA On reality TV, there’s always that villain. That one person other contestants just can’t get along with, that one person that viewers are just waiting to watch crash and burn. Unfortunately for Kenley Collins, second runner-up on the fifth season of Project Runway in 2008, that person […]

The Road That Led to the Playboy Mansion

The Road That Led to the Playboy Mansion

Hugh Hefner married Mildred Williams in June 1949. It’s hard to imagine the magazine mogul—who has admittedly had sex with thousands of women, most of whom are a fraction of his age—marrying his high school sweetheart. But that’s what regular guys did back then, and Hefner was definitely a regular […]

Zelda Fitzgerald: a struggle for artistic identity

Zelda Fitzgerald: a struggle for artistic identity

  Her thin lips are curved downward. Her hair is perfectly coiffed. The year is 1930 so she is fashionably donning a thick fur coat that drapes down to her calves. Because the gorge of Constantine in Algeria is cold in February, her arms are wrapped tightly around her torso, […]

 

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Danielle Scott: The Right Fit

Danielle Scott: The Right Fit

Danielle Scott hurries into La Colombe on Lafayette on a rainy, grey Tuesday afternoon. She folds her black umbrella that she took from her office and texts: “Hello! I am here.” After she is spotted, Scott heads over to the back corner table...

 

Kate Moss: Supermodel to Supermodel

Kate Moss: Supermodel to Supermodel

All hell broke loose when Kate Moss’s relationship with Johnny Depp was over. Together, they were the epitome of “cool” in a grunge 90’s culture smoking cigarettes wearing jeans paired with leather jackets with their long, stringy hair....

 

From the Streets to the Kitchen: A NYC Chef’s Inspirational Story

From the Streets to the Kitchen: A NYC Chef’s Inspirational Story

Pedro Rodriguez isn’t afraid to smile despite years of drug addiction and homelessness that have left his teeth eroded and discolored – the only indication of his past that remains. On this brisk March morning, he is running around...

 

An Artistic Version of Reality

An Artistic Version of Reality

Devon Leaver recalls sitting in a room of a New York City apartment with a small group of fellow high school teenagers. She remembers a producer handing her a stack of photographs and saying: “Study these. You’re going to have to ask him...

 

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Korean Dramas: The Oncoming Wave

Korean Dramas: The Oncoming Wave

A motorcyclist pulls to stop in front of a building that says “Public Baths.” The driver jumps off the bike, takeout food container in hand, and, without a moment of hesitation, walks into the women’s section and starts setting out...

 

Project Runway’s ‘Problem Child’

Project Runway’s ‘Problem Child’

Photo: Chris Ramirez BY DANIELLE STROLIA On reality TV, there’s always that villain. That one person other contestants just can’t get along with, that one person that viewers are just waiting to watch crash and burn. Unfortunately for Kenley...

 

Writing for Laughs

Writing for Laughs

via deadline.com Sitting comfortably on a bench in Washington Square Park, the spatial center of New York University, Monica Skoko seems very relaxed for someone just weeks away from graduation and jumping into a highly competitive job market:...

 

For the Love of the Spotlight

For the Love of the Spotlight

Perched on a barstool in a straight out of a Sex-and-the-City-style apartment on West 23rd, Stacy Kessler, an actress, model, host and lifestyle coach, tilts her head from side to side. Sasha, the stunning young woman doing Kessler’s makeup...

 
 

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