Stop trying to ‘get it together’. The biggest lie we’re told when we’re growing up is that soon as we’re adults, as soon as we’re in college, finish college, get that job, have that steady income, find that someone special, ‘find ourselves’, find that perfect house, get that retirement fund, have those children, everything will fall into place. Here’s a secret: it won’t. Every new development in your life, good or bad, big or small, will come with its own very special set of challenges. The sooner you accept that, the better off you’ll be.

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Guantanamo hunger strike enters 100th day - Americas - Al Jazeera English ›

Keeping with our vow to discuss political happenings here and abroad, here’s a link to Al Jazeera’s take on the prisoner hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay.


Kanye West decided to premiere his newest song “New Slaves” by broadcasting via video projection on buildings in 66 different cities worldwide last night, some cities included New York, Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Berlin, Paris, and more.

Always Loyal (ft. Thai Jones) - Rage the Lonewolf

A familiar face on the blog, producer Mind Made has teamed up with Miami rapper Rage the Lonewolf on his Simply Livin mixtape. As his first mixtape, Rage uses beats from both Mind Made and underground darling MF DOOM. With sounds that cross all genres, Rage is helping change the sound of current hip hop. You can listen to the songs, and download his mixtape here.


Candice Swanepoel by Karl Lagerfeld “Couture, Couture”

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I love pastries, especially cake. If I was going to be executed, my last meal would probably be a marble cake. I was in Forest Hills last night and was taken to Martha’s Country Bakery; the neighborhood is getting a makeover and the bakery was no exception. On the same block as Chipotle and Friday’s, you might walk past it, but it’s hard to avoid on weekend evenings with their long lines and heavy foot traffic.

With a sprawling choice of pastries, including tarts and gelato (!!!), I had a double chocolate fix with a chocolate milkshake and chocolate mousse cake. I. Was. In. Heaven. Each bite felt like the pastry angels worked overtime just to bestow this blessed cake on me. Paired with my milkshake, I never wanted to leave. Hell, if they let me I’d probably sleep there just to have first dibs on cake and muffins.

Would I go again? Yes. Would I spend half my paycheck if I was financially irresponsible? Yes. Should you go if you’re in the area? Is a piglet pink?

Martha’s Country Bakery: 70-30 Austin Street Forest Hills, NY 11375.


600 Seconds, with kAui.

kAui talks heartbreak, personal style, and his sleepless in june EP. enjoy!

Ladies and gentlemen, meet kAui (the capital A is for aesthetics!). Raised in Queens, this singer/producer is influenced by both old and new artists which shows itself in his music. He has an EP out entitled sleepless in june, and has collaborated with numerous artists. He also has a penchant for street wear, pizza, and every genre of music that’s not in iTunes. He’s recently been doing covers of songs by Miguel, Yuna, and Frank Ocean, all of which you can find on his blog.

We did a super top secret interview in Central Park, stay tuned for that! - C

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Lianne La Havas at Webster Hall, 04/09/13.

Such a great show. This wasn’t a concert, but an experience. I’m still on Cloud 9. - C

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