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What Boxing Taught Me About Love

I was 32 and living in Washington Heights the year I should have fallen in love. Something else happened instead: A man tried to rape me on my way home from work. It was mid-October, and I was walking in a park near the George Washington Bridge. I...

Watercooler Pick: Squid Game

This deadly-survival-game series is so popular that SK Broadband sued Netflix shortly after it debuted, claiming the show led to such a surge in traffic that the streamer should pay network usage fees. So what gives? For starters, maybe we’re all s...

Watercooler Pick: Gossip Girl

Set eight years after the original Gossip Girl ended, this sequel series is set at the same private high school in Manhattan, where a pair of estranged half-sisters try to forge a friendship amidst the pressures of their social-media-driven milieu.

How to Make Drums Quieter for Practice, According to the...

Let’s say that you—like a significant, nonzero percentage of adults—impulsively bought yourself a drum kit during the pandemic, hoping to hone your chops or learn a new instrument. But let’s say you also just saw the Oscar-winning film Sound ...

Beat Boxing: How Hip-Hop Changed the Fight Game

It’s often the case that fight fans are hip-hop fans, and vice versa. Todd Snyder is no exception. Growing up in a small coal mining town in Appalachia, he first encountered the two pursuits during his formative years and was hooked. Snyder, who...

The Music Gear That Lashes Down A 26-Minute Hardcore Pun...

Fourteen songs. Twenty-six minutes. That’s the set that Neon Christ is rehearsing for their Record Store Day reunion show.

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