Month: February 2018

XXL 2018 Freshman Prospects: Why the Lack of (Musical) Diversity is Worrisome for Hip Hop’s Future

To the dismay of the at-the-time girlfriend, in high school, I was in the running for Biggest Flirt of the graduating class.  My gift of gab granted me the “honor,” while some of my peer’s acumen, leadership ability, sporting prowess, and general congeniality earned them other best-in-class accolades known as superlatives.  It was an eclectic

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Snapchat’s Fall From Grace: Why the Redesign Missed Its Mark

Snapchat has always been the enigma in the social media gamut, but it serves a niche desired and demanded.  Unlike the viral-fueled mediums of Instagram and Facebook, Snapchat ate market share for its ability to connect your nuclear interpersonal relationships, rather than exposing you to the great beyond.  Add to that the promise of secrecy

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The Eagles Rise but Philadelphia Falls: When Did We Start Celebrating Victory with Masochism

On Sunday, roughly 103.4M people across the world were treated with what could have been the best Super Bowl to date.  The record-breaking global audience received the entire gamut of the NFLs offering, including a stellar halftime performance by Justin Timberlake, topical and tactile advertising campaigns, and of course, an absolute barn burner of a

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You Can Take Tacombi Out of Nolita, But You Can’t Take Nolita Out of Tacombi

Well, maybe you can. Three weeks ago, the infamous taco hot spot, Tacombi, cut the ribbon at a nueva location in the heart of Midtown. Likely in search of the coveted foot traffic the “neighborhood” is known and loathed for, spot #4 for the Mexican syndicate is spot #1 for tourists — as the best

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