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Fashion from the Far East Flourishes in NYC

By Shafat Chowdhury • Jan 30th, 2014 • Category: Features

As models marched down the runway clothed in long, black outfits, the audience stared in wonder. The world of menswear constantly sees new winners as clothing lines ascend to the apex of fashion. Such was the case at last fall’s New York Fashion Week, or NYFW, when Japanese designers rose to prominence in what is [...]



In Pain? Try Some Poisonous Snail Venom

By Leana Shugol • Jan 29th, 2014 • Category: Features

A recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states that more than 22 million Americans use illegal drugs. Of these, seven million people use psychotherapeutic drugs such as painkillers, tranquilizers, and sedatives. According to government data found on WebMD.com, 1.7 million people in the U.S. were found to be using [...]



A Walk in the Shoes of a Sneakerhead

By Joel Aybar • Sep 11th, 2013 • Category: Features

Ever since the mid-1980s, kids have clamored for the new pair of Air Jordans. People used to wait in line overnight, often in the cold and rain, to make sure they got their size. And while the craze hasn’t died down for Jordans and many other kinds of sneakers, it’s possible to get a new [...]



CrossFit Draws Numbers, But Also Criticism

By Kevin Bruno • Aug 9th, 2013 • Category: Features

The sound of death metal blasts through the warehouse-style gym.  Soccer moms and men in their mid 20s sporting tattoos lie on the floor gasping for air next to a dozen barbells loaded with weights.  This is what you are likely to find when walking into a gym that specializes in CrossFit, one of the [...]



The Dirty Truth About Cleansing Diets

By Anna Norum-Gross • Aug 8th, 2013 • Category: Features

While working out and eating right have never been more popular than they are now, not everyone is on that fitness bandwagon. Some people looking to lose weight have taken a decidedly easier approach, opting out of gym memberships and ancient grains from organic grocery stores to instead drink their way to a slimmer form. [...]



The Rise of the Longboarders

By Jude Buenaseda • Aug 6th, 2013 • Category: Features

“Do an Ollie!” a random man yells at a group of skaters passing by. “I can’t, it’s a longboard!” says one of the skaters as they zoom by. A vintage style of skateboarding is once again on the rise on New York City’s streets. They move in groups, slashing through traffic and speeding up to make [...]



To Beard or Not to Beard

By Jamal Swift • Aug 6th, 2013 • Category: Features

To beard or not to beard — that is the question that many men face today. Once upon a time, When you needed to up your machismo, a beard would do the trick.  Now it’s about fashion, and the beard has become an accessory. The growing popularity of facial hair can be seen from Hollywood to [...]



Invasion of the Fuzzy Creatures

By Diana Pesantez • Jun 11th, 2013 • Category: Features

By Diana Pesantez and Seheon Oh If there is any doubt whether pets are treated like humans, the debate should be settled by Neuticles. Neuticles is a patented testicular implant designed for dogs that sells for up to $919 a pair. It is the latest craze in an effort to give pets an absolute human [...]



You Only Live Twice

By Yevgeniya Ivanyutenko • Jun 11th, 2013 • Category: Features

This article was reported and written by Yevgeniya Ivanyutenko, Bruce Le, Kwasi Boateng, and Zoe Camina A man limps down Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg as blood gushes from open wounds on his neck, legs and stomach; his clothes torn to shreds and soaked in bodily fluids. Next to him, a green-tinted bride chews on what appears to [...]



Greenmarkets Bring Healthy, Local Food to New York Year-Round

By Omar Atia • Sep 2nd, 2012 • Category: Features

Amidst the noise and frenzy of downtown Manhattan, one outdoor food market stands unaltered by the urban rush of its surroundings. That market is the Union Square Greenmarket, an anomaly in its setting that feels better suited for the tranquil reserves of the Catskills than one of New York City’s busiest intersections. Over the decades, [...]