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At the pace of the uber-fast, Twitter-ific world we live in now, last month’s SXSW 2011 music festival might be already gone and forgotten. But for some of us (like me) the experience still resonates. Thirty-plus live shows, tons of memorable moments, and a whole lot of tofu kimchi tacos from a food truck: it […]

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So it was really tough to pick ten albums from a year so full of fascinating new music–and even tougher to rank them in some kind of order. Some albums I listened to a lot ended up being left off the list (ceo, Kid Cudi, Coco Rosie, Arcade Fire), while other artists only released EPs […]

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Today I’m going to keep my words to a minimum and just let the music speak for itself. Check out the MP3s below, all from recent or forthcoming releases that are absolutely worth further listening: Glasser – “Home” from the forthcoming (and stunning) album Ring Low Sea – “Never Yours” from the album The Light […]

The other night I had my first taste of a “Bee’s Knees,” an old-school cocktail made with lemon, gin, and honey. While a bit reminiscent of cough drops, it also tastes surprisingly good–the tart lemon cuts through the thick honey syrup, while the astringent herbs of the gin leave a lingering sting on your tongue. […]