With the uptick in social distancing guidelines and public health measures, Hispanics are experiencing a drastic shift in their ingrained customs, particularly in the traditional “kiss-and-hug” culture. Though greeting each other from afar may seem like a feasible alternative, Latinos across the country—from Miami to New York City to Los Angeles—know that the abrazo and […]
Will this year’s toned-down celebration permanently tamper with Chinese traditions? How are people virtually celebrating the Year of the Ox? How have traditions been modified?
Third Root, a wellness collective based in Flatbush, Brooklyn, is priced out of their building and decides to close permanently. But even as they shut their doors, they hope they’ve opened new ones for wellness spaces to come. Reported, shot, and edited by Laura Measher.
Nine buildings, taking up 500,000 square feet in Dayton’s central business district, have lay dormant for decades. With multiple setbacks over the years from financial stress and negotiations, as well as the changing of project leadership, it finally celebrated the grand opening for just one area, the Hub, in March of 2021. This virtual ceremony […]
Three therapists based in North Carolina, California and New York discuss experiencing an increase in demand for services since the start of the pandemic. Here, they elaborate on the role of the mental health stigma and how it potentially played a role in normalizing therapy for certain individuals. As demand remains high, preventative measures become […]
Prior to Covid-19, the New York Film Festival served as an annual escape into the fictional world of cinema. Movie-goers, critics, actors and directors around the world would rejoice in the talent and art behind the film industry. The pandemic showed us the importance of the community within the film industry and the collective experience […]
The East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project was designed to prevent climate change-related flooding in Manhattan’s East Village. But the project is heavily contested by New Yorkers who say it will destroy a local park beyond repair–and cause additional climate issues in the process. Reporting, shooting, and editing by Laura Measher.
With the Ultimate Frisbee club league back in action after last year’s COVID-19 cancellations, NYC mixed-gender team XIST is striving to create a culture of gender equity both on and off the field. The team is now looking to secure a bid to nationals through hard work, communication, and valuing every player on their roster. […]
Dyke Beer is taking over New York City’s queer nightlife. Co-founders Loretta Andro Chung and Sarah Hallonquist started their two-dyke beer operation amid the pandemic. Four years ago, the pair founded Dyke Bar Takeover, a company that takes over straight bars and, for a night, turns them into spaces specifically for dykes. Dyke, as defined […]
By Calen Razor This piece takes a look at the experience for many Black queer people inside Black barbershops.