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The Cookery: what’s not to love?

The Cookery: what’s not to love?

Sarah Faber, Blogger

February 24, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Faber's Foods, Showcase

I’d be lying if I said being 0.4 miles away from the Cookery wasn’t at least a small factor in my decision to come to the Masters School. The tables are very modern-refurbished wood (very Brooklyn-esque), the pasta is handmade, there is a pop-art version of the Last Supper hanging up on the wall n...

Green at Go Greenly

Green at Go Greenly

Sarah Faber, Blogger

February 24, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Faber's Foods, Showcase

Over the course of this year, if my calculations are correct, I’ve eaten 7.43 pounds of frozen yogurt. After Wednesdays theme of going green, I figured it was time to go greenly. Go Greenly uses biodegradable packaging; their spoons made from cornstarch, their napkins are recycled, and the ingredien...

Common operations

Common operations

Tommy McKenna, Blogger

February 24, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Showcase, Tommy's Tour of the Obscure

Every so often, there’s an online plot that lurches into the mainstream. Usually, these are simple pranks (via vote manipulation, for example) on online contests. Sites like 4chan occasionally have posts directing others to go to a site and vote on x  (usually on some obscene or otherwise wildly off...

Bizzare animations

Bizzare animations

Tommy McKenna, Blogger

February 20, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Showcase, Tommy's Tour of the Obscure

It is my firm belief that some images should never have seen the light of day. This is not for a lack of appreciation for “art” (no matter how loosely that is defined), but more a commentary on work that is meant to shock or appeal to our more absurdist tendencies. Ever since when Flash was the ...

Preppers

Preppers

Tommy McKenna, Blogger

February 8, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Showcase, Tommy's Tour of the Obscure

In my time exploring the many, many bizarre subcultures there are to see both online and in real life, few have been as economically lucrative as the “prepper” niche. From poorly designed websites to street preachers, preppers believe that the end of the world is nigh. The world is ending, drop any a...

Gabriel Garzón-Montano soulfully brings in the new year of music

Gabriel Garzón-Montano soulfully brings in the new year of music

February 1, 2017


Filed under Adam's Music Picks, Blogs, Showcase

You probably have never heard Gabriel Garzón-Montano’s name before, but you’ve likely heard his voice. Drake’s song “Jungle” featured a prominent sample of Garzón-Montano’s slow-moving, soulful lullaby “Six Eight.” Still, Garzón-Montano has yet to to fully pierce the mainstream, but...

Conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories

Tommy McKenna, Blogger

February 1, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Showcase, Tommy's Tour of the Obscure

Surface level conspiracy theories are like bad 50s sci fi. Sure, it can be entertaining to watch “professors” explain how aliens built the pyramids, and it is interesting watching people piece random events into some bizarre mythos. There are the common conspiracies (government did 9/11, CIA kille...

Internet cults

Internet cults

Tommy McKenna, Blogger

January 24, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Tommy's Tour of the Obscure

All manner of social movements have started online. Protests during the Arab Spring were organized via social media, political groups crowdsource information, companies astroturf their products and scammers market their schemes to whoever will listen. So it’s only natural that a few small, obscure relig...

Sushi Mike’s: for the adventurous and not so adventurous

Sushi Mike’s: for the adventurous and not so adventurous

Sarah Faber, Blogger

January 23, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Faber's Foods, Showcase

After walking down Cedar Street and through the velvet curtain that stands in the entryway of Sushi Mike's, my eye was immediately drawn to the mural of sea creatures eating sushi that cover the walls of the back room. We were seated in this room (where we saw 3 other tables of Masters students) and...

Emma Friedman

Emma Friedman

Phoebe Van Essche, Blogger

January 19, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Showcase, Sonder

“I have a feeling 2017 is going to be a good year for me personally, as well as for the country in general. Personally, I have been doing a lot of work on my music and songwriting, and am extremely excited to be recording my first EP this spring. I finally feel like I’m moving forward and doing ...

Unseen videos

Unseen videos

Tommy McKenna, Blogger

January 17, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Showcase, Tommy's Tour of the Obscure

I would say that for every bizarre viral video that suddenly explodes across social media, there are at least three or four that go forever unseen. Sites like YouTube and Vimeo are unimaginably huge. In YouTube’s case, about an hour’s worth of video is uploaded every second. Do the math, and every ...

Brick Oven Pizza remains a Dobb’s staple

Brick Oven Pizza remains a Dobb’s staple

Sarah Faber, Blogger

January 15, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Faber's Foods, Showcase

If you speed-walk from Masters, you can make it to Brick Oven Pizza in 6 minutes. When you walk in, you’re greeted by the scent of bread baking and garlic. In addition to pizza, The Brick Oven has a case full of every ice cream imaginable and italian ices.   Spinach Pizza: I ordered this pizza to make mysel...

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