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Album Reviews: I Am Giant, Vow

ALT-ROCK I AM GIANT, Science & Survival (Sony Music) New Zealand quartet I AM GIANT is back with a second set of heavy, dynamic rock music that defies trends. Offering a sound somewhat reminiscent of Lostprophets, Blindside and even early Thirty Seconds to Mars, Science & Survival excels on the strength of Ed Martin’s Read More

The Hit List

It's your last chance to check out Su Limbert’s Forevermore at the Trifecta Gallery in the Arts District.

This Week’s Most-Wanted Events: Call of the Wild, Sharknado, Black & White Party

CALL IT A HIPHOPOPOTAMUS Art collective ISI Group takes over Brooklyn Bowl once again, this time for a Call of the Wild-themed show and auction on August 27. In addition, don’t miss performances from some of local hip-hop’s finest: RNR and Marion Write, plus an open-style b-boy cypher. Maybe you’ve got your own skills to show? Vegas.BrooklynBowl.com. IT’S A Read More

Gossip

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The Swan Songs of Summer

It’s happening, whether you like it or not. Summer has one thin weekend left on the calendar before the big, official Labor Day blowout. Sure, the pools will stay open for another month or so, and the temperature won’t dip in any meaningful way for at least another three weeks. But the end is nigh. Read More

Art

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Artist Tarek Benaoum Turns Nightclub Walls Into Calligraphy Murals

The first things you will notice at Foxtail, the intimate new nightclub at SLS, are the walls and ceilings. Its interior surfaces are covered in a collage of swirling texts and fonts. The different styles and sizes (mostly large-scale, limited only by the shape of the room and the swooping arm span of the artist) create their own kinetic energy, making you feel like you’re inside a party nerve center. Read More

Technology

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What to Make of Startup Shutdowns?  

In the startup game, failure is not questioned; it’s expected. In fact, according to The Wall Street Journal, less than 20 percent of startups succeed in giving substantial returns to investors (and industry insiders will tell you it usually takes at least three years before those profits start rolling in, and sometimes as many as seven). Read More