The power couple that wants to upgrade your selfie game
Arts & Culture / Tech & Innovation

The power couple that wants to upgrade your selfie game

Many first dates end up going nowhere. But for Jordan and Emily Edelson, dinner and drinks led not only to a marriage — but also a successful business partnership. Last year, the pair co-founded an app called Chic Sketch, a cross between an Instagram-type platform, a guild of fashion illustrators and an on-demand purchasing app … Continue reading

The Book Industry Narrative For 2015? It’s Complicated
Arts & Culture

The Book Industry Narrative For 2015? It’s Complicated

Of the 88 years that New York City’s iconic independent bookseller Strand Bookstore has been open, 2015 was its highest year ever for revenue. The bookstore’s aisles have been crowded over the past 12 months and they are packed to capacity this week, the peak of the holiday season. “We haven’t been able to keep some of the books … Continue reading

The secret behind one sizzling hot sauce company
Arts & Culture

The secret behind one sizzling hot sauce company

With hot sauce megabrands like Sriracha and Frank’s RedHot in most restaurants, and hundreds of smaller brands available online, starting a business in what can be called an oversaturated market seems difficult at best. But a young duo of self-described hot sauce sommeliers have carved out a space for themselves. It’s called Heatonist, a small … Continue reading

There’s a Britney Spears 101 Class in New York
Arts & Culture / Local News

There’s a Britney Spears 101 Class in New York

Fans are signing up for a workshop called “Britney Spears: Goddess, Feminist Icon, Pop Priestess,” a quirky but semi-serious workshop that discusses the singer’s unique role in feminism, sexuality, and pop culture. Call it nostalgic, call it crazy, but the New York event keeps selling out. See the rest of my article on The Daily Beast Continue reading