Julian Towers

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why i left new york

love, loss, and thanksgiving

hard-boiled romance My freshman year of college, I would schlep down to New York City once a month to see a boy from high school. We had a great time going to the Met and eating oversized pizza. By the start of sophomore year, however, my trips had become more of a chore than anything…

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power to the people

fifty years of the beatles’ white album

Let’s talk about that cover. Or, to focus the issue, let’s see how long we can talk about it. White background, black text, “The Beatles,”—that’s all we’re given to work with. Context is everything. So, placed in proper aesthetic sequence, following the detailed, pop-art explosions of the Revolver and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band…

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thank god i have a future

reflecting on reflecting on rapper mac miller’s death

The first thing you’re supposed to do is place yourself relative to the death. And since you asked, I remember exactly where I was. Exactly. The collapse of Mac Miller’s body from toxic chemical overdose occurred in precise symmetry with a downward step, as I dropped through the doors of CVS into the sunny afternoon…

spring weekend music preview

a breakdown of the artists’ most recent work

Whitney, Light Upon The Lake True facts: Whatever cultural waves are left to be made by rock music, they’re all shooting straight out the lake the next time Lil Pump wants to swerve his jet ski. Pretty inhospitable gig to be the one band playing a trap-heavy Spring Weekend then, right? But if anyone is…

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sad spring break forever

XXXTentacion gives us more questions to answer

I probably just don’t understand politics, so feel free to email my editor, but dating back to Marx or whoever started it, the quest to formulate a single, radical theory of art hasn’t done much more than unify a bunch of contradictory ideologies. Like, for example, how can so many people be functionalists? Take Marcel…