Interview: Sin Fang

The Icelandic musician discusses taking his sound from album to performance

We’ve come to expect nothing short of wonderment from the Icelandic music that reaches global airwaves—expressive and exploratory, but with recognizable pop tinges. Sin Fang delivers all of the above and his 2013 album Flowers was one of the year’s best. It’s a beautiful collection of tracks, occasionally soaring in an ethereal soundscape, sometimes jangling around with rock sensibilities, but always grounded with thoughtful lyricism. …

Modern Farmer HQ

On the eve of their one-year anniversary, we visit the publication's Hudson, NY office and EIC Ann Marie Gardner

With their latest print issue now in stores and hordes of dedicated daily online readers (CH staff included), Modern Farmer continues to delight in its quest to make people aware of the path their food takes from farm to plate. With a brilliant voice, ever-important stories and design mastery in both their print and online components, it’s equal parts charming and relevant. They’ve taught us …

The Hudson Standard Shrubs

Aromatic syrup born of pear, honey and ginger made from locally sourced ingredients in upstate New York

No visit to New York’s Hudson Valley is complete without a trip to Hudson Wine Merchants, where the unprecedented selection is matched only by the knowledge of their staff and the reliability of their recommendations. On our most recent visit, CH was pleased to learn that the shop also sells their own handcrafted local bitters and shrubs (a syrupy sister to bitters, invoking vinegar) under …