Interview: Yung Lenox on the “Live Fast, Draw Yung” Documentary

Our interview with the seven-year-old "foremost doodler of rap" about his passions and upcoming film

If you’re not yet aware of the little creative phenomenon that is Yung Lenox, prepare to be charmed by the seven-year-old artist who spends many of his free hours creating illustrations of rappers and iconic hip-hop album covers. From Cam’ron’s pink mink outfit to an interpretation of 2 Live Crew’s As Nasty as They Wanna Be cover, Lenox’s creations reflect his talent, enthusiasm and a …

The Patchwork Backpack by Sketchbook

Entirely hand-crafted bags intended for wild adventures

Sketchbook Crafts‘ range of backpacks, totes and wallets are all handmade with care by Amber Jensen and the materials used are sourced locally or American-made when possible—and while all the homegrown qualities are appealing, they don’t overshadow just how great the bags look. Jensen says she grew up in an “intensely creative” family, and the brand was a natural progression for her. “Working with my …

Courtship Ritual: Kingdom of Beauty

Five promising acts who performed (officially and unofficially) during CMJ week

Courtship Ritual can be spotted performing their restrained tunes with an equally minimal setup in Brooklyn venues like Baby’s All Right—regularly joined on stage by hired belly dancers whose hypnotic choreography enhance the otherworldly mood. “Kingdom of Beauty” is a particularly poignant track that demonstrates Monica Salazar’s covetable vocal timbre, along with her and guitarist Jared Olmsted’s penchant for augmenting sparseness to great effect. Courtship …