Tolliver: Nervous

Chicago-bred and LA-based artist Tolliver’s recently released EP, Daddyland, is an ode to his late father and journeys through their complicated relationship to arrive at self-love. “Nervous,” the third track on the EP, finds itself on the latter end of this arc with its confident lyrics and buoyant rhythm. Soaked in funk and fun, this bop crafts an anthem for misfits and outcasts, punctuated by …

Building an Army of Oysters Around NYC To Mitigate Floods + Erosion

Before commercial harvesting, oyster reefs used to compose more than 220,000 acres of New York’s coastline, acting as a natural flood-mitigation system in addition to increasing marine biodiversity. With these reefs’ destruction, New York is dangerously vulnerable to natural disasters—a threat that (as Hurricane Ida recently showed) is only growing. To protect the city, Billion Oyster Project founded by Urban Assembly New York Harbor School, …

Holiday Gift Guides 2021: Bookworms

Fiction, fantasy, fairytales, food, photography and beyond in our first guide for the season

From enthralling novels to informative tomes and inspiring bedtime stories, there’s nothing as alluring as a good book. This Bookworms gift guide includes everything from magical realism to memoirs, classic literature, politics, poetry and beyond. Plus, there are photo-filled art and design books, travel guides and zines. Whether buying for kids or grown-ups, there’s countless worlds to explore (as well as reading-centric products) for the …