Song of the Car: 2016 Smart ForTwo

We pair Howling's dance-worthy take on classic Nirvana with the next generation of Berlin's ultimate city car

In the summer of 1998, bright orange cranes speckled the Berlin skyline. Young Europeans flocked to the streets by the thousands for the dance party called Love Parade and, after dark, they disappeared inside the dark corridors of a club called Tresor, where Detroit techno pulsated until dawn. That summer was the first year the Smart car replaced the clunky Soviet-era East German Trabant as …

Sustain-Release Music Festival

An immersive experience for the underground music community, limited to 500 people in upstate New York

With festival lineups looking more and more identical, and the overall experience becoming synonymous with struggle and exhaustion, two underground music veterans are offering a new kind of escape that ensures an intimate experience for their familial community—not to mention reasonable bathroom lines and a roof over your head at night. Sustain-Release is the brainchild of Brooklyn-based video artist and music producer Aurora Halal and …