Holiday Gift Guides 2020: Last Minute

All types of presents for all types of people, for those in a hurry

Whether it’s the holidays, a birthday or an anniversary, important dates seem to sneak up on us every year. Suddenly, the time to shop for gifts is slim and the opportunities to stress are bountiful. Time is of the essence right now and, more than shopping, we would like to encourage our readers to spend some moments (albeit virtually for many) with your favorite people …

Holiday Gift Guides 2020: Musicality

For lovers of music, gifts that span genres and activities

Whether listening at home or while talking a stroll, singing in the shower or composing your own tunes, music is a way of life for many. It inspires, thrills, soothes and moves us—and possesses the power to unite and heal. From making personal playlists to sharing new songs, searching for records, playing instruments and reading about a particular scene or style, there’s no limit to …

Interview: Recording Artist Naeem

Formerly known as Spank Rock, Naeem Juwan sees his newest record as an opportunity to reflect and grow

Baltimore-born Naeem Juwan (who began as part of the duo Spank Rock, then retained the name Spank Rock as a solo artist, and now records as Naeem) never intended to shed his initial moniker. Spank Rock albums released in 2006 and 2011 and EPs in 2007, 2012, and 2014 established a specific style: raucous, club-influenced party rap. But, Naeem grew, and his interests shifted. Public perception, however, …