Conquering COVID-19 through Perseverance: Learning from Ada Hu and Eva Jiang’s Experience

The hospitality industry comes to mind as one of the business sectors heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies from this category also experienced losses and had to adapt to the changes – one of them is Ada Hu and…

Brittney by WRAWKSTAR – A Softer Side

Wow, he’s done it yet again.  Brittney by WRAWKSTAR chronicles a playful yet estranged relationship between himself and a former flame ending over an argument about puppies, of all things. The lofi beat adds a chilled out vibe behind crisp…

The Famous Stylist Tigerlilly Hill Is Also A Great Businesswoman

People talk a big deal about talent but honestly these days everyone has talent and it takes more than just that to succeed in the HOW fashion industry. Often, business skills are underestimated or seen as greedy and a non-sustainable…

What Ever Happened to the Stars of the Poker Boom?

If you were alive, in the United States, and of an age to flip channels on your own in the early 2000s, chances are you remember a few very distinct aspects of the era. Professional wrestling was wildly popular; TRL…

Jazmine Sullivan on Shamelessness, Heaux Tales, and Her Biggest Year Yet

When Jazmine Sullivan decided she wanted to confess, she invited her closest friends to the pulpit and asked them to perform emotional exorcisms in the form of interludes. She told them they could retreat into a closet if they needed…

Japanese Breakfast Is Working the Pain Away

In the spring of 2014, after learning that a cancerous tumor was growing in her mom’s stomach, Zauner moved back to Eugene. She helped her 56-year-old mother through chemotherapy for stage IV pancreatic cancer, learning how to cook easily-digestible Korean…

Cassandra Jenkins’ Hypnotic Folk Music Turns Everyday Moments Into Monuments

In October 2019, she booked time in the studio with producer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Josh Kaufman, whose resume includes work with the Hold Steady and the National, as well as with Taylor Swift on her two recent folk-leaning albums. Jenkins…

The Endless Life Cycle of Japanese City Pop

In the waning weeks of 2020, a Japanese pop tune from 1979 shot to No. 1 on Spotify’s viral charts. Titled “Mayonaka no Door / Stay With Me” and performed by a then-19-year-old Miki Matsubara, the song is as breezy…

The Dream-Pop Transcendence of IAN SWEET

One of the methods Medford learned in therapy—and continues to practice—is the emotional freedom technique. “Basically, you tap the pressure points on your body and repeat mantras,” she explains, lightly patting her fingers around her eyes, under her nose, on…

From Bad Boy to Merge Records, Dawn Richard Reflects on Her One-of-a-Kind Career

Once my art is polished, I still have to run the four miles, still have to make sure I sing live, still have to make sure I’m giving you a visual that is on par with mainstream artists. Because if…