“I’m so accustomed to flames I couldn’t tell you it’s fire.” It’s a considerably ambitious line from Brockhampton’s opening track “NEW ORLEANS” for their fourth studio album, iridescence. The highly anticipated record serves as the boy band’s major label debut for RCA, after a whirlwind year following last year’s “SATURATION” trilogy. Released via Question Everything/RCA, the album spans fifteen tracks, recorded in a window of ten days at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The real question is: Does this body of work actually hold up aside from fan attention and praise? This record is one that puts you into the band’s mindset. You feel their high points and their low points, and even some non-categorizable points, like the transition from “NEW ORLEANS” to “THUG LIFE.” These two songs are practically fraternal twins in sound — the only thing holding them together is Brockhampton’s self-sample of Bearface’s “NEW ORLEANS” verse. The…

Long Island may just be a small island, but its history is rich. Throughout the years, establishments like Kings Park Psychiatric Center have opened and closed. Roads like Sweet Hollow Road and Mt Misery Rd in Melville and Huntington, NY have become the subject of paranormal investigations.

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September 14, 2018 marked the three year anniversary of one of science’s most monumental achievements to date: the detection of gravitational waves. It’s an achievement that Albert Einstein  believed mankind would never accomplish and it marks the beginning of a new era in astrophysics and maybe even humanity itself.

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Packed away haphazardly under the J/M/Z in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn sits a small alleyway — locally referred to as “Punk Alley.” In it resides a used book store, a used record shop, a cassette-based experimental noise record label and, of course, KPISS: the resident pirate radio station.

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Suffolk County is home to many mole salamander species because of the wetland habitats and vernal pools found on the southern end of the Island. Mole salamanders are closely linked to these mini-ecosystems and the preservation of these small bodies of water, especially in private woodlots, is a major conservation goal.

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Many men—such as James Charles, Manny MUA and Jeffree Star—are advocating for the use of makeup by men in everyday life, while other figures such as RuPaul Charles, Harris Glenn Milstead, otherwise known as Divine, and many others advocate for its use by men in drag performance as well as the drag aesthetic. Nevertheless, we as a society are still divided on the issue.

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