Friends With N.E.R.D.

Basel Thursday, 9pm. From outside the gates, Friends With You’s Rainbow City looked like a huge, whimsical pop playground in the middle of Miami’s Design District. After battling through the front line, party-goers were treated to a stunning visual spectacle straight out of Alice in Wonderland: throughout the evening, local hipsters and music fans from all over the country jumped on trampolines set up inside the stems of giant colorful mushrooms, boozing and grooving to the sexy sound of N.E.R.D. The surreal experience was well worth the hassle… assuming you were wearing the right shoes. Here are some pix by photographer Faith-Ann Young. Good times!

<< PS check out N*E*R*D – Hypnotize U (Caligula Remix) >>

A Midweek Meditation On Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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