Harlem Nostalgia

Moving to New York City is an unforgettable experience. That first winter evening I got off the car on 116th and Amsterdam with two suitcases but most importantly an insatiable, almost dangerous hunger for life, is still crystal clear in my mind. The heydays of ladyshark. I lived all the way uptown for the following two years and fell in love with every inch of the neighborhood over a million times. I learned the codes, heard the stories, felt the beats, smoked the trees. Here are some stunning photographs by my dear friend Tim Obremski, with whom I shared many precious adventures around Harlem.

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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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