Mad for Madrid

Check out Chueca –  one of the hippest districts in Madrid. In the 1970s, it was a mecca for your lonely gay prostitute, but Madrid’s modern gay district is  offering a whole lot more: trendy restaurants, dark smoky bars (or not – Spain banned indoor smoking last month), and charming boutiques, lining the narrow streets where stylish young Madrillenos gather to eat, dance, and find every excuse to celebrate.

Photos by Lauren Jane Berger

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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