Michelle Lhooq

If you ever wanted a window into an underground weed rave, an autonomous zone, or the intersections between Buddhism and MDMA therapy, Michelle Lhooq's journalism is for you.

Lhooq is a journalist who covers subcultures, drugs, raves, and everything in between. Her Substack newsletter Rave New World is a raw, immersive window into modern counterculture in all its ecstasies and contradictions, and her book WEED: Everything You Want to Know But Are Always Too Stoned to Ask is a modern classic.

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New Releases

Premiere: Kate Klein Returns Filled with "Rage"

Klein has risen from the ashes with a new pop-punk infused track simply titled "Rage," a feeling that we're all too familiar with.

Kate Klein

Kate Klein has returned to express what we all are feeling.

After watching the world seemingly crumble around her this past year, Klein has risen from the ashes with a new pop-punk infused track simply titled "Rage," a feeling that we're all too familiar with. On the gritty 2-minute anthem, Klein abandons her pop sensibilities in favor of crunching guitars, driving drums, and unprecedented angst.

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TV Features

INTERVIEW: Ms. Pat talks Matt Damon, Ugly Grandchildren, and Her New Series on BET+

The Ms Pat Show premieres August 12th on BET+

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Miss Pat is a comedian, author, and actress. Her new BET+ Series, The Ms Pat Show, premieres August 12th.

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MUSIC

The Reckoner: Half Waif On "Mythopoetics"

The Hudson Valley-based Half Waif tackles everyday dramas on her new album, Mythopoetics, one of the year's finest.

Sitting before her bright yard in the Hudson Valley on a recent weekday afternoon musician Half Waif ponders the piano that has consoled her since childhood.

Born Ananda "Nandi" Rose in verdant Williamstown, Massachusetts, the artist began playing the instrument at age six and has since leapt from it to craft some of the finest art pop around. Across five albums, starting with 2014's scintillating Kotekan and continuing with the shimmering Mythopoetics that was released just two weeks ago, Half Waif emerges as a true visionary who digs everyday soil and rises with profound gems.

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NSYNC

They've been labelled competitors for more than two decades, but members of the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC recently hit the stage together in the ultimate show of unity, making their debut as "Back-Sync" at The Grove in Los Angeles, California.

Before performing each other's biggest hits, Nick Carter and AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys and Joey Fatone and Lance Bass of *NSYNC shared how the seeds of their friendship and new professional endeavors – including newly-announced Las Vegas engagement The After Party, featuring Carter, McLean, Fatone and Boyz II Men's Wanya Morris – were planted behind-the-scenes of their groups' perceived feuds.

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Interviews

INTERVIEW: Brooke Alexx and the Euphoric Nostalgia of "Summer in the Hamptons"

We're Calling It: "Summer in the Hamptons" by Brooke Alexx Is the Song of the Summer

Song of the summer? Brooke Alexx understood the assignment.

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