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The traditional barbershop: A ritual worth preserving

The traditional barbershop: A ritual worth preserving

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Words and photo by Darcy Stein. Earlier this winter, I spent some time traveling around Mexico with my husband. A few weeks into the trip, he was in need of a visit to the barber. Being in an unfamiliar place and not speaking the language as fluently as we wished was initially a daunting task….

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Finding my own Spenard

Finding my own Spenard

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Words by Paola Banchero. Somewhere I read that Henry Rollins, the punk raconteur and Southern California fixture, had to move away from Santa Monica because he was getting too comfortable and he wanted to stay counter-cultural. I’ve rolled that sentiment over a lot, especially as I’ve become older and more settled in my suburban-like home…

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Spenard via New York: A Transplant Love Story

Spenard via New York: A Transplant Love Story

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Words and photos by Darcy Stein Seven years ago, I moved here from New York, selling pretty much everything I owned besides some clothes, books and my 12-cup Bodum French Press. I grew up in a town called Long Beach, which is the most south you can go on Long Island. Basically, my hometown is…

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Spenard, my home away from home

Spenard, my home away from home

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Words and photos from Dikeos Foudeas My parents own Milano’s, a pizzeria on 36th Avenue, near Spenard Road. My family opened the restaurant in the summer of 2001. They wanted a place where they could work and spend time with their kids. I was six years old at the time. I remember waking up in…

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