October 2020 Edition
Does It Spark Joy?
Taking classes in your bedroom can be tough. But for four students, expressing themselves in room decoration can be a king to turning a bad situation into a good one. Reporter Daisy Conant looked at how these students were turning their homes into happy places during a difficult quarter for everyone.
One of the first major water parks in the country, Action Park was an 80s haven for thrillseekers that quickly gained a reputation as a deathtrap. Reporter John Riker reviews “Class Action Park,” an HBO documentary that digs into the messy history of the infamous New Jersey amusement park.
2020 has seen a resurgence of disco in the mainstream pop world, but the influence of the venerable 70s genre often only goes skin deep. Monthly Editor Wilson Chapman reviews “Róisín Machine,” Irish artist Róisín Murphy’s new album, and looks at how the work uses the trappings of disco to its fullest potential.