Zachary Schwartz

Culture

Becoming My Own Half-Asian Man

Zachary Schwartz details his experience grappling with masculinity and race as a young man with a white father and an Asian mother.
Zachary Schwartz
6.29.18
Music

How 2 Live Crew's Fresh Kid Ice Became a Worldwide Sex Symbol

2 Live Crew's founder recounts his rise to fame as one of the first notable Asian rappers in America.
Zachary Schwartz
7.23.16
Music

Asian Rap's Biggest Fan Is a White Guy from Staten Island

The paucity of successful Asian-American rappers converts into a scarcity of fans. But to one man, a white man from Staten Island, Asian-American rap is the world. His devotion is rare and real enough to make an impact on the artists themselves.
Zachary Schwartz
1.10.16
Stuff

Talking Weed Business with America's First Cannabis-Focused Startup Accelerator

We talked with the founder of Canopy, an accelerator that adopts fledgling weed-related companies and helps them get ready for the next level.
Zachary Schwartz
12.13.15
tech

Wikipedia's Co-Founder Is Wikipedia's Most Outspoken Critic

"People that I would say are trolls sort of took over. The inmates started running the asylum."
Zachary Schwartz
11.11.15
Stuff

Inside the 'Asian Men Black Women' Dating Scene

Long marginalized, Asian men and black women are getting together like never before, with Facebook groups, meet-ups, and websites.
Zachary Schwartz
11.9.15
Stuff

Mike Dean Might Be Hip-Hop's Biggest Stoner

Mike Dean is a legendary producer who's worked with everyone from Kanye West to Tupac. He's also one of rap's biggest potheads. We smoked with him as he reminisced about facing Snoop Dogg in a blunt-off.
Zachary Schwartz
10.25.15
NSFW

Strippers Explain Strip Club Etiquette

Wear deodorant, don't jizz in your pants, and for god's sake don't forget to tip.
Zachary Schwartz
7.24.15
Sports

Angry, Depressed, and Hopeful Clevelanders Share Their Feelings After the Cavs Lost the NBA Finals

LeBron James gave it everything he had, but ultimately Cleveland lost out on a championship... again. I roamed the streets to see how fans were holding up.
Zachary Schwartz
6.17.15
Stuff

Going to an Ivy League School Sucks

If you're one of the few who've been chosen to go to an Ivy League school this fall, here's what you're in for. And if you're not, maybe you should be thankful for that.
Zachary Schwartz
5.14.15
Music

​I Ate a Steak Dinner with G-Unit

I met Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo at the New York Yankee Steakhouse to eat extravagant food and reminisce G-Unit's glory days.
Zachary Schwartz
3.22.15
NSFW

Twenty Hours in a New York Strip Club

The Show Palace offers fully nude entertainment to its 18-and-up clientele from 4 PM to 8 AM every Friday, and I watched the production come together.
Zachary Schwartz
3.3.15