Veronica Chavez was a part-time staff writer at BTR.
She graduated from Baruch College in 2014 with a double major in Creative Writing Journalism and Psychology. While Baruch has an excellent student newspaper, she spent her four years there writing album reviews and culture-centric articles for the school radio station, as well as hosting her own radio show about alternative and psychedelic music.
She currently writes about all sorts of topics but prefers to write about art, environmentalism, alternative lifestyles, and creative individuals. When she's not writing, she's serving food and drinks to the masses, hiking in nature, losing her hearing to her favorite bands, cooking, and practicing yoga. She enjoys quality espresso and not debating about veganism.
Finding vegan food in cities like New York is becoming an easier feat with each passing year. The Vegan Shop-Up is looking to change that. The all-vegan pop-up market that started this past August hosts a variety of vendors that sell both food and cruelty-free goods.
The Brass Rail, located on Washington Street in Hoboken, New Jersey, offers bottomless brunch on weekends starting at 11:30am. Brunchers who typically hop across the Hudson River for bottomless options can rejoice in the fact that The Brass Rail offers the same deal for a comparable price.
Fall Week - The sun crosses the celestial equator. Trees begin to transform into their foliage states. The autumnal equinox serves as a balance of sorts, and marks the sign of yet another new beginning. Nights and days reach equilibrium of sunlight as the sun wanes and prepares for another winter. Before the frosty season begins however, autumn is celebrated.
Learning how to grocery shop for yourself is no easy feat and can end up with one-third of your groceries wasted if you don't do it right. D+D rounds up some shopping tips for a week of healthy meals and zero waste.
Labor Week - While the wage discrepancy between men and women in the United States today has garnered a great deal of recent media attention, difference in salaries is only one component of a much larger and complex issue. Could the US see a more gender-balanced workforce in the near future?
Lisel is the solo project of LA-based experimental musician Eliza Bagg (fans of Pavo Pavo may be familiar with her from her time spent in that band). With an eclectic musical background spanning the… | watch
Kazu Makino, best known as the lead singer of indie rock legends Blonde Redhead, recently released her debut solo record. In this intimate session, Kazu joins us along with Darian Thomas for a selection of stripped-down performances from the dreamy album. | watch