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A small alligator. At in Selden, PUBLIC DOMAIN

Alligators, bears and cougars: inside Long Island’s exotic pet trade

Kayla McKiski December 19, 2018
Because of the influx of illegal reptiles in Suffolk County, the SPCA worked with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to create an amnesty day for illicit exotics.
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The logo icon for Tumblr, a social media and blogging platform. On Dec. 17, Tumblr will ban all adult content defined as photos, videos, and GIFs showing “real-life human genitals,” “female-presenting nipples,” and any content depicting sex acts. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Bad move: Tumblr bans adult content, chokes out NSFW artists

Kayla McKiski December 6, 2018
Beginning on Dec. 17, Tumblr will prohibit all adult content. The company defines adult content as photos, videos and GIFs showing “real-life human genitals,” “female-presenting nipples” and any content depicting sex acts.
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Chicken dishes made my X Factor. COURTESY OF X FACTOR

Stony Brook students bring food catering to Athletics

Kayla McKiski and Gregory Zarb December 2, 2018
X-Factor has over 1,000 customers and sells about 6,000 meals per week after starting only two years ago. To date, they have made over half a million of their “healthy versions of unhealthy meals.”
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A proposed Massapequa aquarium is in murky waters

Kayla McKiski November 11, 2018
The Nov. 10 protest comes about a month after the Idaho company, SeaQuest Holdings LLC, proposed to open a branch of its interactive wildlife facilities in a 27,300 square foot space at the mall. The Town of Oyster Bay has yet to rule on the $5 million facility.
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Real Friends is having a show at Irving Plaza on Nov. 18. JAX 0677/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY SA 4.0

Real Friends: New York, Chinese Buffets and Real Advice

Kayla McKiski November 11, 2018
Chicago pop-punk band Real Friends will perform at Manhattan's Irving Plaza on Sunday, Nov. 18.
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21 Savage to headline Brookfest

21 Savage to headline Brookfest

Kayla McKiski February 15, 2018
Rapper 21 Savage is set to headline Brookfest 2018 on April 4 at 7 p.m. at the Island Federal Credit Union Arena.
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Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT performing in 2010. MGMT released their fourth studio album, “Little Dark Age,” on Feb. 9.
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Album Review: MGMT returns from the rabbit hole with “Little Dark Age”

Kayla McKiski February 11, 2018
Psychedelic rock band MGMT has returned to its roots with a synth-pop record, “Little Dark Age,” released Feb. 9 by Columbia Records.
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Dolores ORiordan performing at the Enmore Theater in Sydney,
 Australia. ORiordan passed awayEVA RINALD/ FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan will linger long after her death

Kayla McKiski January 20, 2018
Between her sugary delivery of lovelorn lyrics and bewitching primal screams, Dolores O’Riordan’s talent will linger long after her death.
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A photo of a vinyl wall. BIERLOS/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Record stores spin exclusive deals for music lovers on Black Friday

Kayla McKiski November 26, 2017
Long Islanders rekindled their love for vinyls on Nov. 24 by purchasing exclusive album pressings from independently owned record stores in celebration of Record Store Day’s Black Friday.
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Marilyn Manson performing at the Concord Pavillion in California back in July 2015.  LOUIS RAPHAEL/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Album Review: Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson seems stunted on “Heaven Upside Down”

Kayla McKiski October 9, 2017
Whatever the reason, “Heaven Upside Down” is not the well-crafted critique we had hoped for from Manson.
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Post Malone and Slushii rock Back to the Brook

Post Malone and Slushii rock Back to the Brook

Kayla McKiski and Rebecca Liebson September 23, 2017
Post covered Nirvana’s “All Apologies,” strumming the guitar with his painted black fingernails, his growly voice the perfect texture for the angsty self-deprecating rock song.
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Melodrama by Lorde. LAVA / REPUBLIC RECORDS

Album Review: Lorde keeps her throne

Kayla McKiski June 28, 2017
Theatrical and complete, “Melodrama” is a bridge connecting fans to Lorde’s castle; even the queen is emotional.
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