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MATTSON 2 MAKES JAZZ FOR HOMES OF HOPE

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Twin jazz bros Jonathan and Jared Mattson are creating a wild soundscape in sharp mod suits. A 60s soundscape for the beach blanket set, their Phil Spector-y wall of sound shimmering like the ocean and rustling like wind over Big Sur. Their music is both breezy and crisp, all melodious chiming guitars and rumbling drums. The Tornadoes meets Hot Club Sandwich. It’s a remarkable sound, and we are loving every note.

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MICHAEL CHE IS HOT

He blossomed on The Daily Show over this summer and last night we learned he’s leaving to co-anchor SNL's “Weekend Update.” His really smooth voice, sharp suits, purple tie and Pinteresque delivery have made him into an instant icon, at least to us. Watch some recent episodes on Comedy Central and see how a new face becomes a something of a star, in a real short time. 

HI THERE!

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This is Christa. Her nickname is Punch, and not just because her last name sounds like you’re saying “punch you in” (in where!?)! She is one of our own, and we’d like you to meet her. This is the first profile from our “staff picks” series, and, if we may say so ourselves, she knocks it outta the park.

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UP AND COMING THROUGH

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MZ 007 IS AWESOME. This rising St. Louis rapper (and serious HBIC)’s new party anthem is our actual spirit animal, featuring dope beats, a catchy hook (we can’t wait to yell along with everyone else in the bar “coming through b**** I’m GORGEOUS”) and all the attitude we’ll ever need. 

NYFW, MICHAEL STYLE

You might not know him by name, not yet, but here at Edge of Urge we have a resident genius, full-time unicorn, all the time boss, friend, frittata chef, magician, marketing maven and man on the move who also happens to have impeccable taste. His name is Michael. We trust him. 

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LOCAL HEROES PUT ON 4TH ANNUAL GALA FUNDRAISER, EVERYONE BENEFITS

We have something interesting to tell you about. It’s inspiring, and re-affirming, and a little bit glamorous. It’s also important, and if you read this, it could make a difference. Are you ready?!

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This is Johnnie Sexton. He is an audiologist, and spent years developing what is now the CARE (Counseling, Aural Rehabilitation, and Education) Project, a back-to-roots movement in a field which has become increasingly “treatment- and technology-oriented” in recent years. The eponymously named project does just that: cares. In providing direct counseling, and counselor training, for families dealing with the birth of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing, it fills in the blanks in a process that can be a scary, crazy, grief spiral of emotions, fears, what-do-we-do-nexts, and will-we-be-okays. 

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I DO WHAT I WANT: THE MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP ICE CREAM EDITION

THIS RECIPE IS THE TITS. What’s more magnificent than producing mountains of pale mint ice cream in the comfort of your own house? Possibly while streaming all of Twin Peaks, as we are wont to do, come every September. (Why is it such a fall show for us? We think it’s all the pine trees, obviously, and Lara Flynn Boyle’s definitely an autumn.) Anyway, you’re going to make this and it’s so simple. There’s no salt, no churning, no equipment, really, other than a handmixer. Do it this weekend, warrior! Blow your own mind. 

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STYLE ICON: EARTHA KITT

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Orson Welles called her “the most exciting woman in the world.” As television’s second Catwoman in 1967, she shocked the world with her smoldering sex appeal and delighted, malevolent mischief. She spoke English and French, and cut a disco record in 1984 that went gold.

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