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A guide to brooklyn with ra ra riot

Huffington Post Travel - February 2015

An interview with indie band Ra Ra Riot. I talked to singer Wes Miles about tour life, being a band in Brooklyn and his favorite Brooklyn things to eat, drink and do.

Excerpt: "Their earlier albums have a chamber pop music effect (thanks to the string arrangements of a cello and violin), but their most recent album, 2013’s Beta Love, is an experiment with synth and electronic beats that added a whole new element to their sound and turned their songs into dance-floor-worthy jams."

 
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How to succeed at an online internship

USA Today College blog - July 2014

There are a lot of benefits to online internships but creating your own work environment and schedule can prove difficult if you lose focus. In this post, I share tips on how to stay productive, impress your long-distance boss and ace your online internship.

 
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new cidery brings the farm to the tasting room

Metroland - February 2014

I interviewed Alejandro del Peral, a newcomer to Albany's craft-alcohol scene, just a day before the grand opening of his company, Nine Pin Cider Works.

Excerpt: "Being a family enterprise, del Peral’s parents, Casiano and Sonya, contribute distinct skills. Sonya is atrademark attorney, and through her understanding of licensing and management, she takes care of thecompany’s business aspects. Casiano is a man of many trades, a chef by profession and a painter byvocation. On the family fruit farm, he harvests apples, pears and peaches and helps with jobs around thewarehouse dealing with equipment and renovation. Their skills are evident in the cidery’s tasting room,where Sonya’s photographs of apples and orchards hang on the walls that Casiano painted himself."