You're Gonna Need One

Publisher's Note

GIF: Sangsuk Sylvia Kang

GIF: Sangsuk Sylvia Kang


At the risk of being a little too on the nose, the past month was more screen-filled for the team at Newest York than any other since setting out on this adventure. 

Every (week)day in February, we inundated your screens with the hottest screen-related content we thought you could handle on our miniblog, including investigations into deleted Instagram posts, very special episodes of 90s sitcoms, a consideration of the fake New York set built in London to film Eyes Wide Shut, and an ode to the latest development in entertainment capitalism. This issue picks up where our miniblog left off, diving into the endless screens of all shapes and sizes that we carry with us and are confronted with, more and more often involuntarily. 

And in just a few hours, we'll celebrate this issue by kicking off Newest York's first-ever "A Bigger Film Festival," which we're hosting at one of our favorite bars. Big Bar has maintained that status in part because it doesn't have a TV, so like all of the other things we love, we're making it worse by bringing in a projector and, as I understand it, some sort of sheet that we'll pull taut to showcase the work of a few local filmmakers. We couldn't be more excited and hope to see you there.

As you enjoy this issue, don't forget about all the other things you can do to get involved with Newest York using the very screen you're reading right now. You can email us to say hello, pitch us for our next issue, subscribe (for free!), donate (for as little as $1 a month!), or simply share something you read here with someone you love. After all, nothing says you care like further clogging a friend's inbox with a context-less link they'll click on not because they're intrigued by the fancy .co URL, but because they trust you.

Thank you, as always, for reading.