Andres Schiffino is a freelance journalist and playwright specializing in alternative subcultures, underground art & film, and the fringes of pop culture.
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- A Legal 420 Day in NYC at the National Cannabis Freedom Festival (plus exclusive Q&A with Mayoral Candidate Dianne Morales)by Andres SchiffinoThis 4/20 was a monumental one for stoners in New York City. This was the first 420 Day after Governor Al Cuomo announced marijuana legalized in New York State. While it was certainly a time for partying, it was also a chance to address many economic and legal issues that have plagued marijuana prohibition. It was under this political climate that the National Cannabis Freedom Festival (NCFF) held its first post-legalization event in NYC.
- Sinful Sounds: Silvertomb Sticks to their NYHC Roots in Latest Single “So True”by Andres SchiffinoRising from the ashes of Seventh Void and with roots in NY legends Type O Negative and Agnostic Front, Silvertomb is tough enough to survive and make its dent in the metal scene. While recording this album, most of the band never quit their blue-collar union jobs. They live metal the only way you can 🤘 by sticking to your roots & never giving up. This theme of tenacity and survival is evident in their debut album Edge of Existence.
- Sinful Screenings: The Masque of the Red Death Eerily Mirrors a COVID Lockdownby Andres SchiffinoGive it to B-movie maverick, Roger Corman to know when to exploit a global pandemic. The 4k restoration of The Masque of the Red Death released this week is beautiful, if that’s the word to describe a film bathed in blood. In COVID-lockdown, the time was ripe for this horror classic to infect a new generation.