Britta Lokting

Britta Lokting is a writer and journalist based in New York City. Her work has appeared in The Village Voice and The Forward, among other publications. She is also a Narratively Features Reporter.

Stories By Britta Lokting

The Jamaican Dance Style Keeping Brooklyn Kids Off the Street

An NYC Rap Icon’s Latest Hustle: Hip-Hop Coordinator…At the Library

In the ’80s, Ralph McDaniels helped young rappers like Notorious B.I.G. and Jay Z make their names. Today he’s teaching hip-hop history to a new generation of youth.

Meet The People’s Champion of Psychedelic Drugs

Since Neal Goldsmith saw his soul during a particularly wild acid trip in ’91, he's been at the forefront of the movement to normalize the psychedelic experience.

Conjuring Up a Career with One of NYC’s Only Female Magicians

In a world where women are often the "lovely assistant," Tanya Solomon takes charge by making her own magic.

A Night with ‘the Beyonce and Jay Z of Beatboxing’

In one Brooklyn group house, six champions are working overtime to legitimize their offbeat art form.

A Night Flirting at the Bar with New York’s Premier Professional Wing Woman

When her exclusive matchmaking dinners grew too popular, Erin Davis introduced a $150 service taking Jewish singles out on the town and helping them reel in dates.

This Millennial Makes More Money Posting Selfies From Bed Than You Do at Your 9-to-5

Claudia Oshry was stuck in a soul-crushing internship. Then she got fired and “The Girl With No Job” became a 2.4-million follower hit.

The Hardest Working Trump Impersonator in Showbiz

John Di Domenico and his $4,000 handmade hairpiece are on a nonstop whirlwind of TV shows, podcasts and coast-to-coast gigs. Now he's ready for a yuuuuge nap.

Secret Life of a Seven-Year-Old Instagram Star

Haileigh Vasquez has 129,000 followers and a runway show at New York Fashion Week—that is, if her second-grade teacher lets her out of class on time.