POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE is a lifestyle magazine for the growing demographic of positive 18- to 34-year-olds who want global commentary on their urban passions. POMP reengages readers with their changing world through sharp, confessional commentary on a range of topics from technology and nature to fashion and politics.
Section Editor – Technology and Faith
Summer drink of choice: Chartreuse on the rocks.
First concert ever: Korn, probably (imagine the backwards R), or Outkast.
Last concert so far: Rye Rye / Sleigh Bells / Skream and Benga / Die Antwoord / MIA.
Favorite coming-of-age book: Labyrinths by J. L. Borges. Or VALIS by P. K. Dick. Or—no, really—At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft. (Lol.)
Dead person you want to have a drink/lunch date with: Only one? Watercress sammiches with Woolf. Or a bottle of deep, silky-red port with Elizabeth Báthory. Or a political bull sesh with Walt Whitman and Karl Marx. It’s a toss-up between those three.
Section Editor – Science and Nature
Summer drink of choice: Watermelon Juice
First concert ever: Mighty Mighty Bosstones (sigh)
Last concert so far: Wolf Parade
Favorite coming-of-age book: Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
Dead person you want to have a drink/lunch date with: Jean Painlevé
Section Editor – Music
First concert ever: Metallica
Last concert so far: Hardfest Sleigh Bells
Favorite coming-of-age book: Genius and The Goddess by Huxley
Dead person you want to have a drink/lunch date with: Attila the Hun
Designer/ Art Director
Summer drink of choice: Port and Lemonade
First concert ever: Metallica
Last concert so far: Sonic Youth
Favorite coming-of-age book: Philosophy in the Bedroom. By the Marquis De Sade
Dead person you want to have a drink/lunch date with: (Vice Admiral) Lord Horatio Nelson
Summer drink of choice: Did you know that a gallon of sweet tea should have at least one cup of sugar in it? True fact.
First concert ever: Oldies. Pretty sure Frankie Valli, sans falsetto, was there. *shudder*
Last concert so far: Harry and the Potters. Obviously.
Favorite coming-of-age book: That one with the kid who has all the angst, goes through an Important Experience, and is a better person for it. You know which one I’m talking about, right?
Dead person: Jane Austen. We’ll get soused and then daringly reveal our ankles in the presence of gentlemen.
Section Editor: Personal Essay
Summer drink of choice: Everything & a lot of it
First concert ever: Fastball and Sugar Ray opening for The Goo Goo Dolls (it was the ’90s. I did it for a girl, ended up stoned and crying by a garbage can in upstate New York)
Last concert so far: Drake except there were riots at the South Street Seaport
Favorite coming-of-age book: The Count of Monte Cristo
Dead person you want to have a drink/lunch date with: Jean Rhys, definitely drinks
Precilla Poonam Ullah
Section Editor: Fashion
Summer drink of choice: An oldschool brazilian caipirinha, the way better version of a margarita
First concert ever: Lata Mangeshkar when i was 7 with my parents and older cousins, i was too young to realize what a legendary singer she was
Last concert so far: Rihanna… it was free so it was awesome
Favorite coming-of-age book: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. Each character is so deliciously wicked and witty
Dead person you want to have a drink/lunch date with: Either Marie Antoinette or Marcello Mastroianni