Posts bySamantha MacAvoy

This is All Yours: A Mantra for alt-J’s Moving Music

The show opened with lights. Bright, colorful lights projected toward the audience and flooded the Beacon Theater with red. Band members Joe Newman (guitar/lead vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards/vocals) and Thom Green (drums) were backlit black forms. The audience members were eagerly hovering above their seats in silence. Then, in unison, the band members smoothly sang
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An Independent Bookstore Manifesto: Let Them Read Books

noppressive and Non-Imperialist Bargain Books, located on 34 Carmine St in the West Village, is a bookstore for the people. It arms the sans-culottes of New York City with intellectual weaponry that they don’t need to purchase through imperialistic companies. The bookstore’s website declares its mission: “NYC-based specialty bargain bookstore dealing in highly curated art,
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The Brooklyn Barbie

ntroducing Brooklyn Barbie: With a cozy beanie atop her tousled tresses she is ready for a crisp fall afternoon in Williamsburg! She wears thick-framed glasses, pre-muddied combat boots, and a worn out flannel. Each Barbie wears a unique t-shirt with an ironic, provocative statement on it. She is radical, rebellious, and different from all other
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