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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The Jazz Brunch: This is What Appropriation Sounds Like

arage Restaurant & Café in Greenwich Village offers a weekend “Jazz Brunch.” It features good entertainment, good food, and a good chance to experience cultural appropriation and the emergence of two sources of leisure historically defined by class. The exotic meal of brunch and the striking sounds of jazz emerged around the same time: the
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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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The Honest Image: ‘Garry Winogrand,’ a Retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum

he Garry Winogrand exhibit, on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City until September 21st, displays the post-war era in America through the lens of an excited yet anxious “street” photographer. In his photographs, Winogrand captures both his own anxious energy and the energy of the time. The economic boom in
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