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Running a Tight (Shipp).

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Photographer Daniel Shipp is no stranger to smooth sailing. Okay, that pun was uncalled for. But Shipp’s execution is so flawless and fluid that you can’t help let a few cliches phrases slip through when describing it. Shipp’s style is mint. There are no flaws in his world, only delicious, candy coated perfection. Even the most erratically detailed subject is …

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Frozen in Space.

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Artist Tony Matelli offers dynamic range with a body of work that will surprise just about anyone. The art varies from delicate harmony to lewd humor and even severe revulsion. Most of Matelli’s art seems to defy gravity with people, objects, and plants often positioned in midair. The more discreet work fills the viewer with a sense of poise and …

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Shapely Allure.

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Timothy Lee‘s Colour Code is a sensual application of light and geometric shapes. Using Afroditi’s body as a canvas, the Canadian photographer captures a sultry display of light manipulation. Lee, who refers to himself as an “image maker” rather than a photographer, also does a wonderful job of capturing the richness of color–to a point where it occasionally looks painted …

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I Wanna Go (There).

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The beautiful girl, Yuna, waltzes through majestic suburbs in her video for “I Wanna Go.” The video is kaleidoscopic with colors sashaying about. She frolics on the beach, rides her bike and gets cheeky with a mysterious photographer. The song, off her Sixth Street EP, has an easy groove with a slowed down 90’s melody. Yuna’s voice is soft and kind. …

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Beautiful Obstruction.

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Nothing says unconventional in a piece of artwork like obstruction of the face. Clare Elsaesser is all about the flowers and could care less about you trying to read the emotion of the painting through the eyes of the subject. Elsaesser coaxes you into playing a cheeky guessing game, urging you to wonder about the face hidden behind a vibrant …

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Quiet Lunch on the ROX present Sunny & Gabe. (RECAP)

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[dropcap size=small]O[/dropcap]ur first installment of Quiet Lunch on the ROX was a night to remember. Libations were flowing, burgers were noshed, and more importantly, the tunes… the tunes were epic. Featuring Virginia artists, Sunny & Gabe, the festivities saw visits from Mike Dean, Liam McMullan, Gregory De La Haba, Bogdan Stroe, McKenzie Younger–we even had partygoers from London who traveled …

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Like a Hot Knife…

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Fiona Apple just released visuals for her single, “Hot Knife” off of her recent album, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. Reuniting with filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, the two present a vintage video that is simply powerful. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication …

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RATKING on the Creep.

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RATKING is set to finish up their tour with TRASH TALK. Through the end of July, the collective we will be hitting up the following destinations, spreading their sewer disease in a town near you–and by ‘town near you’, we mean any town in/near Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, or California. Tonight they will be playing in Nebraska at The …

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A Hostage in A Hijacking.

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A Hijacking follows the story of a cargo ship as it travels across the Indian Ocean when a band of pirates takes the crew hostage. The CEO of the shipping company is determined to get them back alive. The film becomes almost unbearable to endure as the situation escalates from bad to worse. Time becomes an enemy. The minutes drag …

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On Holiday.

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With some of our staff going on their own little vacays, we couldn’t help but feature these awesome Holiday Shorts by Japanese brand Lafayette. Covered in a dazzling but soothing paisley print, these shorts even have a hidden snap pocket on the left leg–not that such a clandestine feature would ever be of use. Get them → here. ← Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch …

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Due North.

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Michigan based producer Sango just released his long awaited LP, North. Creating a Frankensteinish brand of music, Sango incorporates elements soul, R&B, future bass, hip hop and broken beat to make one smooth mixture of sound. Available via digital download on Soulection (with vinyl to follow), North combines the best of Sango over the last few years into one seamless …

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Holy, Sunny & Gabe, It’s Sunny & Gabe!

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If Virginia is for lovers, then there is no reason why you shouldn’t love VA duo, Sunny & Gabe. Backed by Karbs, their diligent drummer, Sunny & Gabe’s cinematic sound is a warm, entrancing bath of bliss and rhythm. When we first discovered their music, we didn’t know what to make of it. We gave it a thumbs up, but …

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Get On the Cross.

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Erik Ravelo goes straight for the jugular in his series, Los Intocables (The Untouchables). Depicting children in one the most vulnerable poses of all time, Ravelo attempts to speak for those who cannot properly articulate their pain. The sick, twisted games that adults play can come at a cost to future generations and Ravelo’s series gives a voice to those …

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Return of The UniCornz.

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The UniCornz are back with a brand new steez. Re-upping with skullies, long cut tees, and ski-masks , the South African collective is playing with the Ghetto Gothik look, keeping it monochromatic while incorporating a bit Yeezus leather love. #WeDontBelieveInHumans is a campaign that will feature a new piece dropping every Friday. We featured the UniCornz a while back and …

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Travi$ Scott x Mike Dean Live at SOBs.

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Travi$ Scott massacred SOB’s at Hot97’s Who’s Next concert. With the legendary Mike Dean on the boards, Scott proceeded to get trill beyond comparison, and seemed possessed at one point during the performance. His eyes became ghost white just before he surfed the crowd–the energy was incinerating. Download Travi$ Scott’s new mixtape ‘Owl Pharaoh‘ → here. ← Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our …

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Fully Frontal.

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  Analisa Aza does a lot with faces. Her body of work mainly consists of portraits of unusual facial expressions. She likes to keep her subjects front and center with minimal interference. In her series Facial Distortions, Aza draws the same figure three times; each time altering the face in a new way. The first portrait shows two hands pulling …

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An Open Letter: Caged Animals x Too Much Dark.

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Caged Animals released another single from their upcoming effort, In the Land of Giants. “Too Much Dark” is a plaintive but kind-hearted plea. The song is musical therapy relating to a dark place that has become familiar to all of us at one point in our lives. In a candid open letter, lead vocalist, Vincent Cacchione, explains the meaning behind …

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The Bluer the Jazzberry, the Sweeter the Juice.

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These groovy maps by Jazzberry Blue make you wish that all maps were this cool looking. You can get the prints → here. ←   Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such as the Nuyorican …

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Your Art Belongs to the World.

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The Weeknd recently released visuals for his single, “Belong to the World”. The single has generated a bit of controversy over its Portishead sample, a sample that Portishead refuses to clear despite The Weeknd crediting them in an interview. In light of the snub by Portishead, The Weeknd remains defiant by choosing to use the sample anyway–it just won’t be …

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Introducing Eugene…

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Shwood, an Oregon-based company specializing in handmade eye wear made from sustainable materials, wants to introduce a new friend by the name of Eugene. The Eugene is the latest frame style from Shwood and boasts a sleek silhouette and that classic 1960’s bold look. Each frame is made by hand and is available in both Walnut and Dark Walnut wood. The Eugene is available with either a Grey Carl Zeiss or green G15 polarized lens (which …

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너무 리얼.

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Paying homage to the work of Chuck Close, Kang Kang-hoon‘s photorealistic masterpieces are almost too good to be true once you find out Kang Kang-hoon’s method. Achieving a look of uncanny realism, Kang Kang-hoon’s work is airbrushed. Amazing, isn’t it? Up close, the paint is apparent. But a few steps back and technique quickly imitates the authenticity of a photograph. Capturing …

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Anthony x Asa Sittin’ in a Tree. (Exclusive Download)

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Anthony Cruz continues to build buzz for his upcoming effort Fear and Loathing in New York City (FLNYC) with an exclusive download of “Asa Akira (Turnt Up Nexus Mega-Mix)”. Produced by I.G Nexus, this mix will not be available on forthcoming album. With raunchy artwork by Haydn Davies, Cruz channels his inner Uncle Luke by making something strictly for the strippers. Download it …

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Nature On Fire.

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Explosive design and blazing colors illuminate the canvas in artist Lauren Coulson’s new body of work. With furious energy and dazzling form, her work contains imagery from nature and the physical world. From the dirt under our feet to the depths of the cosmos, Lauren Coulson wants us to take a step back and reexamine the natural world. As a …

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Street Prattle: Reacting to the Zimmerman Verdict.

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The public is still swirling after Saturday night’s “Not Guilty” verdict in the Trayvon Martin trial. A smiling George Zimmerman showed much relief as he was found not guilty of the murder of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin. One of the most high profile cases of our young century, the trial was viewed in many different lights. During the trial, there …

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For Which It (Still) Stands.

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For Which It Stands is still standing strong at The Lodge Gallery. Featuring Orlando Arocena, Raul Ayala, Chong Gon Byun, Liset Castillo, Alexis Duque, Alessandra Expósito, Kira Nam Greene, Kent Henricksen, Jung S. Kim and more, For Which It Stands is on display through July 28th. Check its opening reception where spoke to curators Keith Schweitzer and Jason Patrick Voegele. “For Which It Stands …

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Closer to Nothing Than “Something”.

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Photographer Alexis Vasilikos spends his summers on a little tear of land, the Greek island Leros, tucked away in the Aegean Sea. It’s a pinprick on the world map; an obscured place, not easily found. In his images the viewer sees little corners of everyday life, things right outside the line of sight and easily forgotten. “I’m not seeking to …

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The First Act: Solo Sexx.

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I have never been so happy to sweat so profusely in a smelly basement as I was last weekend when I saw Solo Sexx, a Massachusetts-based female rap duo, perform at the Cantab Lounge in Central Square in Cambridge. I felt so empowered by their spirited performance that by the end of their set, I was ready to tear off …

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Taking Shorts.

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Seems like the weather is only getting hotter, the very reason why you should keep it cool with these boss Rockwell Ostrich Swim Shorts by Parra. Adorned with a playfully grotesque ostrich design, you’ll be the snazziest son of beach to ever tiptoe across hot sand. Get them → here. ←   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks …

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Clouds Overhead.

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We found Daniel Arsham‘s Draped Figures to be quite intriguing, but his Pixel Cloud installation is a more whimsical affair. Up close, the sculptures look like molecular structures, but taking a step back reveals cloud-like resemblance. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When …

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Layers Upon Layers.

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Juan Miguel Palacios is a visionary. He doesn’t just paint paintings, he constructs them–better yet, he brings them to life. The spanish painter creates work that literally leaps from the canvas. By layering sheets of glass, each painted with a subsequent layer, Palacios achieves an eerie 3D effect that blurs the line between art and reality. Intrigued by his process …

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The Coiffure Project: The Book. Now, Where’s the Movie?!

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The Coiffure Project has reached yet another plateau. Glenford Nunez, who has been keeping this achievement relatively under wraps, just released The Coiffure Project Vol. 1! What you just read was not an illusion nor was it a hoax. One of the most unique and innovative photo projects of our young century is now available in book form. Which means you can …

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Butta Toast.

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Dear Derrick and P.F. Dash kick off their summer with a new single off of the upcoming album, Pu$$y. Within a few seconds of the song you are able to come to one solid conclusion: “Toast” is a raunchy barrage of explicit content and dope bars. Featuring production by Kang, the song is exactly what the summer needs, a slutty …

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Standard Procedure: Yasiin Bey Force Fed Guantánamo Style.

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Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) is going the extra mile to raise awareness over the hunger strikes taking place at Guantánamo Bay. With close to 120 detainees fasting for Ramadan, a leak exposed military instructions calling for the force feeding of the fasting detainees. Teaming up with Human Rights organization Reprieve and Bafta award-winning director, Asif Kapadia, Yasiin Bey experience the procedure …

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Quiet Lunch on the ROX present Sunny & Gabe.

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Quiet Lunch Magazine is teaming with the ROX Gallery for a night of groovy tunes, enchanting bubbly, and good eats. Featuring a live performance by buzzworthy newcomers, Sunny & Gabe, the first installation of Quiet Lunch on the ROX will also include Master of the Mix alum, Jamieson Hill, on the 1’s and 2’s. What happens when one of hottest online …

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You Can See My Stripes from Up There.

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Although it was built last year, Petersen Architekten‘s Berlin Airport Hotel has been building quite some buzz this year. The building’s amazing multi-color facade is a brilliant addition to its mostly green surroundings, making the structure a surefire standout. The geometric shape, along with the vibrant color selection, almost makes the building look as if it were built out of …

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Tall Tall Trees x The Seagull & The Eagle.

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A rainy day in May, we huddled up with Tall Tall Trees underneath a relatively dry overpass in Central Park where he serenaded us with a sweet tune. Here is Tall Tall Trees’ entire performance of “The Seagull & The Eagle.” Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a …

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Vaudeville Spit x Anthony Cruz. *FREE DOWNLOAD*

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As a thank you for drumming up such a good buzz around Anthony Cruz’s Fear and Loathing in New York City, we decided to give you an exclusive free download of an unreleased track from the album. Zoom! “Vaudeville Spit”.↓     Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with …

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Praise White Jesus.

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White Jesus premieres tonight at the Gene Frankel Theatre. Written and directed by Dug Piranha, White Jesus stars Derrick B. Harden, David Dae Lewins, David Solomon, Kara Elferson and Akil Gibbons, and is executive produced by none other than Dame Dash. A story of love, lust, faith and dreams, White Jesus looks to be an enigmatic indie film that is definitely …

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Cha$e Gets Influential.

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Luxury Rap King, Vinny Cha$e, recently teamed up with New York based clothing line InfluentialNY. The limited edition classic jersey tees became available at high noon today and can be found on InfluentialNY’s site. Get it → here. ← Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. …

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Album Premiere: Anthony Cruz x Fear and Loathing in New York City. (Exclusive Streaming)

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Anthony Cruz has officially transcended from b-boy to avant garde colossus. Not that he’s abandoned his roots, boom-bap still courses through his veins, but his newest album Fear and Loathing in New York shows Cruz reaching a new plateau as an artist. When we spoke to Cruz earlier this year, he hinted that the project would be a musical epiphany but …

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Dead Kennedy.

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Nicholas Kennedy Sitton is a photographer who allows their imagination to truly run free–aware, but free. Although a majority of Sitton’s work seems to have a surrealistic tint, he keeps his pieces grounded in a familiar reality. He takes what is of this world, and coats it in a unique charm that can only be described as timeless–leaving his pieces frozen …

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Power Strangers Unite.

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Shinobi Ninja recently dropped visuals for their single “Power Strangers”. A grindhouse smash-up, the gang are anti-heroes attempting to save the city from a virus that will make everyone’s eyeballs melt… or something like that. The single will be included on their upcoming album, Escape From New York.  Also, doesn’t DJ Axis Powers look completely kickass in an eyepatch? Quiet LunchQuiet …