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Bare Minimum. | Ed Hodgkinson.

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[dropcap]E[/dropcap]d Hodgkinson‘s illustrations are delicately intimate and simple. His minimal linework is comforting and still manages to successfully convey an image while flaunting a palpable amount of mystery. Hodgkinson lives and works in London and has exhibited in New York, LA, Tokyo, Capetown, Stockholm and Rejkjavik. Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he …

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Temples. |x| Here We Go Magic. |x| Spires.

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[dropcap size=small]O[/dropcap]n Thursday, August 7, the UK band, Temples, released their day-tripping psychedelia over the calming night waters of the Hudson River at Pier 84 in Manhattan. Temples started in “a little town called Kettering, in England,” singer-guitarist James Bagshaw said, and were playing New York City for only their second time. The young band have been traveling the globe …

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Rita Rolling with the Pack.

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[dropcap size=small]R[/dropcap]ita Ora came to the US from the UK with eye-popping fashion and hit songs. She has swiftly taken over red carpets from L.A. to New York with her signature honey blonde locks and transformative style, making her a certified muse in magazines and fashion blogs. The recent release of the Kill Bill themed music video “Black Widow” with …

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Book No. 1 Launch | Photo Recap! | @McCarrenBK @djANNAlog @salomonfaye @annabloda @sunnygicz @kendramorris @afroista @deeandricky

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Our first issue has been doing quite well. We’d like to thank everyone who has supported our first print endeavor and we look forward to our next issue — which, believe it or not, will be even more awesome than the first! If you have yet to get your hands on an issue, order one while you can  below [product …

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ONE NIGHT ONLY | The Illuzion presents QUEST.

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[dropcap size=small]Q[/dropcap]uiet Lunch Magazine and Eastmen Collective is joining forces with The Illuzion and Karmaloop to present QUEST, a one night only art and audio event that will feature work by Ryan Bock and a live performance from Salomon Faye. QUEST will begin at 6 pm at Lyons Wier Gallery. Attendees will also be able to check out Gordon Holden’s newest solo …

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TOMORROW! | PRO TEM Art Series. | 1 HOUR TALK.

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[dropcap size=small]Q[/dropcap]uiet Lunch and Eastmen Collective will be teaming up with Clocktower to present 1 HOUR TALK, an artist panel featuring Gordon Holden, Marjan Moghaddam and Noah Becker. Housed by Lyons Wier Gallery, the discussion will address  how a casual culture of instant gratification — spurred by the hyper-advancement of technology — has affected the distribution and overall consumption of …

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Bottom of the Bottle. | Sierra Nevada Harvest Single-Hop IPA – Equinox. | @SierraNevada

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]hat title sure is a mouthful, but let’s break it down. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is a brewery in Chico, CA with a series of India Pale Ales known as their Harvest Series. Each beer in the series has something special about its hops, which are already the defining characteristic of Sierra Nevada’s oeuvre. This beer contains only one …

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The Annihilated Decibel. | Boris Plays “Drumless Drone Set” at Saint Vitus Bar.

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[dropcap size=small]N[/dropcap]o one can hear you scream at a Boris concert. Shrieks of terror, elation, and concern all go unheard, lost in the din. Last Monday, August 4th, the Japanese drone metal group melded Saint Vitus bar in Brooklyn down to a tiny piece of flashing tin. The performance, billed as a “drumless drone set,” was added after the announcement …

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PRO TEM Art Series. |x| Gordon Holden. | 1 HOUR PHOTO.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he future takes too long. Humanity and technology is all about the ‘now’. The ‘now’ is forever. Gordon Holden understands the ‘now’ but he is also aware that it does not last forever. He also understands that our insatiable need for the ‘now’ has developed into a casual culture of instant gratification. In conceptual jest, Holden deconstructs the very fibers …

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If It’s Too Good to be True…| #ScarlettJohannson @LucyTheMovie @undrthskn

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[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]carlett Johansson is superhuman, or at least she looks like one. This is not a difficult argument to make: she’s the only woman named Esquire’s Sexiest Alive twice, and has become the go-to choice when they need a “hot” woman who, oh yeah, can also act. There’s more going on here as she uses the unavoidable discussion of her …

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I’m Ghost. | Merjin Hos.

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[dropcap size=small]B[/dropcap]old and simple, I’m Ghost is a limited edition portfolio book by Merjin Hos. The intriguing layout and strong illustrations makes I’m Ghost one of Hos’ strongest works to date. 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 we say, “Creative Sustenance Daily,” …

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Red Raven’s Arrows.

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[dropcap size=small]D[/dropcap]espite it being a dangerous weapon, there is a certain beauty to an arrow. Its aerodynamic shape and geometric structure has elegant, but lethal appeal. Red Raven Studios has furthered that appeal by making a set of porcelain arrows that can be customized upon order. Get them → here! ← Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to …

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More Than Enough Color.

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[dropcap size=small]J[/dropcap]oe Van Wetering‘s pieces feature a wide array of vibrant, solid colors that come together to put on quite a dazzling show. But Van Wetering’s ability to put these colors in motion is what really pops. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, …

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Strand of Oaks |x| Phosphorescent at Tammany Hall.

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“[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]hese songs are emotional,” Timothy Showalter, leader of Strand Of Oaks, said during his band’s opening set on the night of Wednesday, July 23rd at Tammany Hall. The smirk cut through his long, matted beard. “We’re living in an emotional time.” Emotional tunes, turns out, are a perfect soundtrack for a new line of backpacks. The event, which also featured …

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Tei Shi Covers Beyoncé’s “No Angel”.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]ei Shi recently covered Beyoncé’s “No Angel,” and the web fell into a swoon. Putting her own ethereal spin on the tune, Tei Shi flaunts an airy, but sultry bravado that allows her to really own this cover. The singer had her reasons for recording her take on the song, she told Rookie: “I heard Beyoncé when it first came …

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Quiet Lunch Book No. 1 |x| Salomon Faye.

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Have you got your hands on Quiet Lunch Book N°1 yet? Well, if you haven’t, we’re willing to treat you to a special sneak peek of our interview with Salomon Faye. For those of you who already own a copy, you should know that the first printed edition of Quiet Lunch Magazine has a special feature: LayAR Technology! That means you …

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Dear Derrick. | The Jamie Project.

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[dropcap size=small]C[/dropcap]urator and rapper Derrick B. Harden, who performs under the pseudonym Dear Derrick, just released his highly anticipated EP, The Jamie Project. Harden has been quite busy as of late, releasing a slew of new music. The Jamie Project looks to be a culmination of his onslaught, boasting a vulnerable strength that makes it skillfully endearing and memorable. The EP sees appearances …

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Anthony Cruz. | “Why So Serious?” | VIDEO.

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]nthony Cruz recently released visuals for his single “Why So Serious?” Directed by Haydn Davies, the video is steeped in a classic summertime pool party motif. Cruz has a vicious knack for making his fans feel comfortable and in-the-now, and with this video you feel like you are right there with him, making a splash and causing a ruckus. …

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Siff |x| COFFEED Take New York.

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[dropcap size=small]B[/dropcap]i-coastal painter, illustrator, and all around stand-up guy Gregory Siff was recently sanctioned by COFFEED to produce a nearly block-long mural at their new Chelsea location set to open this fall. The images portrayed were requested by the youth collective who directly benefit from COFFEED and New York Foundling’s philanthropic efforts. The stunning colors coupled with Siff’s abstract expressionism encouraged …