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TOP 10 Posts of 2016.

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text] [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast year I began our Top 10 yearly recap with a reference to the surprising rise of the man who would eventually become our new president elect… and they say lightning doesn’t strike in the same place twice. Once again we find ourselves …

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Bigger and Better Things. | Amit Naamani.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Akeem K. Duncan.

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]orn in Tel Aviv, mixed media artist Amit Naamani produces pieces that have a graceful static. Whether it is a painting or collage, he manages to capture this harmonious chaos that captivates the eye. We spoke with the young creative who share with us his inspiration as well as his aspirations. “My work is a collage of text, colors, abstract …

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9-13-81% Plasticity. | A Quiet Brunch with Eddie Rehm at The Yard.

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[dropcap]Q[/dropcap]uiet Lunch and Bodega de la Haba hosted a brunch on Sunday, December 11th, at our Fifth Avenue offices for the artist Eddie Rehm whose show, “9-13-81% Plasticity”, is currently on view. All photos by Bryan Thatcher Eddie Rehm: “9-13-81% Plasticity” The Yard, 234 Fifth Avenue November, 2016 Presented by Quiet Lunch Magazine Curated by Gregory de la Haba To …

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Mexican Wrestling Association Pop-Up at The Run Up.

In Crumbs, Fashion, The Menu by Bim StarLeave a Comment

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast week, Mike Dean debuted his new merch line collaboration with Louise Donegan and Joe Perez at Fancy‘s The Run Up Pop-Up experience in New York City. The pieces features artwork from Louise’s debut exhibit, Liath. Check out our recap video of opening night.  You can purchase some cool gifts for your holiday stockings at Mike Dean Merch Store.   Bim StarThis New …

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NSFW | Cool World. | MK Luff.

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[dropcap]A[/dropcap] multidisciplinary artist with a wide range of aesthetics, MK Luff has a real feel art direction. She knows where to place things, how to place things; her knack for composition is uncanny. 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 …

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BOUNDLESS at Kai Lin Art. | Todd Monaghan. |X| Larry Jens Anderson. |X| Elison Roshi.

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[dropcap]B[/dropcap]OUNDLESS, featuring new works from TODD MONAGHAN, LARRY JENS ANDERSON, and ELISION ROSHI, is an exploration into the human psyche and the human condition through immersive, intuitive and the unconventional. Kai Lin Art is excited to welcome New York based spiritual surrealist, TODD MONAGHAN into our stable of artists. In this solo exhibition of works on canvas, Monaghan applies paint by …

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“Scribing the Void” at Coach Flagship Store. | Kurt Steger.

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[dropcap]C[/dropcap]oach commissioned a beautiful sculpture by artist Kurt Steger. Titled “Scribing The Void,” the piece is on currently on display at Coach’s new global flagship store on 5th Ave at 54th st. If you’re out and about shopping on 5th Avenue, be sure to stop in and steal a peek. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to …

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Just Do Nothing. | Rad.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he cold weather seasons are upon us and that means a lot of eating-in, cat naps and Netflix in your free time—or at work, we don’t know your life. In all, you’ll basically be doing a lot of nothing. These JUST DO NOTHING sweatpants from rad will help keep you motivated all while looking the part. After all, inactivity in itself …

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Hey, I Got Your Back. | Hui Min Lee.

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e recently discovered Hui Min Lee‘s series, I’ve Got Your Back. Believing in that each person’s back can reveal just as much as their front, the illustrator spent 100 days sketching 100 portraits of peoples’ backs. Hui Min Lee, who also goes by Humanly, really does capture a different perspective—not just in regards to angle—but in regards to emotions and personalities. …

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MUSIC REVIEW. | BIG BLUE MIXTAPE | GALEN JAMES.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

Pick the perfect adjective. Does innovative, daring, or honest best describe Galen James? The emerging artist has traded in the working lights of Ann Arbor’s for L.A.’s glitzy ones. Artistry is embedded into his DNA; he’s determined to ensure that time remembers his name. Accompanied by his band, Compendium, Big Blue Mixtape explores what happens when Jazz taps Pop. This candid and retrospective endeavor …

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A Creative Space. | Emily Miller.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Akeem K. Duncan.

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n our inaugural installment of A Creative Space, we pay a visit to the studio of painter and contemporary artist Emily Miller. Based in New York City, Miller’s work is steeped in feminism and gender politics—aimed at confrontation, discourse, empathy and ultimately resolution. Upon initial inspection, Miller’s pieces seem tame and somewhat submissive but further examination can reveal an underlying torment …

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A Much Needed Dinner Out. | Marcos Amaro at SCOPE Miami 2016.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Akeem K. Duncan.

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his year’s trip to Art Basel Miami was a tad different from the last time we ventured down to Florida. With all that’s been going on at our headquarters in the Flatiron District, we had to cut our trip to Miami short this year but we still managed to check out some of our favorite artists and gallerists during our …

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MUSIC REVIEW. | BROKEN RAINBOW | NO:CARRIER.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]ome hither if you dare! The fourth installment from no:carrier is here. Broken Rainbow, demonstrates how a once ’90’s Germanic duo, has grown to a contemporary Cali quintet. The Pop band incorporates shades of the Noire, Electro, and Synth. This is perfecly demonstrated on the LP’s opening, “Broken Rainbow.” Here, a compelling welcome is extended for one to embrace his visceral desires. Stripped …

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The Mind Of An Elder. | Collin Elder.

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[dropcap]E[/dropcap]ven though he has a degree in wildlife biology, Collin Elder is an artist you may want to keep on your radar. I was immediately captivated by his work when when it came across my feed on Ello. His latest series Mindscapes is a stunning visual that brought me to the connection between humanity and the environment. The ethereal beauty of Collin’s illustrations are …

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MUSIC REVIEW. | LOADED GUN | CHRYSTYNA MARIE.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom the first note her gift is apparent. Chrystyna Marie, effortlessly uses her classically trained vocal repertoire to deliver delicious melodies. With the release of Loaded Gun — the Tornoto native, who now calls, Los Angeles home — achieves a career milestone. An introspective CM gives candid insight to her musical motivations. She reveals, “Breath is life, and life is music. I wanted to create music from …

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MUSIC VIDEO. | RETROSPECT | ERICH MRAK.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom the inundated school-of-Drake comes another rapper seeking musical acclaim. The Ottawa-native, Erich Mrak, that’s now residing in Toronto, works to reinforce his creative cache. The recent release of the visual EP, Retrospect, succinctly showcases Mrak’s artistic dexterity. Officially debuting in August, this audible treat offers Erich’s growing perspective. Often insular, and all-encompassing, love is examined. Betrayal, bewilderment, and eventually …

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Made In Venice. | The Inside Story of the Skateboarders of Venice, California.

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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ADE IN VENICE captures the firsthand stories and recollections of 40-plus years of skateboarding in Venice that started with the Z-Boys, and continued with its legendary street skaters and the iconic Venice Skatepark. Never-before-seen Super-8 and early video footage, along with rare black and white stills, take you back to innovative demos on the Boardwalk and skating the walls of …

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Without End. | A Derek Weisberg x Alana Douvros Collaboration.

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ithout End is a new sculptural jewelry collaboration with sculpture Derek Weisberg and  jewelry designer Alana Douvros. The collection is comprised of 14 different pieces, all hand crafted in the USA using the traditional lost wax process. The pieces consist of solid .925 sterling silver, bronze, 14K gold vermeil, and 100% natural semi precious stones. The collection aims to create …

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Fashion Displacement. | A Panel Discussion by Polimoda. | Photo Recap.

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[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ashion Displacement invited top educators, opinion leaders and fashion experts from around the world on Wednesday November 16th, 2016, to the Sky Room at New Museum, in New York City. An elite group of panelists came together for a moment of critical thinking and in-depth discussion, reflecting on the industry and education for mutual benefit. Moderated by Linda Loppa, speakers included Aimee …

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When Tracks and Wakes Cross. | A Quiet Lunch Interview with So-Cal Artist Michael Torquato de Nicola.

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”true” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ class=”cs-ta-center” style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”][dropcap]M[/dropcap]ichael Torquato de Nicola’s art is an direct result of his examinatorial affinity to his life as surfer and the interconnectedness to the natural world such life-style fosters and the two (his art and surf life) combine the best of Henry …

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Paradise: The Garden of Earthly Delights. | Hieronymus Bosch x MOTI.

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Studio Smack, best known for their music video Witch Doctor by De Staat, have released a new animation: a contemporary interpretation of one of the most famous paintings by the Early Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch, The The Garden of Earthly Delights. In their latest work, the group cleared the original landscape of the middle panel of Bosch’s painting and reconstructed …

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Return to King’s Landing Recap. | Vieno James.

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[dropcap]E[/dropcap]arly November saw the debut of Vieno James‘ solo exhibition, Return to King’s Landing. Hosted by SVA Fine Arts Department, Return to King’s Landing was a captivating presentation that really displayed the potential of a young artist who has yet to hit his stride—believe it or not. James is a focus young artist with a vision; a bright eyed creative with a …

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Coffee Nap at Jìng Lǜ Gallery. | Guillaume Hebert.

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hether we know or not, falling asleep in public is a national pastime—especially for those who are overworked. Guillaume Hebert‘s latest solo exhibition, Coffee Nap, spies into the grinding life of the working class. Coffee Nap is currently on display at Jìng Lǜ Gallery, November 12th through December 4th. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects …

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MUSIC REVIEW. | STRANGE STORM | DARRIN JAMES BAND.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]n amalgamation of sound, the Darrin James Band, is perfecting the art of combining an array of musical genres. Lead by the Kentucky born, Darrin James, who was raised in Michigan, and spent many formative years in New York City — the band brings everything from rock to country. From its reflective start,  Strange Storm kicks off with an introspective atmosphere. The horns …

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MUSIC REVIEW. | LOOK WEST | THE FURIOUS SEASONS.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he fifth installment from The Furious Seasons is enveloped by home, humility and heart. Based in Los Angeles, on Look West, the crew offers effortless folk sounds enriched by a pop undertone.  Here, everything feels authentic. From start to finish, a dignified demonstration of skill is expressed. Caressed by tender vocals and appreciative insights, “Longshot,” and “A Thing To Behold,” welcoms the listener into their …

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NOVEMBER’S BONE at HALSEY MCKAY GALLERY.

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[dropcap]H[/dropcap]alsey McKay Gallery is proud to present, November’s Bone a group exhibition with sixteen artists, who inform, but do not dictate, the spirit of their work with the history of social and political unrest. Free from the bombastic rhetoric of campaign trails, this group applies a kind of sleight of hand, with virtuosic craft, aesthetic sheen, beauty, and formal presentation, …

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MUSIC REVIEW. | MIRACLES ~ LOST & FOUND | MARLA MASE.

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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]arla Mase, known to her supporters for her theatrical, power pop crooning, preps for the release of her upcoming album, Miracles ~ Lost & Found. Throughout this fifth album, it’s apparent that Marla has a Broadway background. An emphatic guitar strives to enliven, “The Truth Comes Down.” Pretentious introspection condemns “Falling Sideways.” Finally, the authentic appeal of “Dreamland,” pushes the listener to …

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MUSIC REVIEW. | THE UNLEARNING CURVE | POST DEATH SOUNDTRACK.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen words fail to convey meaning music always asserts itself. So, exactly what is Post Death Soundtrack? Challenging conventional definitions, the group which formed back in 2007 builds upon the creativity of its respective members, Steve Moore, Kenneth Buck, and Jon Ireson. Some believe, their latest effort, The Unlearning Curve is best characterized by industrial, rock, electronic, and pop melodies. This latest LP …

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MUSIC VIDEO. | CAUGHT UP IN YOU | JIM PETERIK.

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hether it’s for others or for himself, Jim Peterik, possesses a  prolific pen. He has built a career on the success that he’s earned. Assisting with standards like “Heavy Metal” for Sammy Hagar, “Caught Up In You,” for .38 Special, and “Eye of the Tiger” for Survivor has bolstered his musical longevity. A lifetime submerged in sound has prepared Peterik for the recent …

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CUTLERY. | Koichi Futatsumata. |x| Valerie Objects.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hanksgiving is right around the corner and if you’re looking to impress folk with some artsy cutlery, Koichi Futatsumata‘s collaboration with Valerie Objects could be the perfect find. Simply titled CUTLERY, the series features a set of minimal spoon, knives and forks that have a quaint, but futuristic, geometric appeal. Even you can’t get them in time for Thanksgiving, it’s still …

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About Face at The Hole NYC. | Joe Reihsen.

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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f you’re in the mood for some creative chaos, we suggest that you make some time to see Joe Reihsen’s About Face at The Hole. It is Reihsen’s first solo exhibition The Hole and he doesn’t disappoint. Heralded as the new voice of abstract painting, Reihsen’s aesthetic is an ecstatic whirlwind of strokes and colors anchored and focused only by quiet strength …

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Curiosity. | Matthieu Bourel.

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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f you’re looking for something a little more minimal from Matthieu Bourel, this awesome Giclée print is worth a looksee. Curiosity is an intriguing piece in which Bourel neatly sums up man’s proclivity for discovery. Get Your Print 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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Faces. | Matthieu Bourel.

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[su_dropcap]F[/dropcap]unny how an amalgam of elements can form into one solid cohesive portrait. Matthieu Bourel‘s Faces is a picture perfect example of how chaos is in fact harmonious homogeneity that is too wily to get bead on. 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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MUSIC REVIEW. | MUSIC FOR MOBILE ELECTRIC GUITARS | TILTED AXES.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ans superfluous words the instrumentation does all the talking. With Music For Mobile Electric Guitars, Tilted Axes speaks fluent guitar. The fluid endeavor promotes artistry and refuses to hide behind useless verbage. Reaping the fruition of an intentional dream, Patrick Grant’s original music is performed by hoards of skilled musicians. Yes, actual amps are strapped onto the performers as they deliver art …

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MUSIC REVIEW. | SIDE HUSTLE | PHOEBE NIR.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]rue Groove Records signee, Phoebe Nir, recently dropped her debut EP, Side Hustle. The Brown University graduate frantically kicks off the endeavor with, “Lust for Life.” Drumming from James “Whoop” Coley becomes Nir’s beating heart. The EP’s highlight is the unapologetic “Joe!” With lyrics like, “…you were the cause and the cure…,” the listener is left pondering if Joe is actually an unreliable man …

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Fabulous Beasts. | Caitlin McDonagh.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]oday we take a look at Caitlin McDonagh‘s Fabulous Beasts. McDonagh, a Vancouver Island native, is inspired by folklore, storytelling, traditions, architecture as well as various real and un-real sources. The series was featured as a solo exhibition at Possible Worlds in Ottawa, Ontario. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with …

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MUSIC REVIEW. | POLITIKARMA | AGENCY.

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Thank you, America; Agency is here! If music is a universal connector, then the Mainer musician is adding his artistry to that cohesive cannon. Earlier this month, via Anticondon Records, Agency’s PolitikaRAMA dropped. Immediately, Agency’s profound perspective is felt. “Evaporate” is capable of arousing any soul. By the end its undaunted honesty evokes a need to sing along. Blending beautifully with the candor of “New Americana,” Agency …

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Swanky the Floating Ladle. | OTOTO.

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[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ife is filled with hardships but there is anything more devastating than have your ladle sink into the soup—especially when its been touched by everyone at the table. The folks from OTOTO aspire to put an end to our misery with Swanky, the floating ladle. Thanksgiving inspire satire aside, Swanky is a genius innovation that puts a new spin on a …

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The Fight Continues at Richard Beavers Gallery. | Leroy Campbell.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his exhibition is dedicated to Muhammad Ali and his fighting spirit. He embodied the long line of fighting spirits we have as a people. Our spirit defines us. Ideology, family, political affiliations, or race does not have a right to disrupt or bring disharmony to it. The threatening of your God-given spirit must be removed. The spirit itself fights for …

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MUSIC REVIEW. | NIGHT AND DAY. | THE SLANG.

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hy become an FBI Special Agent when there’s the possibility of being a Rock star? The Slang’s John Bobo responded to this inquiry. Rather than joining the elevated boys in blue – the vocalist, pianist, guitarist – joined forces with the bass player, John Newsome to create, The Slang. Taking a recording sojourn down South from Washington D.C. to Nashville, TN, the alternative …

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NEW MUSIC. | “RIDE OFF” | TANGINA STONE.

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[dropcap]A [/dropcap]mere investment of three minutes and thirty seconds, allows Tangina Stone, the ability to flex her   creative acumen. On “Ride Off,” which is included on her initial album, Elevate, the emerging chanteuse offers her perspective on how love can withstand outside forces. The songwriter that’s based in the Big Apple, explores the kaleidoscope of emotions that are connected to becoming vulnerable. Produced …

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No Plan B. | David J. Carol.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his hardcover book was published in conjunction with David Carol‘s first retrospective show, NO PLAN B at the Leica Gallery in Soho, New York. This compilation of 32 photographs represents the last 25 years of his work. The photos of David’s travels include images from Russia to Turkey, Mexico to the Canadian Arctic, all with his very unique and personal vision. …

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Bookworm. | BAGatelleStudio.

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[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or the woman who is a bookworm and proud of it, the folks at BAGatelleStudio have just the perfect accessory. Designer Elena Myloslavskaya combines academic sensibility and fashion sensibility with these handmade book clutches. The clutches are designed to resemble some of our favorite literary classics. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture …

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The New Norm. | Stephen Fox.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here is something undeniably classic about Stephen Fox‘s work. Series such as The Drive-In, Inhabitants and Roadside Attractions hark back to an era that is far removed but yet so close to the heart. Even when Fox depicts modernity in his series, The City, he managed to cast the piece in a blanket of nostalgia. Fox is obsessed with nightscapes, so it is no …