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Megacosm. | Solo exhibition by Beau Stanton at Brilliant Champions.

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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]rtist Beau Stanton recently debuted his latest solo exhibition, MEGACOSM, at Brilliant Champions gallery in Bushwick. Cemented by Stanton signature aesthetic, MEGACOSM is a multifaceted presentation featuring paintings, diorama-like sculptures and even a stop-motion short film. The themes in Stanton’s exhibition relate to death, rebirth and creation. February 24 – April 1, 2017 Brilliant Champion 5 Central Ave, Brooklyn, New York …

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Refresh. | Art in FLUX at RUSH Gallery. | Recap.

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[dropcap]R[/dropcap]EFRESH recently made its debut at Rush Arts in Chelsea. Curated by Leanne Stella, founder of Art in FLUX, the group exhibition features an all-woman roster Suprina, Sui Park, Alicia Grullón, Aya Rodriguez-Izumi, Elan, Leslie Jiménez, Rejin Leys and Shani Peters and examines how our environment affects the course of social justice and urban innovation. February 23 to March 24,2017 RUSH …

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Vestiphobia Cuba.

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]illard Morgan’s Vestiphobia, a large-scale interactive performance, conceived and directed by Steve Fagin, was staged last month at the Fábrica de Arte Cubano, in Havana. The production provokes a critical awareness of the systems of labor used to produce our clothing, our habits of consumption, and dramatizes how clothing functions as a form of expression, seduction, and often, manipulation. Thinking about …

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Music Video. | “Bag” | Fame School.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast June, Fame School dropped Get Well Soon.  From that ‘tape, on “Bag,” the Brooklyn duo is aided by the provocative podcaster, Taxstone. Through the creative lens of director, Gee-Lock, the accompanying visual is a methodical depiction that represents the Fool’s Gold fam. Here, Telli and Slim present their collective psyche. Unadulterated  artistry ensues; do enjoy!   Niki GatewoodI write.

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Variations. | Adele Schelling.

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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]dele Schelling‘s Variations flirts with fetishism in this brief but sweet series. Featuring feet as the main subject, Schelling hopscotches between various motifs and textures. 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,” we mean it. quietlunch.com

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Artists We Know: Minimal Notes | Catching up with Soren Roi.

In Audiorotic, The Menu by Jared And Alannah

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or our third bi-weekly feature here at Quiet Lunch, we caught up with Soren Roi, a performance artist and electronic musician who also produces a weekly event at Home Sweet Home entitled ‘Nothing Changes‘. He lives in Brooklyn, NYC.  J+A: Hi Soren, thanks for meeting with us on this rainy day.  What is exciting to you as a working artist right now? …

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Even This Will Pass. | Aida Silvestri.

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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]nspired by different of modes of travel, Aida Silvestri‘s Even This Will Pass depicts various routes from Eritrea to London—journeys and experiences of Eritrean refugees into the United Kingdom—then applies them separately over a series of blurred portraits. The series seeks to raise awareness in regards to human trafficking and immigrant hardship. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks …

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The Shadow’s Call. | Yva Calgren.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]oday we take a look back at The Shadow’s Call, Yva Calgren‘s subtle but moving solo show at Galleri Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm. 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,” we mean it. quietlunch.com

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NSFW | The Writing’s On the Body. | Yen Ting.

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[dropcap]B[/dropcap]ody painter Yen Ting transforms bodies into eerie works of art that almost come off as a natural occurrence. Despite having their skin altered by Ting’s design, her subjects still seem at home in their own flesh. 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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In Pieces. | Weronika Gesicka.

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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]ntermixing pseudoscience and an observation of memory, Polish artist Weronika Gesicka gives a believable glimpse into our subconscious. 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,” we mean it. quietlunch.com

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NSFW | You Know, The Usual. | Yulia Nefedova.

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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]llustrator Yulia Nefedova captures a certain casual carnality in her work. Whether she is depicting food play or a woman going through her menses, Nefedova never takes herself too seriously; yet her pieces always maintain a potent purpose that resonates with her audience. Nefedova is reckless but thoughtful and knows how and when to break boundaries. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a …

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POLAROIDS. | Jonathan Leder at Castor Gallery.

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[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast night, photography and fashion lovers braved the blizzard to attend the opening of Jonathan Leder‘s “Polaroids” show at Castor Gallery featuring NSFW images of models including Allie Leggett and Emily Ratajkowski. Guests packed into the overflowing Castor Gallery Downtown, mingling around the portraits with Wolffer Estate Wines in hand, before heading to the VIP after party at Drexler NYC. …

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Somewhere in Between. | Alessandro Sicioldr.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]oday we venture in the outré world of Alessandro Sicioldr. The Italian painter fuses surreal composition with familiar iconography to create otherworldly displays that resemble a blissful, faintly accessible dreamscape. 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,” we …

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Andy Moses: A 30-Year Survey. | The Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery.

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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ndy Moses: A 30 Year Survey opens today, February 10th, at the Santa Monica College Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery. Quiet Lunch was privvy to get a sneak peek at the show which maps Andy’s progression as artist these last thirty years and is, essentially, chronologically ordered beginning with his early black and white paintings created while living in …

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Memories Passed On. | April D. Felipe

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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]pril D. Felipe has quickly become one of our favorite ceramicists. Felipe’s quirky aesthetic and progressive usage of material makes her a standout amongst her fellow creatives. The way Felipe constructs her pieces results in a seamless transmutation of materials. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a …

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New Music. | “Friends” | Ill Brown |Ft.| Freddie Gibbs, BJ The Chicago Kid, & G-Wiz.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]hicago’s creative connoisseur , iLL Brown, is focused on the future. He remains driven by a relentless repertoire of artistic integrity; it includes producing, emceeing, and engineering.  And now, the HawkLyfe Records CEO, is prepping for the fall 2017 release of his EP,  Don’t Forget The Dope.  The project possesses unreleased songs from an array of Hip-Hop artists. On “Friends” the TeamBackPack producer unites with …

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A Cut (and Brush) Above the Rest. | Danielle Krysa.

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[dropcap]C[/dropcap]ombining choices cuts with well placed strokes, Danielle Krysa‘s pieces are refreshing, nimble and light on their feet. In Krysa’s final weeks as a painting major, her professor said “you should never paint again”—proof of the power of persistence. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but …

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The Vintage Type. | TuTu Vintage & Beautiful.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here is something therapeutic about the motion of typing; especially when it is accompanied by a rhythm that can only be heard through a vintage typewriter. Owned by London based couple Ivana and Veljko, TuTu Vintage & Beautiful provides Olympia Traveller De Luxe and mid-century BISER typewriters for who long for the analog typing experience. SHOP HERE! Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a …

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Music Video. | “Same Drugs” | Chance The Rapper.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]rt that provokes discussion is essential. With comfortable lyricism that compels the public, Chance The Rapper, is in the midst of erecting his legacy. His third mixtape, Coloring Book — which dropped last May– continues to earn critical acclaim.  Yesterday, (Feb. 6), via Facebook Live, the innovative MC debuted the video for “Same Drugs.” A cursory listen may lead one to believe that Chance is merely reminiscing …

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Music Video. | “This Is What It Comes Too” | Raekwon.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]y spitting classic lyricism that’s reinforced with the profound depth to remain contemporary, Raekwon, will always remain relevant. On March 24, The Chef is scheduled to drop his seventh solo album, The Wild.  To bolster the anticipation, the John Colombo-directed visual for “This Is What It Comes Too” recently debuted. The WU wordsmith is in supreme form. As the supple Xtreme …

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NSFW | Solarium. | Alice Wietzel.

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[dropcap]S[/dropcap]olarium by Alice Wietzel is 28 pages of well illustrated leisure. The young French illustrator depicts curvaceous lounging poolside, adorned with vivid tan lines. With only 100 copies available, it would be wise to get yours hand on one of these perfect bound books while you still can. SHOP HERE! Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to …

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Ours is a City of Writers.

In by Jena Serbu

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]os Angeles is a virtual anthill teeming with creatives. There’s not a single coffee shop, bar or drugstore that is not, at any time of day or night, giving refuge to someone living for their art. It is like no other city in the magnitude and disparity between artistic strife and success. Therefor go we. Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery …

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Music Video. | “Still Breathing” | Green Day.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

Photo courtesy: Frank Maddocks [dropcap]R[/dropcap]ather than being bound by an austere concrete concept, Revolution Radio — the latest offering from Green Day — reinforces why the band has been rewarded with longevity. Packed with passion and politics, the rocking trio does not disappoint. The eloquent vocal intertwined with the captivating production of “Still Breathing” has landed it atop Billboard’s rock radio chart. Having cultivated over thirty years …

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Joyful Noise. | Caho Aoyama.

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[dropcap]C[/dropcap]aho Aoyama latest series of untitled works are lively displays of color, pattern and distortion. The texture of the Japanese paper marries well with the melted and smeared acrylic. The grid-like background provides a faint sense of organization in the face of joyful noise. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and …

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NSFW | Down Under Covers. | Thy Tran.

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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]elbourne based photographer Thy Tran has an awkward but alluring aesthetic that really grabs hold of you. Tran’s work is intimate, playful and affectionately abstract. 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,” we mean it. quietlunch.com

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious at White Box. | Various Artists curated by Lara Pan.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Mark Bloch

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or fifty years we have been grappling with what the word “feminism” means. Somewhere between the appearance of two American films—both about nannies— one a sing-along children’s blockbuster created in 1963 and the other a cult documentary for the small screen released in 2013, every citizen of the world had to swallow at least one working definition of this problematic …

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Music Review. | Glitter in the Gears. | Guy Grogan.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]G[/dropcap]uy Grogan is determined to share his message. Released last December,  Glitter In The Gears, is his tenth solo release. Incredulous as it may sound, the Sante Fe, NM singer / songer who once contemplating quitting his passion, has gone on to earned acclaim for his talents. Starting off with, “Anatomy of a Crush,” Grogan attempts to show how amorous thoughts are stagnated by inactivity.   …

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Music Review. | Thirsty Hearts. | Thorin Loeks.

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[dropcap]E[/dropcap]nriched by the wilderness, Thorin Loeks is working to tame his artistic integrity. The Canadian crooner, taps his creative insight and welcomed the world to explore, Thirsty Hearts. This debut album from the adventurous artist demonstrates an acute account of his bold determination. Throughout the eight track endeavor, the 20-something songwriter pushes his penned perspective.  Loeks is left pondering, “…I’m left wondering Why keep dreaming …

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Music Video. | “Liquor” | XXX.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]onsumption used to escape a regimented existence is explored by  XXX.  In their Mattis Dovier–skewed visual to “Liquor,” FRNK and Kim Ximya  employ their their precise artistic integrity; dopeness ensues. Kyomi, the debut EP from this anti-K-Pop duo was released on July 9, 2016. Reflecting repression, “Liquor” compels one to exercise freedom. Restraint, a polarizing complex  is questioned. With production and emceeing, FRNK and …

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Music Video. | “Angel” | Emeline.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] hint of naughtiness boosts the ethereal vocals of Emeline. Since the second grade, the emerging Rhode Island entertainer, has been polishing a seemingly endless array of talents. Galvanized by a consuming work-ethic, the teenaged singer is determined to surpass the previous success of her iTunes charting, top 100 single, “You.” On  “Angel,” as rites-of-passage are revealed, and providence asserts itself, Emeline …

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Music Video. | “Between Huey and Malcolm” | Tyson Amir.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hether it’s formulating poignant stanzas, or  it’s fighting to reinforce freedom, Tyson Amir, continues to use his platform to  creatively appeal to the masses. Reared amidst a Revolutionary backdrop, this acclaimed Bay Area activist is preparing for the release of his debut book, Black Boy Poems.  Within the illuminating endeavor, Tyson poetically offers gripping and detailed experiences of the American, melanin-enriched man. …

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Artists We Know: Catching Up With Darryl Westly.

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[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or our bi-weekly feature here at Quiet Lunch, we caught up to date with Darryl Westly, a painter and mixed media artist who currently lives in Chinatown, NYC.  J+A: Hi Darryl, it’s good to see you, it looks like you have been busy!  Can you tell us what is exciting to you as a working artist right now? DW: You …

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May This Grilled Cheese Warm Your Winter. | Make It Yoself by Nashish Scott.

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Beef Bacon-Brussel Sprout Grilled Cheese with Gruyere and Caramelized Onions 4 slices beef bacon 1 ½ cups shredded brussel sprouts 1 clove garlic minced 1 small red onion sliced 1/8 inch thick 3-4 slices gruyere cheese 1 teaspoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 4 tablespoons butter 2 slices rye bread Salt Pepper Directions Preheat oven …

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Music Review. | New York City Dreams. | Marty McKay.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ollowing his 2014 debut album, Sin’s Disciple, Marty McKay is prepping for the release of his sophomore LP. On February 24, the Zurich artist is set to drop, New York City Dreams.  Comfortable with everything from Hip-Hop to Alternative Rock, the pending project includes an array of sounds and experiences. From challenging self, to discovering an unexpected love, to making amends, Marty McKay  uses this …

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Music Review. | Seneko. | Seneko.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tan “Seneko” Olshefski devotes himself to music. For the past six years, this Connecticut creator has meticulously invested his time into the art of songwriting. Last September, he debuted his self-titled EP, Seneko.  Bolstered by his Indie-Pop passion, the five-song collective centers around love. Smitten by a blue-eyed beauty, “Blindsided” tells a simplistically sweet tale of falling in love. Just as easy …

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Music Video. | “Down To The Sea” | Christina Rubino.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]ormented by echos of yesteryear, on “Down To The Sea,” Brooklyn’s own, Christina Rubino is stalked by depression. Amid an iconic Coney Island backdrop, being surrounded by crowds is not enough to alleviate its isolating shadow. “…Give me back my reason to sing / I have it all but I feel I’ve lost everything…,” smothered by hollowness, Christina laments her sorrow. This track is …

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Music Video. | “On Me” | Kese.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tanding atop his wallet, and his perceived accomplishments, Marquise “Kese” Glover, is extending a ferocious farewell! At seven years old, the Florida rapper was certain that he would become successful. As he preps for the release of his upcoming EP, Music Forever,  the emerging Orlando artist is focused. Driven by a Traumatone beat, “On Me,”  is a Jason Sirontin–directed visual.  To all his fellow artists who refused …

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Music Review. | Churches In Venice. | Topprraaa.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ew York MCs have been celebrated for creating Hip-Hop.  Overall, their stylish perspective has helped to define the evolving culture. With his unadulterated insight, the Lower East Side’s,  Topprraaa, has the provocative confidence to deliver his perspective. This Big Apple narrator fuses an impoverished existence, an ostentatious desire, and an unwavering candor which serves to bless,  Churches In Venice.  The entrenched hubris that kicks …

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NSFW. | Contortion. | Ingrid Maillard.

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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]ngrid Maillard‘s Contortion series is a delicately strained body of work that explores the contours of the female form. Done in the traditional vein of most studies, Maillard’s stroke give the figures a ribbon-like textures. 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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Music Review. | Answer to Influence. | Greg and the Granules.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]gnoring many constraining definitions, art simply exists. The introductory EP from Greg and  the Granules, Answer to Influence,  is Lead by frotman, Greg Maechling.  Although Maechling is part of the respected band, Particle Wave — which has cultivated a undulating psychedelic sound — the singer / songwriter’s new project is sonically exhausting. Greg definitely possesses the confidence to stretch his artistry, but he …

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New Memories. | Diane Meyer.

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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter highlighting her work some time ago, we decided to check in once again on Diane Meyer. Her ongoing series, TIME SPENT THAT MIGHT OTHERWISE BE FORGOTTEN, first caught our eye through sheer innovation and harmony. There was—and still is—this perfect balance of skill and sentiment. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life …