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Fear of Oatmeal by Muriel Miguel at Theatre For A New City

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If you want to take a metaphysical trip to the furthest reaches of time and space, then Fear of Oatmeal by Muriel Miguel is the play for you. Featuring a powerhouse performance from Gloria Miguel, the 91-year-old co-founder of the feminist collective Spiderwoman Theater and nestled in the legendary downtown Theatre for a New City. The play explores the liminal …

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Window Dressing: Artist Elliott De Cesare at Bergdorf Goodman.

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The other day, while walking from the Quiet Lunch offices on Fifth Avenue and 27th Street to a meeting further up Fifth by The Plaza Hotel, we couldn’t help but stop and stare at the magnificent window display at Bergdorf Goodman, the world’s premier fashion retailer. Not being Christmas, it’s rare our eyes spot something in the windows to temporarily …

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Anthony Bourdain Was a Friend of Mine

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Anthony Bourdain was not a friend of mine. In fact, some of those who know me well thought of him as my bête noir. I thought of him as my bête noir. But I didn’t know the man. I had read his piece, “Don’t Eat Before Reading This”, in the New Yorker in 1999, and it had resonated with me …

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HBO’s Fahrenheit 451 is All Smoke With No Fire

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There was a moment during the HBO film adaptation of the Ray Bradbury classic Fahrenheit 451 that I audibly groaned. Up until that point, I had been enjoying seeing the establishment of this dystopia and the struggle of it’s characters come to grips with its oppressiveness. There was subtle social commentary sprinkled here and there, and I enjoyed connecting the …

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Caveat Brings “Intelligent Nightlife” To The Lower East Side

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The still somewhat quaint, Callery pear tree-lined Clinton Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side has served as an ongoing case study in urban advancement since the early nineties when it transformed from a drug-swirling hotbed to niche culinary destination. Molecular gastronomy pioneer Wylie Dufresne’s wd-50 led the gentrifying charge in many ways, but it was the restaurant’s late 2014 closing …

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Negotiating with Nature. (Film Review)

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Negotiating with Nature fully captures today’s main issue: mankind’s current Weltanschauung clashes with the way nature works. Filmmaker Stefan van Norden has the lyrical objectivity and open-minded poetry to lead audiences through a narrative of awakening. This suave documentary is an ode to nature and a call to action for the natural environment’s renewal and survival of all living beings. …

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Ready Player One: The Modern Day Coin-Op

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As you can tell from my reviews for Pacific Rim: Uprising and A Wrinkle In Time, films which use nostalgia or adaptations of popular kid’s books can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, you have the happy thoughts and all of the warmth that comes along with a trip down memory lane. On the other, you have the realization that …

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Industrial Melanism | Neil Grayson | Debut Solo Exhibition Opening Night (Photo Recap)

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With everything going on right now, NYFW 2018 just ending, some other bowl, awards-awards-awards, I had to make sure that QL stopped by Neil Grayson’s debut solo exhibition, Industrial Melanism at Eykyn Maclean Gallery. The vibe was warm and inviting. The people were chatting, asking and awing. I know how lucky Quiet Lunch is to be able to continue to …

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Jinkies | Velma Dinkley | Antonio Deluca

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Who doesn’t love fan art & Scooby-Doo? Having a crush on Velma since forever is why I had to post about Antonio Deluca‘s Velma Dinkley illustration. Happy V-Day!? Bim StarThis New York City native breathes the concrete jungle. From be a stylist and clothing designer who’s pieces has graced the silhouettes of fashionistas and socialites alike, to running the streets …

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McSorley’s Old Ale House, New York & The Ashcan School

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“McSorley sold his ale across the bar at two mugs for a quarter. A tired man could go in, buy his mug, sit down and rest until his weariness passed. It was a meeting-place for artists, writers and musicians of the quieter kind. It was quiet there, and blue clouds of smoke from pipes and cigars were rarely disturbed. Conversation was quiet, earnest …

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Mind Confined | Frédéric Roullet

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Photographer: Frédéric Roullet – Frt Photo Model: Frederik Deberdt Bim StarThis New York City native breathes the concrete jungle. From be a stylist and clothing designer who’s pieces has graced the silhouettes of fashionistas and socialites alike, to running the streets to get the next story, Bim Star has made his name synonymous as the catalyst of the “urban-sophisticate” style …

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IDEO Cambridge | Eltono

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Like seriously, who would not want to work at this office? I love scrolling through my favorite new social network, ello when I need to find dope new artists. That’s how I came across this gem. French public space artist, Eltono teamed up with the Beyond Walls project this past November for a 3 wall mural. Located at 80 Prospect Street in …

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Slide-In Our DMs: Haitian-born Brooklyn Artist, Engels

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Slide in our DMs (direct messages) is a column dedicated to messages we receive of the latest exhibitions, music performances, new artists and videos that you may or may not be into. Check out this cool video produced by a blog called Gorky’s Granddaughter spotlighting Engels, a Haitian-born artist who currently lives in Brooklyn. Engels speaks about the inspiration behind his …

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Found! | Neon Artist: Chris Bracey.

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I know it has happened to you. You are thumbing through your feed and you come across an image that catches your eye. You tap to read more information. It’s some self-aggrandizing or pseudo-inspiring statement. Ok, I am guilty as charged with posting without credit on social media. But the fact is, somebody did create the image and deserves credit …

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NSFW. | Prince on a Black Horse. | Marloes Haarmans.

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I recently asked a curator, “why don’t we see dicks in art anywhere anymore? I mean if you really think about, it there were legit statues with johnsons on full display everywhere back in the day.” So I was stoked to come across a photo series called Prince on a Black Horse by Marloes Haarmans. Marloes Haarmans is a London and Amsterdam based conceptual photographer …

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Rubik. | Moli Studio.

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Rubik is graphic design art collaboration created by MiloStudio and Peter Tarka. Low key, this conceptual collection might be paying homage to famous Dutch graphic artist, Maurits Cornelis Escher’s Relativity (1953) lithograph print. Each image pops with vivid color and mind-bending perspectives. Rubik beautifully defies the laws of gravity yet feel perfect to the point where you could not imagine it any other way. Conceptual art …

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Is Facebook Making You Unsuccessful?

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Originally intended as a way for collegiate chums to keep in touch, Facebook has now grown into a monolith of cultural proportions. While some see it as a useful technological tool capable moving the societal needle, others see it as distraction that dissolving the very fiber of society itself. Despite its polarization, Facebook isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Nevertheless, just …

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New Enamel Face Pin by Shantell Martin.

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One of our favorite illustrators, Shantell Martin, just debuted a new enamel pin. Encouraging us all to not lose our head, this limited edition pin is now available for pre-order—but be sure to get yours now because Martin last sold out almost immediately. SHOP NOW! Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is …

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New Music. | Summer • Velvet. | Chazmere.

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You should give this track by the multi-disciplinary artist from the Bronx a listen. Chazmere recently released his latest EP, •FELT•, and Summer•Velvet truly embodies the vibes Chaz hopes we fall into or as he states: More than ever, what we see is distorted, filtered, manipulated. Ads everywhere. Infinite Scrolls, endless instant updates. Exploiting our attention. Breaking our focus. Taking our energy. •FELT• …

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LiAngelo Ball Reveals UCLA Made Him Thank Trump for China Release.

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A new entry in the Ball-Trump feud. During an interview with The Breakfast Club this week, former UCLA hoopster LiAngelo Ball revealed that the university made him thank President Donald Trump for helping with his release from China. Last November Ball was with teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill when they were accused of shoplifting some sunglasses and subsequently detained. …

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New Pin by Dadu Shin.

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We’re big fans of Dadu Shin and we are absolutely pleased to find out about his new pin! A universal hand signal meant to ward off undesirables, let this pin do it for so you don’t have to. SHOP HERE Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction …

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Happiness. | A Film by Steve Cutts.

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Happiness is a short animated film about a rodent’s relentless quest to find fulfillment. If the animation looks familiar it may because you saw the viral short Man by Steve Cutts that has over 24 million views on Youtube a few years back.  The short starts with a rodent running alone in a void (individuality) then he (assuming the rat …

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The Sound of Masturbation: 5 Masturbatory Anthems.

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No Nut November is coming to an end—yes, you read correctly, No Nut November. Apparently November has been deemed a month in which some collectively refrain from the vile but ecstatic act of masturbation; otherwise referred to in more brash circles as choking the chicken, jacking (or jilling) off or flicking the bean. Unlike its counterparts “No Shave November” a.k.a. …

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Sewing Icons. | Victoria Villasana.

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This embroidery infused work by Mexican artist Victoria Villasana is amazing. You may recognize her name because Victoria was a prolific street artist in London for a decade. Known for “her rebellious femininity and cross-cultural imagery”, Villasana mixes her love for yarn with images of visionaries, positive messages, colours, and patterns to create these dope pieces of art featuring iconic figures like Amy Winehouse, Nina …

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New Music. | King Salomon. | Salomon Faye.

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The homie Salomon Faye released his debut EP King Salomon featuring the critically acclaimed single “LIVE LEARN” featuring J. Cole & Eryn Allen Kane. The album artwork was created by artist Ryan Bock who we featured in our previous print edition, Book N°4. Stream the EP project below. Bim StarThis New York City native breathes the concrete jungle. From be a stylist and …

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Into the Light. | Cascione & Lusciov.

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Sculpting duo, Cascione & Lusciov wants the audience to step into the future with their 2016 bronze sculpture series, Into the Light. Inspired by scientific research and study of pure forms, Into the Light features pieces with lines that flow in a precise conceptual drawing of the object being conceived in three dimensions. Sketches, drawings, physical and virtual models were exploited to identify the final …

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Open This Book and Say Cheese. | LITERALLY, This Book is a Camera.

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We all have a fond love for pop-up books but have you ever seen a pop-up book that can also take a picture?! Aptly called, THIS BOOK IS A CAMERA, Kelli Anderson designed the book to discover the inner workings of the camera. For analog aficionados, learning how to use a non digital camera can be intimidating but this book makes it …

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New Video. | Finesse. | Bl’eve Brown.

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ew East Coast co-founder, producer and rap artist, Bl’eve Brown just released his latest track, Finesse featuring Jimmy2Shoes with over 200,000 streams on Spotify! The new visual, directed by Kevin Chiu, depicts Bl’eve going around the city as he raps about how sometimes, all you have to do is finesse ’em. Peep the video below and give it a like. Click …

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The Long Wet Grass. | Seamus Scanlon.

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The resonance of tires against the wet road is a mantra, strong and steady.  The wipers slough rain away in slow rhythmic arcs into the surrounding blackness.  The rain falls slow and steady, then gusting, reminding me of Galway when I was a child where Atlantic winds flung broken fronds of seaweed onto the Prom during high tide.  Before the …

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Edo Ball x Season 2. | Andrew Archer.

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With the NBA season starting this past week, Andrew Archer returns with season 2 of  Edo Ball artworks. Andrew  put in some big work over the off-season to create a new series of 10 artworks. Each artwork has a fresh new story and has been finished off in the iconic Edo—Ball style. This season features The Wolfpack, The Durantula and my personal …

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CALIFORNIA LOCOS. | SOCAL ORIGINALS – MASTERS OF STYLE.

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Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA –”a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles”– opens this evening at the Getty Museum. Quiet Lunch, however, will be hangin’  with some of the most notorious LA artists in that city’s Chinatown for this evening’s opening of CALIFORNIA LOCOS: SOCAL ORIGINALS – MASTERS OF STYLE at Eastern …

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Look At God. | Ty Odu.

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I was digging around the interwebs and came across a dope visual piece called Black Goddess by Ty Odu. Check out his work on DeviantArt. Bim StarThis New York City native breathes the concrete jungle. From be a stylist and clothing designer who’s pieces has graced the silhouettes of fashionistas and socialites alike, to running the streets to get the …

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Why Network Television Doesn’t Deserve The Carmichael Show.

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reat shows get cancelled all the time, some for a good reason and others out of nowhere. Unfortunately, The Carmichael Show seems to have a plot in both parts of that sitcom graveyard. That is ultimately the way it goes in TV Land; but the death of The Carmichael Show reeks of foul play. Well, not foul play exactly but it seems …

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Rooting for the Underdog or Undermining Black Girl Magic?

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veryone loves an underdog—especially when it comes to sports. The 1980 US Olympic hockey team versus the Soviet Union, Patrick Ewing and the Knicks versus Michael Jordan and the Bulls… everyone wants the “little guy” to have their day in the sun. But sometimes things aren’t so simple. Sometimes there are politics involved that can add meaning to the jeers …

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ENDLESS: ‘Ordinary-Life Looping Machines’. | Moli Studio.

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owadays it seems we are continually searching for an explanation to our issues, quests, challenges, or problems… only to find more clues, leads, or new information but without any closure. A Buenos Aires based visual studio called Moli Studio, released a video project called ENDLESS: ‘Ordinary-Life looping machines’, a 3D motion graphic story about the constant searching each of us are …

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NEW MUSIC | Three Jewels. | Mike Dean MWA.

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ike Dean is a master of his craft but still finds the opportunity evolves his skill set. He displays his God-level production skills in his latest release Three Jewels off his new imprint, MWA Records. In conjunction with Moog‘s limited re-issue run of the iconic Minimoog Model D synthesizer, Moog just released Mike Dean’s live production session of Three Jewels at the Moog …

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New Music. | Just Like You. | Joyner Lucas.

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oday, Oxford officially extended the definition of the word “woke” to the dictionary. In the spirit of being “woke”, you should take a listen to Joyner’s Lucas‘ “Just Like You” track off his latest release, “(508) 507 2209” because the lyrical content in this song is what a woke rapper should sound like nowadays. Here’s to more woke rap. …And …

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Institute of Arab and Islamic Art in New York. | Inaugural Opening.

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uring our coverage of Frieze Week this year, Quiet Lunch had the honor of attending the Institute of Arab and Islamic Art‘s Inaugural Opening in New York City. Qatar’s Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Al-Thani opened the IAIA in the Chinatown area of New York to raise awareness and challenge stereotypes of the Arab and Islamic worlds. Its first show features the …