Tag Archives: nyc

With her bangles and her spangles and her stars

the making of "beauty and crime" […] “I met Philip Glass as I was walking down the street,” she explains over the phone from, of course, Manhattan. “I run into him fairly often. And he said, ‘How’s it going?’ I said that I was without a record deal, and he looked really happy and said, […]

You should know the score by now

My New York age is 28 This New York age puts you-generally speaking-into the young category. That's what you were hoping for, right? Run and tell your friends. Then get drunk (as usual). Then sleep it off. Then pop an Adderall. Then come back and consider experimenting with a more mature type of New York […]

Vox Hunt: Jump Around

Show us a picture of someone or something jumping. Submitted by Elizabeth Lee. Tic and Tac fake their leap This photo was part of last year's trip to New York City.

QotD: Reflecting on September 11th

What are your personal memories of September 11th? 091201ny03 I remember feeling 'housed. Shook. Got. I remember not so much wanting to turn someplace into a glassy expanse as feeling frightened of others whose grief spurred them to invoke nuclear parking-lot dreams. I remember thinking that everything that had gone to hell in a handbasket […]

Practicing and performing the mnemonic rituals of a kinetic orality

The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double Dutch to Hip-hop Chicken Noodle Soup […] In The Games Black Girls Play, Gaunt argues that cheers — songs and seemingly nonsensical chants performed in conjunction with handclaps and foot stomps — offer entertainment for black girls across the country, but they also play a […]