Taking a visual trip to 70s New York at CBGB, a mythical nightclub opened in 1973 in the East Village. Initially intended as the home for Country, Blue Grass and Blues bands (hence the venue’s initials), it soon became famed for being the starting point for the careers of such punk-rock and new wave acts as the Ramones, Talking Heads, Television or Blondie.
Recorded at The Factory, Manchester September 28 1979.
- Twenty Four Hours (soundcheck, fades out)
- Atmosphere (fades in)
- Twenty Four Hours (fades out, incomplete)
Disturb the universe?
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" I. 45 (1917) by T.S. Eliot via The Yale Book of Quotations
An important question to ponder for the weekend, from the literary giant, T.S. Eliot, in honor of his birthday.
Do you dare?(via yalepress)
"After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say, I WANT TO SEE THE MANAGER.” William S, Burroughs
"An artist is a spokesman for a society at any given point in history." - Keith Haring (1982. Polaroid courtesy of the Keith Haring Foundation)
Keith Haring: The Political Line starts November 8th.
Who was Bernice Bing? Activist, artist, lesbian, Asian American and more. Spend an afternoon getting to know this Bay Area icon through the documentary film The Worlds of Bernice Bing this Sunday, September 28.
After the screening, join award-winning director Madeleine Lim for a Q&A sesh as well as a panel discussion with locals Tina Takemoto, Kim Anno, Thao Nguyen and Malik Seneferu.
Peeling Back the Label
The global food system is profoundly flawed—there’s enough food being produced yet one in eight are undernourished; food and beverage companies pollute water sources and have unfair labor practices; costs related to diabetes amount to $245 billion dollars annually in the U.S. and rates are only expected to rise. To bring awareness to some of these problems, Oxfam developed the Behind the Brands campaign.
“Reading a collection of letters from the beginning straight through to the end is one step up from reading the phone book.”
This week’s staff picks, including Samuel Beckett’s letters, death row dinner, and Bard without Leon Botstein.
Aya, 16, in her basement bedroom, looks for an outfit to wear to school
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