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The N.Y.P.D. Clamps Down on Jazz

At 8:45 a.m. on a frigid January morning, the protesters are warming up: “Mic Check!” “Mic Check!”

Burlesque, Beer, and PowerPoint

Brooklyn Brainery’s Society for the Advancement of Social Studies hosts a night of sexy history…

Fear of the First Amendment

According to Sean Barry of VOCAL-NY, the “fear of police contact is a major problem” for those trying to mobilize the city’s poor to attend political protests.

The Privatized Mind

Throughout this fall I was constantly texting. Anytime I had a free moment, I’d whip out my cellphone, never satisfied until I’d made contact.

Music that Picks You Up

Both the outpatient dialysis unit and the inpatient pediatric wing at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Flatbush are packed, and the bleeps and blips of electronic moni

The Brief Histories & Modern Journey of a Vinyl Record

The modern vinyl record began its life at a 1920 funeral, with King George V and the procession walking down Whitehall, while two producers, waiting for their arrival, sat in a truck parked outside Westminster Abbey in London.


The Brooklyn Rail

FEB 2012

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