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Nice Jewish Music

Glen Roven | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts
Glen Roven

When Jerome Kern announced he was going to compose a score for a show based on Marco Polo, an enthusiastic reporter asked, "What type of music will you compose?" Kern answered without missing a beat, "Nice Jewish music." (Oh, how I hope that's true.)

On the Culture Front: Winter Jazzfest

Chris Kompanek | Posted 02.02.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

NYC Winter Jazzfest turns those icy days into a bracing experience that allows savvy fans to binge on dozens of acts spread across ten venues in the village that delve deep into the many sub-genres of this timeless form.

Discussion with Sub Pop Founder Bruce Pavitt

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 03.01.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

Eleven years before the release of Nirvana's juggernaut Nevermind during the apex of glam metal, Sub Pop Records was a fledgling Xerox-and-X-Acto-knife-produced fanzine that championed local music scenes across the country.

Morgan Spurlock Unveils New Comic-Con Documentary

Andrew Reilly | Posted 11.12.2011 | Arts

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock debuted his latest, 'Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope', at the Toronto International Film festival this week...

Are Hipsters Really That Bad?

ARTINFO | Posted 06.18.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

LCD Soundsystem played their final show at Madison Square Garden earlier this month, putting a neat period on a certain phase of hipster culture. I'd ...

West Point's Gay Culture: Gay, Lesbian Cadets Talk Of Army School's Vibrant Subculture

The New York Times | COREY KILGANNON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Code words, secret societies, covert meetings, fake identities: these are tools that a certain set of cadets learn here at the Uni...