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Monday, April 12th, 2010

Darfur to Brooklyn

On Sunday “The New York Times” published a photo essay on the daily lives of the approximately 300 immigrants from the Darfur region of Sudan who live in Kensington, Brooklyn. The images are by Dave Sanders, “a photojournalist who lives in nearby Park Slope, has been documenting the community since the fall of 2008.”  (He

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Mos Def, ‘White Drapes’

Preview of new video. He got his game back.

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Music Break / Lee Fields & The Expressions

His homepage

Friday, November 27th, 2009

10 Music Videos for the Weekend

Since it is Friday, I might as well put up a few music videos. First up is the Kano remix of The Very Best’s “Julia” (remember earlier this year’s excellent “The Warm Heart of Africa” album?):

Monday, November 16th, 2009

MUSIC BREAK / MANIC STREET PREACHERS

Music overload the last few days. Lots of work. I love this video (filmed by Andrew Dosunmu) and this band. This was filmed at the Paul Robeson theater which is two blocks away from where I live.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

DOUBLE STANDARDS

The picture above–taken at a famous cake shop in my neighborhood which has contributed to my unhealthy state–accompanied a story today in The New York Times on the city’s mayoral candidates': Michael Bloomberg the wealthy candidate who...

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

MUSIC BREAK / DIRTY PROJECTORS

I don’t necessarily like everything this Brooklyn group brings out, but I definitely feel this song, “Stillness is the Move,” (released earlier this year) as well as the video shot in Vermont. What’s with the llamas?) by...

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