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Published: 03 December 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389194-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8919-4
... talkies survived. The bulk of them were ‘‘photographed and printed on highly combustible nitrate-based stock and has [sic] either gone up in flames in warehouse fires or crumbled to dust in rusty old cans in forgotten lofts Nevertheless, synopses of the films have been compiled by film scholars, and I...
Published: 05 June 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393917-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9391-7
... good voices, above all things, as in talking behind a picture screen much depends upon the carrying power of the voice, as a feeble voice is unable to penetrate through the sheet and is soon lost in the echoes of the fly- loft. The talking picture actor should be a good all- around player and an...
Published: 28 May 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397519-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9751-9
... 4 FEAR OF FLYING Kate Millett, the Difficulty of the New, and the Unmaking of the Feminist-as-Lesbian If Kate Millett had been my friend, I hope I would have told her this: Keep your notebook for yourself, but...
Published: 11 October 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390558-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9055-8
... describe the Loft, his legendary 1970s club, David Man- cuso claimed: ‘‘It’s a vibe. You’re having a peace of mind or you’re not. Usually the more you shed your ego the more peace of mind you will have Simon Reynolds’s suggestively titled Energy Flash argues that the Ecstasy experience in rave...
Published: 06 April 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394693-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9469-3
... exactly like Reggie, and the phantom still gains possession of me from time to time. When I got to college I was already a dancer. In my freshman year of high school I seized that role for myself, first, and definitively, at a Man- hattan loft party full of hip adults to which my father had...
Published: 30 August 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387053-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8705-3
... at a loft rented by the painter Nell Blaine in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Blaine was one of the chief movers of the Jane Street Gallery artists and, as a lesbian, was also a pivotal figure in queer bohemian society at this time. It was at her parties, Rivers recollects, that he...
Published: 01 March 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385615-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8561-5
...THE FENG SHUI HAS TAKEN A TURN (FENG SHUI LUN LIU Chapter 4 ZHUAN): CHANGING VIEWS OF THE GUANGDONG CHINESE TOWARD LIFE ABROAD FOLLOWING THE OPEN POLICY Massive social changes have accompanied China’s reentry into the world economy in the wake of the Open Policy and economic...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385110-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
... Loft. Initially the debacle, which occurred on 3 August and injured at least a dozen people, was put down to the Broadway Central’s age and the ‘‘weakening of its structure by decades 7 of vibrations from subways and heavy traffic However, a subsequent...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... attract a crowd of 1,800 on Fridays and 2,800 on Saturdays, with Italian and Latin dancers entering into rivalrous yet friendly competition. Elsewhere, Bruce Forest took over from Tee Scott at Better Days, while the Paradise Garage and the Loft fine-tuned their setups. Garage sound engineer Richard Long...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385110-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
..., a bar-discotheque with a deliberately similar name that was situated at 350 East Eighty-first Street, near First Avenue. D’Acquisto was asked to play, word began to spread, and David Mancuso became an early visitor. ‘‘I had been to Tamburlaine says the Loft host. ‘‘I heard it had...
Published: 01 April 2011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9373-3
... inconceivable from the hand of a cute young thing like me. But I was too young and stupid to decline loft visits,   an opportunity to make new friends, as I saw it. They found out the truth, one of the truths, soon enough.19 In a telling example, Piper recalls in the poem one first-time visitor...
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377665-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7766-5
... the Almanac Players, which included a troupe of left-wing dancers and theater people. Soon after that perfor• mance, Guthrie came to New York. Maslow, after talking with him at the loft where he was staying with other Almanac members, suggested they might perform together. Probably Guthrie...
Published: 26 April 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399728-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9972-8
... commentators usually allow: it begins in the 1950s, not the 1960s; new waves of musi- cians with new styles entered in the 1960s and again in the 1970s, espe- cially in the lofts of New York City; it appeared in places like Chicago, the West Coast, in downtown New York and Harlem; and there were parallel...
Published: 22 May 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383796-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8379-6
... engaged . . . Mr. Covey entered the stable with a long rope; and just as I was half out of the loft, he caught hold of my legs, and was about tying me up. As soon as I found what he was up to, I gave a sudden spring, and as I did so, he holding to my legs, I was brought sprawling to...
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375807-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7580-7
... The Black Community and the Affective Compact  75 Newark-­based black arts center chartered by Amiri Baraka, or Harlem’s East Wind performance loft, an incubator space for innovative black performance that I discuss below in this chapter. But neither was it un- like the...
Published: 24 March 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393078-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9307-8
... origins of such accumulation are reflected in explanations of the perceived material wealth of the Catholic Church in West Kalimantan: thus the Kantu’ say that the loft of the Catholic mission nearest to their territory is inhabited by a naga (dragon) that excretes gold coins when it is fed human...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396567-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9656-7
... the nickname of one of the "A-men" from the San Remo coffeeshop who visited Linich at Warhol's Factory. The performers twice danced in the lobby space, visible because the curtains that ordinarily hung from the choir loft during the dance con• certs had been opened. 14 Then the curtains closed...
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394914-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9491-4
... makes clear, the demise of Folsom must be seen in relation to the economic transformation of San Francisco: the alloca- tion of resources to tourism, downtown development, and office and residential high-rises, and away from art culture, local neighborhoods, and lofts and...
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396147-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9614-7
... The Origins of the Renaissance This one on my chest is my own design, for my heart chakra. This one is a Japanese symbol and I sort of turned it into a sun and put this around it. This one a friend of mine designed for me, it's like a Maori skull, and I...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396109-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9610-9
... often places them in direct conflict with the needs of poor or homeless people. Sharon Zukin's book Loft Living: Culture and Capital in Urban Change (1982) examines the extent to which artists, and a bohemian art culture, were integral components in the gentrification of lower Manhattan in the...