Friday, 19 September 2014

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Checking Out ‘Conservative Couture’

Checking Out ‘Conservative Couture’

In this episode of CUNY TV's "Independent Sources," Muslim and Jewish designers specialize in "conservative couture," and a body products site caters to the often untapped market of "brown women."

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‘A Flying Dodo Society’ Lands in Brooklyn

‘A Flying Dodo Society’ Lands in Brooklyn

Members of the Puerto Rican band, which settled in Brooklyn for its music scene, tell Brooklyn Daily Eagle that they write from a world described as "a jungle made out of cereal boxes."

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Mexico’s Independence Day Celebrated in the Bronx

Mexico’s Independence Day Celebrated in the Bronx

Thousands turned out to celebrate Mexico's Independence Day at the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx, a location convenient for many of the borough's Mexican residents, reports Diario de Mexico.

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Arts Festival Expands Idea of ‘Queer’

Arts Festival Expands Idea of ‘Queer’

The director of the Queer New York International Arts Festival speaks to The Lo-Down about reconceptualizing the meaning of "queer" and putting it into the hands of the artists.

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Filipinos Turn Out for Night of ‘Here Lies Love’

Filipinos Turn Out for Night of ‘Here Lies Love’

Not seeing many Filipinos in the audience, the cast of the off-Broadway production about former first lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos held a "Filipino Night," reports Asian Journal.

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Opinion: The Choice of Modesty in Women’s Fashion

Opinion: The Choice of Modesty in Women’s Fashion

Modest clothing is an "opportunity rather than a restriction," states a piece in The Jewish Daily Forward, an all-too-familiar fact to conservatively-dressed, observant women.

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Bringing ‘Vulgar Colors’ to Brooklyn

Bringing ‘Vulgar Colors’ to Brooklyn

The group "Vulgar Colors" is hosting events, helping the community and promoting music in Brooklyn, reports Brooklyn Brief.

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Albertine Brings French Books to NYC

Albertine Brings French Books to NYC

Albertine brings French books to NYC after a 5-year hiatus following the closing of La Librairie Française, France-Amérique reports.

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Making Indigenous-themed Art in NJ

Making Indigenous-themed Art in NJ

Using natural materials, Mexico native Rosa López handcrafts art pieces inspired by indigenous peoples, reports Diario de Mexico.

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Where to See New Irish Plays

Where to See New Irish Plays

New York is where the greatest number of new Irish plays are produced each year, thanks to the Origin Theatre Company's 1st Irish Theatre Festival.

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A Stretch of Mott Street Remembered

A Stretch of Mott Street Remembered

An article in The China Press describes Chinatown of a century ago, where the Port Arthur Chinese Restaurant and the merchant Soy Kee & Co. did business at 7-9 Mott St.

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