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Monthly Archive for January, 2008

I remember the war on graffiti. I remember when they singled out people like the brothers Smith and tried to vilify them as best they could. The battle continues today, only more so. Even toy kids these days are getting their names in the paper when they get caught for catching just a few tags […]

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Angry M.F. Fisher puts it together again: Dense? Some might say that but cold is the first word that comes to this Girl Reporter’s mind. How, Angry? To the bone. Huh? No, not Trini To the Bone– almost as popular an expression of national pride as crab & dumplin’– it’s just what happens when you […]

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The Music Director explains: Call them blasphemy, call them illegal, what you will, but like a Newtown Creek coelacanth, Nordic Wave legends The Scene Is Now are a creature at odds with most commonly held notions of style, time or careerism. More or less “led” by co-founders Chris Nelson & Phil Dray (each of whom […]

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This just in over via the drum! Swan reports: Brooklyn’s newest– & already preeminent– Blogga With Attitude, John Strausbaugh, has made two recent postings in anticipation of the imminent publication of Sissy Nation: How America Became A Culture of Wimps & Stoopits –> Mommy Spanks the Class President The First Blackface President Remember, John’s first […]

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why is he writing these delectable things about Queens? Although Queens is the largest borough in terms of area, if you walk into a bookstore or library and check out the New York City section, you won’t have an easy time learning about it. Most New York City guidebooks treat Manhattan as the only borough […]

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BZA with Greetings From Dunedin, Toad asks… huh? That must be Florida because Brooknam don’t shake like that, not at the Royal Rib House on Halsey, the Carolina Country Store on Atlantic or even Jimmy’s Luncheonette on E. 169th St up in the Boogie Down. What happened? The only thing I can figure is she […]

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Ernie Koy, Jr. was there! Going back– way back– with Just-Ice & his producer of the time, the never-shy KRS-One. While old-timers revel in the memory, there’s still a nagging question among internet gangsters, architectural loft dwellers, upbeat journalists & “yummy” brunch eaters from Gowanus, Vinegar Hill & Williamsburg all the way up to Mott […]

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a funny thing happened to Centipede on the way to The Blogidad tonight: First, New York Calling contributor and Brooklyn resident John Strausbaugh is now offering encyclicals to the good citizens of Sissy Nation here. Nobody For President is one sentiment but everybody should pile into their fave downtown or Flatbush dollar van on the […]

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canarsie’s fine the sun shines most of the time & the feeling is laid back palm trees grow & rents are low but you know i keep thinking about making my way back well i’m brighton beach born & raised but nowadays i’m lost between two shores canarsie’s home but it ain’t mine brighton’s mine […]

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Dear Music Director, Now that we’re two weeks into The Year of Our Toad 2008, many listeners are curious what WWIB’s Best NYC Hip-Hop Records of 2007 were. I don’t want to put too fine a point on it but ya’ll are pretty goddamn late! Last year, it made sense with Nas’ Hip Hop Is […]

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