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That Voice, Those Parties: Remembering Jean Stein - The New York Times
To conjure Jean Stein you must first imagine the voice — a soft and breathy near-whisper, by turns merry or full of steel. It was a voice suited to late-night telephone conversations and dinners at the corner tables of now-forgotten Manhattan restaurants.
jeanstein  newyork  society  nytimes  writing 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
White Privilege and Black Lives in the Baltimore Music Scene
During my first few years in Baltimore, when friends who lived elsewhere asked me about it, I said many of the same things I’d heard about it before I moved. That it was magical. That I’d never felt so at home. That the people were beautiful and purposed and supportive. If you asked me the same thing now, I’d still tell you how much I love this city. I’d also still say that living in Baltimore affords one a sense of freedom, except to add that the sense of freedom exists almost solely for non-black artists and musicians. Whatever benefits there are for non-black artists and musicians to live in and move to Baltimore are directly indebted to the majority black population of Baltimore. Our liberties come at the cost of theirs
janahunter  baltimore  race  class  society  music  pitchfork  art  whiteprivilege 
july 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Trouble in Paradise
Settled in 1790 by mutineers from the storied H.M.S. Bounty, Pitcairn Island is one of the British Empire’s most isolated remnants, a mystical hunk of rock that was largely ignored until 1996. Then Pitcairn’s secret was exposed: generations of rape and child molestation as a way of life. Delving into the South Pacific island’s past, the authors chronicle its 10-year clash with the British legal system, which ripped apart a tiny society.
vanityfair  pitcairnisland  crime  anthropology  society  sexuality  travel  rape 
september 2014 by brendanmcfadden
THE DISCONNECT
Why are so many Americans living by themselves?
thenewyorker  culture  marriage  relationships  society 
may 2012 by brendanmcfadden

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