Luc Sante


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  • 2 months ago | Fashion

    Jean-Michel Basquiat has ascended so far in the night sky since I last saw him, in 1983, and especially since his untimely death five years later, that I have to squint hard to remember his earthly and physical presence. He had a disquieting stare...

  • 13 years ago

    Unless you think it stands for a slightly tarnished category of theatrical entertainment, you are probably under the impression that Broadway is merely a street. That street is either the original model, which begins at the foot of Manhattan and r...

  • 15 years ago

    Charley Patton is a star, specifically one of those stars that are more distinct in your peripheral vision than when you look directly at them in the night sky. Among the first recorded generation of country blues practitioners he was the king. Th...

  • 16 years ago

    In the beginning the ideal pop tune was as simple and irreducible as an egg, and once it had entered your head you couldn't drive it out with any device short of frontal lobotomy. It had to be so in the early days of the entertainment industry (po...

  • 17 years ago

    "Sonic matters, Sonic Kollaborations" exhibition, 77 Wooster street, through september 10(photo courtesy of Printed Matter ). Speaking of ghosts, I'm looking at the poster for the Noise Fest that occupied White Columns, on far west Spring Street, ...

  • 18 years ago

    Among the geezers and crones of my generation who have no connection with the popular music industry, Beck is the answer to the question. And the question is: "Name a recording artist born after 1970 whose works you've actually gone out and bought...


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