David Freeland, author of Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan’s Lost Places of Leisure, takes Channel 13 on a tour of 133rd st. in Harlem, a quiet residential street where swing music once ruled.
Choice reviews Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan’s Lost Places of Leisure by David Freeland. The late Ray Browne, considered the father of American popular-culture studies, defined popular culture as “what people do.” In
My grandmother, Jean Gosse, wrote poems that reflected daily life and concerns in mid-20th century Newfoundland. At the time “The Little Boy who didn’t pass” was written (the early 1950s), Newfoundland had only recently become
The New York Society Library has chosen Boulevard of Dreams: Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope Along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx by Constance Rosenblum as a winner in the 2009-2010 New York City Book
From popmatters.com – It’s easy to tell the difference between a book that is written with genuine passion, and one that’s written to fulfill a contract, or build a curriculum vitae, or fatten a wallet.
“You Are Here” is a public art project, linked to New York journalist and historian David Freeland’s new book, Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville, that helps New Yorkers (and that includes both residents and visitors)
A review of Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan’s Lost Places of Leisure by David Freeland appeared in the August 8th edition of the Wall Street Journal. Newton’s third law—every action has an equal
A review of Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan’s Lost Places of Leisure in this week’s Time Out NY: New Yorkers who incessantly gripe about gentrification have become as grating as the near-constant noise