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Lil Peep’s Mother Gets Deep About Opioid Crisis, Posthumous Albums at Intense Listening Event

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Jem Aswad for Variety Magazine:

… emotions were complex Thursday night at Ideal Glass, the small East Village performance space where a select audience of 100 or so people gathered to hear a playback of Lil Peep’s first posthumous album, “Come Over When You’re Sober, Part 2.”

Yet to their credit, the organizers of the event — Columbia Records, which is distributing the album; Peep’s business partner, First Access Entertainment chief Sarah Stennett; and his mother, Liza Womack — handled the situation respectfully and lovingly.

The Museum Of Broken Windows: Powerful, But Incomplete

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Ashoka Jegroo for Gothamist:

Earlier this week, a “pop-up experience” appeared in Greenwich Village courtesy of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU). Inside a small space on West 8th Street, the NYCLU has set up its Museum of Broken Windows, which features the work of multiple artists showcasing “the ineffectiveness of Broken Windows policing, which criminalizes our most vulnerable communities.”

New York Today: The Rundown on our State IDs

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Adriana Balsamo and Alexandra S. Levine for The New York Times:

The Museum of Broken Windows opens in Manhattan this weekend.

The pop-up site, created by the New York Civil Liberties Union, uses art as commentary on “broken windows” policing, a strategy meant to bring safety and stability to crime-plagued cities and violent neighborhoods by cracking down on low-level offenses, but one that is criticized for the racial disparities in arrests.

The museum features work by artists from New York and across the country, many of whom have been incarcerated or directly affected by broken windows policing.

During the museum’s weeklong run, it is hosting events with policy experts, local activists and families of victims of police brutality.

Under the Radar, but Cranked to 11

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Matthew Schneier for The New York Times:

It was dark and loud on Monday night in Ideal Glass, a performance space on East Second Street, the site of the first solo presentation by a little-known, prodigiously talented men’s wear designer named Kozaburo Akasaka.

Nine p.m., the last show slot of the day, is not generally a sought-after one during New York Fashion Week, but you got the feeling that Mr. Akasaka would have been just as happy to have gone even later.

“I couldn’t have the vision to do a normal runway show,” he said. He hasn’t, in fact, done any shows or events at all. For this, his debut, he insisted on a psychedelic happening, a crowd milling and a few brave souls lightly moshing, to the throbbing drone of a Chilean psych band called Föllakzoid.