You Are Not Here


| August 1, 2001


You Are Not Here, Matt Tait, Flaneur
Urbanite Matt Tait examines the recent New York City trend of bars and clubs stealing the accoutrements of 'quaintly outmoded blue-collar business[es].' In Flaneur, the online magazine dedicated to celebrating urban living, Tait prods at the idea of the beauty salon-cum-bar, at the exclusivity and campiness of it all. 'And because of my recently increased access,' he writes, 'my gut feeling ... has become a reasoned conviction that these places are disingenuous, one more smokescreen afforded by the exact demographic that could do with one less.'
--Sara V. Buckwitz
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