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Kim’s Video Owner: ‘Netflix is the Winner’

headerlogoThe obituary has been written for the last standing location of Kim’s Video & Music. But like any good title in the zombie movie section, this East Village video store operation may rise again in some form.

From Tom Roston‘s New York Times piece:

Pressed by higher rents, [owner Yongman] Kim said he plans to close the First Avenue store at the end of next month, 27 years after he opened the first one, on Avenue A, in 1987. But this is more than a story of rising rents and the disruption wrought by digital streaming. It’s the tale of a downtown culture now largely lost, one in which clerks and creative types mingled, influencing one another and the scene as well…

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Oxford American: Music Issue

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Local girl Iris Dement is profiled in the annual music issue of Oxford American, by novelist Kevin Brockmeier. You get a CD sampler, too.

Neal Pollock revisits Austin in a piece on the Music Lab.

Nicole Boddington recounts winning a Britney Spears look-alike contest at a concert, but not in a way either poignant or amusing.

Cintra Wilson interviews Richard Hell, and it would been far more interesting the other way around. Wilson’s got a knock-out piece on Lindsay Lohan, the Tennesee Williams heroine, too.