Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The College of Saint Rose to Host Marc Spitz, author of TWEE

Frequency North, the visiting writers reading series at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, has added a talk by Marc Spitz—author of Twee: The Gentle Revolution in Music,Books, Television, Fashion, and Film—to  their “aggressively eclectic” lineup of events.

Twee is the definitive history of the hugely prevalent, old-fashioned and yet highly modern “twee” movement. Focusing on its origins and hallmarks, Spitz charts the rise of this trend from its forefathers like Disney, Salinger, Plath, Seuss, Sendak, Blume, and Jonathan Richman, to its underground roots in the post-punk United Kingdom, through the late 80s and early 90s of K Records, Whit Stillman, Nirvana, Wes Anderson, Pitchfork, This American Life, and Belle and Sebastian, to the current (and sometimes polarizing) appeal of Girls, Arcade Fire, Rookie magazine, and hellogiggles.com.

Here are the details for Marc’s visit (which is, like all Frequency North events, open to the public)
When: 7:30 pm, Thursday, November 6
Where: The College of Saint Rose, Saint Joseph Hall Auditorium, 985 Madison Ave., Albany, NY

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