Sophie Weiner

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The NYC Dance Parade Shows Why the Cabaret Law Must Die

We spoke to revelers at the massive outdoor event about efforts to repeal the city's controversial legislation.
Sophie Weiner
5.23.17
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New York's DIY Community Convenes at Market Hotel to Try to Repeal the City's No-Dance Law

Hundreds of people meet last night in Brooklyn to voice concerns over the challenges facing the nightlife scene.
Sophie Weiner
3.31.17
Thump

Are Sex Parties Legal? We Spoke to A Veteran Promoter To Find Out

In our Dancing vs. The State series, THUMP explores nightlife's complicated relationship to law enforcement, past and present.
Sophie Weiner
3.12.17
Dancing VS the State

Are Sex Parties Legal? We Spoke to A Veteran Promoter To Find Out

Sex-positive communities navigate a complex set of archaic laws regulating morality.
Sophie Weiner
3.7.17
Thump

Trump’s Travel Ban Continues to Cause Chaos for International Dance Music Community

Even with the federal ruling halting the controversial executive order, DJs and producers are already reeling from its effects.
Sophie Weiner
2.8.17
Features

Here's How the Travel Ban Is Crippling Dance Music

Even with the federal ruling halting the controversial executive order, DJs and producers are already reeling from its effects.
Sophie Weiner
2.7.17
Features

Promoters of the Year: Discwoman Opens Up the Dancefloor for Everyone

Co-founder Frankie Hutchinson looks back on the collective and booking agency’s year of genre-obliterating parties.
Sophie Weiner
12.28.16
thump news

How the Alleged Hannah Wants Plagiarism Scandal Became a Conversation About Gender

Was the whole thing blown out of proportion simply because the artist in question was a woman?
Sophie Weiner
9.14.16
Features

Inside the Spiritual World of Plant-Based Instruments

Two biofeedback artists invented the MIDI Sprout to help people better understand the natural world by using plants to create music.
Sophie Weiner
9.7.16
Features

Why Clubs Like Pulse Are So Essential to the LGBTQ Community, According to New Yorkers During Pride

"If you lived in the middle of nowhere and there was a gay bar 20 miles away, that would be your only sanctuary."
Sophie Weiner
6.14.16
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Photos: New Yorkers Pay Respect to Victims of The Orlando Shooting at The Stonewall Inn

Emotions ran high as the LGBTQ landmark played host to mourners, activists, and speakers with competing agendas.
Sophie Weiner
6.14.16
Thump

FORM Arcosanti Is Trying To Change Festival Culture By Letting The Right People In For Free

Hundred Waters' desert weekender demonstrates the upswings—and potential pitfalls—of curating the perfect crowd.
Sophie Weiner
5.20.16
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