Thomas still remembers his days lugging collections up Seventh Avenue in New York City—where he now lives—which was required if anyone were to see his creations.
The films of Daniel Nearing have a magical-yet-elegiac quality—mingling noirish pastoral scenes with flashes of urban life, black-and-white cinematography with brief shots of color.
“We give customers 110 percent authentic Peruvian food,” Abdalla says. It is his belief that their commitment to authenticity has had an impact, paving the way for the Fairview Lounge’s popularity.
Stine’s woodworking shop is a short walk from the family farmhouse, one of many dotting the cornfields and gentle knolls of Dow. The scene is so beautiful that it subverts the potential for cliché.