SCOTT BORCHERT has written for Southwest Review, Monthly Review, The Rumpus, and PopMatters, among other publications, and lives in New Jersey.
Gothic Revival RevisedBy Scott Borchert
Cynics may be forgiven for imagining the Brooklyn Folk Festival as an expression of the prevailing mania for old-time kitsch. Examples of this phenomenonin apartment décor, food production, fashion, booze culture, and so onneed not be rehashed here. Thankfully, the festival isnt one of them.