This website is an open call for our community to establish a media cooperative for independent, DIY, artists, makers, creatives, writers, teachers, and inventors in our borough. It is a call to create a profile, add your events to a central calendar, discover and make friends and build an audience across similar interests, industries, or fields. When we know each other, we can support each other, have genuine conversations, connect over mutual interests and have a rigorous and multifaceted debate about what should happen in our community.
Though Zuzuka Poderosa describes her sound as “South America meets the South of North America” we’d like to think there’s some of the Southside in there too. I asked Zu about her new music, favorite Brooklyn venues, interracial music babies, and what’s up with her in 2014.
‘Tis the season to start planning for Burning Man as registration opens to prance on the desert playa this August. Read the transcript of what Electronic Frontier Foundation founder John Perry Barlow and Burning Man founder Larry Harvey had to say at the 2013 gathering on the past, present and future of making Black Rock City their home.
One day after George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a group of young men gathered in Fort Greene Park and discussed Trayvon’s death, stop and frisk, and daily life. Watch the mini-doc.
BrooklynTheBorough.com has been an endeavor. I had no idea what I was getting myself into starting this project, and that’s probably a good thing. Five years later, I’ve come to view this place as a community – a free speech network for local artists to connect across mediums and interests without sponsors or advertising or an obvious motive outside of building community and real social connection as antidotes to an age of avatars and isolationism.
I’m just going to say it. What happened at 3rd Ward is a symptom of the capitalist corporate structure’s imposition upon the creative arts economy in Brooklyn over the last decade and change. My perch is unique in this arts economy – which includes entrepreneurial journalistic endeavors such as this site, which I own independently – as sites like mine have all popped up to cover what we see before us, but not all have remained completely advertiser free.
Do you happen to remember, or are you current aware, of how obnoxious, angsty or sad everyone is between the ages of 27 and 30ish? Could it be their Saturn returns phase? It seems like, well, if 70 is the new 50, then surely 29 is the new 16 – like an adult stage puberty.