Thanks to all the French intellectuals roaming around Brooklyn these days, the Walls & Bridges series delivered to our door many talented young francophones including the cast of the musical Please Kill Me, based on the popular book, an oral history of punk. Read our review and watch video of this one time exclusive performance.
I’m writing this at the end of the twelfth day of #occupywallstreet about a place many people are calling Zucotti Park. I know it as Liberty Square and so should you. The best part about this movement is twofold for me, here’s why.
Jester’s Dead re-imagines the classic 80s flick, Top Gun, in a theatrical parody packed with swordfights, songs, and text from every play in Shakespeare’s canon. In this adrenaline-fueled mashup, we’re going straight to the danger zone.
On my trip down the Newtown Creek aboard Captain John Lipscomb’s ship – before the city’s bout of winter madness – we grazed through a putrid-smelling “rotting mud,” described by the captain as the result of a century of contaminants being poured, dumped, or leaked into the creek by polluters. But, he told me, “in one hundred years this could be prime real estate.”
And now, a follow up. BrooklynTheBorough.com noted a Lou and Laurie sighting in December when local duo Buke & Gass played a homecoming show at Mercury Lounge. We had no idea the evening would end with the couple asking the band out for slices of pizza – or a full blown collaboration.
From pie weights to Pyrex, each of us considers a different set of elements to be crucial to our cooking, and we often have strong opinions as to why. In this column, I will ask chefs, foodies, and restaurateurs from across the borough for the top ten necessities—both edible and utensil—that they keep stocked in their home kitchens. In this installment, Working Class Foodies producer Rebecca Lando gives us her top ten must-haves.
Tamar Korn has performed professionally for Cangelosi Cards for many years, paying melodic homage to jazz and country tunes from the ’20s and ’30s.
Guitarist Lenny Kaye talks about ‘the old internet’ and why he’s not on Facebook at the launch party for FortnightJournal.com plus the rocker’s extra special millennial-era rendition of Gloria, the so-called National Anthem of Rock n’ Roll.
The following clips – it’s a long story, there are two – feature Jennifer Egan reading from her latest novel A Visit from the Goon Squad.
We caught up with local rockers Outernational a few times this year, most notably for a recent acoustic performance at Bar 4. That acoustic performance and our interview with singer Miles Solay turned into the premiere episode of our new video series profiling local musicians (click to watch). What we did not know at the time was that the guys would be previewing their acoustic set before heading to nearby Southpaw to share a stage with Shilpa Ray and Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye on November 11 for our evening to benefit FortnightJournal.com.