Curious Jane

Powered by Girls: Curious Jane Students Take on Theater, Technology with a Camera Obscura

Curious Jane Camera Obscura / Theatrical Workshop: Insta from The Vanderbilt Republic on Vimeo. Four upside down figures appear behind a soft, white curtain. At times, one grows in size and dimension only to quickly disappear into the background of a churning 3rd Avenue in the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn. The silhouette of a tow … Continue reading Powered by Girls: Curious Jane Students Take on Theater, Technology with a Camera Obscura

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INTERVIEW: Industrial Music Pioneers Ministry Bring ‘Amerikkkant’ Rage to Wellmont Theater

On November 9, 2016, Ministry founder and frontman Al Jourgensen woke up with a new project in mind. "We are making a fuckin’ album - right now," he said. That was the morning Donald Trump became President-elect of the United States. Jourgensen -- affectionately referred to by Ministry fans as "Uncle Al" -- was not … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Industrial Music Pioneers Ministry Bring ‘Amerikkkant’ Rage to Wellmont Theater

Welcome to the Gowanus Upside Down: The Vanderbilt Republic Returns with ‘Obscura/Gowanus II’

Obscura / Gowanus II from The Vanderbilt Republic on Vimeo. When it comes to the Gowanus skyline, George Del Barrio and Ashton Worthington may very well be the urban topographical experts. For years, they've had an opportunity to zoom in on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the recycling plant on the Gowanus Canal, and the elevated Smith–9th … Continue reading Welcome to the Gowanus Upside Down: The Vanderbilt Republic Returns with ‘Obscura/Gowanus II’

A Night of Art and Suds: Threes Brewing in Gowanus to Host Brooklyn-Based Artist Showcase

How often do you get a chance to enjoy visual arts, live music and a "beloved geriatric powerhouse" when sampling some of Brooklyn's best beers on tap? Threes Brewing in Gowanus is hosting their first-ever P(ART)Y, which will take place on Wednesday, March 7 at 333 Douglass Street (near 4th Avenue) beginning at 5:00 p.m. … Continue reading A Night of Art and Suds: Threes Brewing in Gowanus to Host Brooklyn-Based Artist Showcase

the intimacy effect

Theater Preview: ‘The Intimacy Effect’ To Open At Brooklyn’s Vital Joint

When the anthropologist Clifford Geertz explored the term "Thick Description," he posited that a factual account of life events simply was never enough. Rather, the true understanding of interrelations happens when complex layers are studied and subsequently interpreted. "The Intimacy Effect," a new play by Jeff Tabnick, opens on Thursday, September 28 at Vital Joint … Continue reading Theater Preview: ‘The Intimacy Effect’ To Open At Brooklyn’s Vital Joint

once upon a time

Exhibition Review: When Keith Haring Met Camera Obscura

The treasured moments of privacy, contemplation, and introspection can seem desperately rare in urban culture. The opportunity to quietly reflect during the daytime bustle of the city -- ensconced in a neighborhood surging with crowds, construction, and development -- may seem all but impossible. And yet a masterfully simple exhibit which pays homage to an … Continue reading Exhibition Review: When Keith Haring Met Camera Obscura

[L-R] Corin Tucker, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, Peter Buck, and Linda Pitmon of Filthy Friends at The Bell House on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

Concert Review: R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney ‘Supergroup’ Filthy Friends Rips Through The Bell House

Corin Tucker squinted a bit before apologizing to the audience. It was a brief moment that would have gone by relatively unnoticed if she didn't make such a point about the feedback she caused when kneeling down for a sip of water from a bottle resting on the stage floor in front of her. The … Continue reading Concert Review: R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney ‘Supergroup’ Filthy Friends Rips Through The Bell House