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

Wimps

INTERVIEW: Seattle’s Wimps to Give NYC a Double Dose of Coy Punk on August 10 and 11

Punk. Cynical. Infectiously danceable. Wimps. If Kafka could craft air-tight punk songs and write with a sense of humor, he would have formed a band called Wimps. This punk trio is having one hell of a time finding a strange joy in the mundane. New York is about to get two chances to witness some … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Seattle’s Wimps to Give NYC a Double Dose of Coy Punk on August 10 and 11

Ample Hills Creamery

Ample Hills Creamery Unfurls Sweet and Colossal Ice Cream Factory and Museum in Red Hook

By now, many New Yorkers are familiar with the-little-ice-cream-shop-that-could fairy tale. In 2011, Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna (partners in ice cream crime and married in real life) opened up their fledgling Ample Hills Creamery in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. On that opening day, the fairy tale took on somewhat of a nightmarish quality. After … Continue reading Ample Hills Creamery Unfurls Sweet and Colossal Ice Cream Factory and Museum in Red Hook

Lithics

INTERVIEW: Post-Punk Quartet Lithics Hit Brooklyn with Stunning New Album ‘Mating Surfaces’

Normally, you'd be forgiven for missing an opening act on a midweek evening during a particularly packed month of live music. However, if you have tickets to one of the two highly anticipated -- and sold-out -- shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks this week, we strongly recommended that … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Post-Punk Quartet Lithics Hit Brooklyn with Stunning New Album ‘Mating Surfaces’

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