The Campfire Flies

INTERVIEW: Jersey’s Indie Rock Pioneers to Play ‘Rent Party’ in Maplewood — Campfire Flies, Wild Carnation and Yung Wu

Let's start with some introductions. After all, there's a lot of family members for you to meet. No need to take notes. A veritable genealogical chart of Jersey's historic indie music scene will soon convene under one roof. All you need to really do is come hear them all play. A trilogy of bands -- The … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Jersey’s Indie Rock Pioneers to Play ‘Rent Party’ in Maplewood — Campfire Flies, Wild Carnation and Yung Wu

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

Michele Wiles

BalletNext Returns After Hiatus with New Season at New York Live Arts

BalletNext, the well-respected contemporary ballet company founded by former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Michele Wiles, announced its return to the performance arena. Wiles and company will perform in the New York Live Arts Festival, taking place between March 6-10, 2018. Wiles and the company have been on hiatus since the founder gave birth. "Through this period … Continue reading BalletNext Returns After Hiatus with New Season at New York Live Arts

Harlem Stage and National Black Theatre Present ‘Mothers of the Movements’

Two powerful, visionary theater companies have just announced their 2018 Spring season. "Mothers of the Movements," a two-part series, will pay tribute to iconic black women pioneers from the Civil Rights and Black Arts movements. Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown venue that for over 30 years, continues to set its goal to promote the creative … Continue reading Harlem Stage and National Black Theatre Present ‘Mothers of the Movements’

Here’s Why The Joe Ricketts DNAinfo/Gothamist Dump Is So Terrible For Hyperlocal News

Update on Nov 3: As of this afternoon, archives for both DNAinfo and Gothamist and are currently online. On Tuesday, November 2 at 5:00 p.m., the flurry of headlines on two of New York City's local/hyperlocal news sites was replaced by a post by owner Joe Ricketts. “DNAinfo is, at the end of the day, … Continue reading Here’s Why The Joe Ricketts DNAinfo/Gothamist Dump Is So Terrible For Hyperlocal News

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