Now Spinning in Maplewood: Outsider Records Offers Vinyl…and a Super PAC Dream

Outside, the winter 2018 tradition of a bi-weekly nor'easter was taking shape on a recent weekday afternoon. The streets of Maplewood, New Jersey were nearly deserted, save for the occasional truck laying down salt in preparation for the heavy snow forecast. If you looked closely, though, you could see more than a few boot prints … Continue reading Now Spinning in Maplewood: Outsider Records Offers Vinyl…and a Super PAC Dream

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Rabbi Rachel Timoner On Our Time Of Resistance And A ‘Great Awakening’

The sanctuary at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope was hushed. Cantor Josh Breitzer was at the bima rehearsing with two B'nei mitzvah students. Breitzer, who surely has one of the greatest voices singing in the country's synagogues today, was helping them to find their portions in the actual Torah scroll they'll be chanting from. … Continue reading Rabbi Rachel Timoner On Our Time Of Resistance And A ‘Great Awakening’

Irondale Ensemble

With Arts Under Siege In The Age Of Trump, Irondale Ensemble Resists

President Donald Trump is seriously considering putting nine domestic spending programs on the chopping block in the name of budget cuts, including The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Legal Services Corporation, AmeriCorps, and the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities. Coming off a successful remounting of their impressive play 1599, Irondale Ensemble has … Continue reading With Arts Under Siege In The Age Of Trump, Irondale Ensemble Resists

Shelsky's of Brooklyn

Are ‘Alternative Facts’ Kosher In Brooklyn?

"You're saying it's a falsehood. And they're giving -- Sean Spicer, our press secretary -- gave alternative facts," President Trump Senior Advisor Kellyanne Conway told NBC Meet The Press host Chuck Todd last Sunday. Conway's comment came soon after Spicer claimed the inauguration crowds were "the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period." Aerial … Continue reading Are ‘Alternative Facts’ Kosher In Brooklyn?