Higher Calling

Higher Calling

High Maintenance is a show about stoners. But as its creators, husband-and-wife team Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld, tell it, their show is more about maintaining than getting high.

Film

"Retro Metro" and the Golden Age of NYC Graffiti

"Retro Metro" and the Golden Age of NYC Graffiti

BAM's series is a window into the history of the subway as a subcultural battleground.

Theater

The Fatal Weakness

The Fatal Weakness

Really rather a sad play if you think about it, and you’ll have plenty of time to think.

Music

Christopher Owens Has Secrets

Christopher Owens Has Secrets

It’s easy to assume you know everything about Christopher Owens.


Going On Today...

Beer Tasting

Weekly beer tasting in Park Slope.

Bierkraft, 191 Fifth Ave., Sackett St., Park Slope


Music

Christopher Owens Has Secrets

Christopher Owens Has Secrets

It’s easy to assume you know everything about Christopher Owens.

Christopher Owens Has Secrets

It’s easy to assume you know everything about Christopher Owens.

Nancy Whang’s Existential Disco Dilemma

It seems unlikely that a punk transplant from Oregon should become a definitive singer for New York City dance music, but that’s the story of Nancy Whang.

Sep 10, 2014


Film

"Retro Metro" and the Golden Age of NYC Graffiti

"Retro Metro" and the Golden Age of NYC Graffiti

BAM's series is a window into the history of the subway as a subcultural battleground.

“People are obsessed with this notion of authenticity.”

Talking to Michael M. Bilandic, writer-director of local indie Hellaware.

A Hijacking: Fishing Without Nets

A young Somali fisherman turns to piracy in this well-made, well-intentioned, ultimately dubious drama.

Transcending Demographics: Lilting

An odd couple (him: young, gay; her: old, Chinese immigrant) bond in this spin on a conscientious-indie formula.


Food & Drink

A Little Sugar In My Bowl

A Little Sugar In My Bowl

Spirited is a "dessert speakeasy," whatever that means.

Seersucker Rises Again

Southern food we can stand behind: good, plentiful, and cheap.

A Little Sugar In My Bowl

Spirited is a "dessert speakeasy," whatever that means.

Worth the Wait: Greenpoint Fish and Lobster

Why shouldn’t Greenpoint have a charming place to eat food from the water?

Sep 10, 2014

Columns

Boys’ Toys

Sex With the Natural Redhead

Boys’ Toys

Dear Audrey, I’m a boring straight guy.

Ask A Cabbie

Would You Send Or Keep Nude Photos On Your Phone?

Honestly there are so many pictures of me on Facebook where I’m drunk or high or just generally being an idiot that naked pictures wouldn’t be a scandal.

Reviews

Album

Spoon: The Goldilocks of Bands

Is Spoon the greatest band of its era?

Theater

Welcome to the Jonsson’s: Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter

Who produced this high school-level affair, and why?

Art

Banksy Redux: A Q&A with Ray Mock, Author of Banksy in New York

Ray Mock tells us how he was lured into street art photography and mentions a few things Banksy has yet to do.

Bar

A Little Sugar In My Bowl

Spirited is a "dessert speakeasy," whatever that means.

Books

Finding Yourself by Losing Yourself: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Murakami is one of the most beloved modern writers, and here he explores loneliness with as much insight as anyone since Vonnegut.

Film

Janus, Filmed: The Two Faces of January

This Americans-abroad thriller makes a decent Highsmith adaptation and Hitchcock tribute.

Restaurant

Seersucker Rises Again

Southern food we can stand behind: good, plentiful, and cheap.

Punk Lives at Palisades

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, L.O.T.I.O.N., and more show D.I.Y. still has a place in Brooklyn.

4 Art Exhibits You Need to See

Recommendations for spending your weekend with artworks indoors, in Brooklyn, and outdoors on nearby islands.

The Measure cont'd

The Best Old Movies on a Big Screen This Week

A Terence Davies talk, an unsung masterwork executive-produced by Hou Hsiao-hsien, and much more.

Sep 24, 2014

Sponsored: Enjoy the Simple Things with Sauza Sparkling

Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean the season for drinking margaritas is over!

Sep 19, 2014

This Sunday at Brooklyn Flea: Marnie Stern, Cayetana, Motion Studies and Crazy Pills

When in a couple months the earth is gray and frozen, you can look back on the day you bought a set of vintage cutlery while listening to some great bands.

Sep 17, 2014

Stories from Around the Web

Classified Directory

CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Treehouse Brooklyn

Treehouse Brooklyn is a gem of a shop on Graham Avenue in Williamsburg. We offer local and independent designers' and curated vintage clothing, jewelry and treasures. Swing by Treehouse to explore what's in store, including the exclusive house-designed clothing and jewelry lines, Sirius* and Sirius* Lux. Here's to shopping local and dreaming galactic!

CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Fred Perry Surplus Shop

British brand Fred Perry set up shop at 306 Grand St back in May 2011, bringing their unique sports and music inspired clothing to Williamsburg. Best known for the twin-tipped pique Fred Perry shirt, the surplus shop plays host to stand out pieces from past collections as well as rare collectable styles, all at specially reduced prices. The shop carries men’s women’s and kids clothing, as well as a selection of footwear and accessories. Pick up something embroidered with their iconic Laurel Wreath, and keep an eye out for live in-store performances from up and coming and established artists.

NIGHTLIFE Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Iona

Irish/Scottish Bar in a 50`s Candy Store. 22 Beers on Tap, 30 Bottled Beers, Large Selection of Whiskey, Bourbon, Tequila, Wines & Liqueurs. Wonderful Beer Garden with Ping Pong Table & BBQ (See Website for Reservations & Menus ). Great Happy Hour Specials. Showing all Soccer. DUB Pies & Paninis served till late. Open M-F 1pm-4am , Sat/Sun 12-4am (earlier for Soccer)

NIGHTLIFE East Village, Manhattan

Drop Off Service

CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Banter

CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Scopello

Scopello, named after a small village in Sicily, is a place you can immerse yourself in a spectacular natural setting, ancient history and delicious wholesome foods. Our menu features the freshest produce, fish and meats, homemade pastas and bread, with ingredients imported from Italy.

SHOPPING Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Graham Avenue BID

Williamsburg’s largest shopping district where buying stuff won’t max out your credit cards. Graham Avenue from Broadway to Boerum Street, Moore Street, Debevoise Street & Flushing Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Flushing Avenue stop on the J or M train; Montrose Avenue stop on the L train. Walk, peddle or park...we’ll be waiting!

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