The Best of Brooklyn: The 100 Best—and Worst—Things to Happen This Year

The Best of Brooklyn: The 100 Best—and Worst—Things to Happen This Year

There’s nothing we like more around here than hyperbole—like, literally, there’s nothing we like more!—which is why we so enjoy putting together our annual best of Brooklyn issue.

Books

The Anti-Getaway: <i>Nobody is Ever Missing</i>

The Anti-Getaway: Nobody is Ever Missing

This lyrical debut novel is a haunting look at the anti-escape.

News & Features

The Best of Brooklyn: The 100 Best—and Worst—Things to Happen This Year

The Best of Brooklyn: The 100 Best—and Worst—Things to Happen This Year

There’s nothing we like more around here than hyperbole—like, literally, there’s nothing we like more!—which is why we so enjoy putting together our annual best of Brooklyn issue.

Art

Roaring With Paradox and Laughter: <i>Fifi Howls From Happiness</i>

Roaring With Paradox and Laughter: Fifi Howls From Happiness

Mitra Farahani’s documentary of Iranian artist Bahman Mohassess is terrifically structured and warmly, terrifyingly candid.


Going On Today...

Badminton at the Park

Free badminton at the Open House Gallery's indoor park.

Open House Gallery, 201 Mulberry St., Nolita


Music

Spoon: The Goldilocks of Bands

Spoon: The Goldilocks of Bands

Is Spoon the greatest band of its era?

It’s Been a Very Bad Year: Morrissey

World Peace is none of your business.

Jul 16, 2014


Film

Feel Good?: <i>Get On Up</i>

Feel Good?: Get On Up

This long-gestating James Brown biopic is fun, but leaves you wanting more... something. Anything.

Boyhood: Rich Hill

This documentary about three teens in Missouri contributes to a great year for the coming-of-age film.

Home for the Holidays: Happy Christmas

Joe Swanberg's latest continues the director's successful graduation from mumblecore into slightly less mumbly indie dramedy.

Stations of the Cross: Calvary

An Irish priest has seven days to live in this sneakily moral black comedy.


Food & Drink

A Cowboy Comes to Bushwick: Montana’s Trail House

A Cowboy Comes to Bushwick: Montana’s Trail House

Appalachian food comes to Bushwick.

Now We Sip Beer When We Thirsty: Hops Hill

This Clinton Hill craft beer bar is a low-key neighborhood spot.

High-End Home Cooking (And Lots of It): Delaware and Hudson

For a full-on feast priced under 50 bucks, you’re not going to do better than Delaware and Hudson.

Jul 16, 2014

Out Of The Darkness: Dotory

Dotory shines on a dark stretch of Broadway.

Jun 18, 2014

Columns

The Rules of Masturbation

Sex With the Natural Redhead

The Rules of Masturbation

"It is definitely rude to jizz on electronics that don’t belong to you."

Ask A Cabbie

What Should the Brooklyn Nets’ New Mascot Be?

"What would be cool is if Jay-Z was the mascot."

Reviews

Album

Spoon: The Goldilocks of Bands

Is Spoon the greatest band of its era?

Theater

Iron Lady Love Song: Picture Ourselves in Latvia

A lovely, delicate play given a fine and imaginative production on less than a shoestring.

Art

Roaring With Paradox and Laughter: Fifi Howls From Happiness

Mitra Farahani’s documentary of Iranian artist Bahman Mohassess is terrifically structured and warmly, terrifyingly candid.

Bar

Now We Sip Beer When We Thirsty: Hops Hill

This Clinton Hill craft beer bar is a low-key neighborhood spot.

Books

The Anti-Getaway: Nobody is Ever Missing

This lyrical debut novel is a haunting look at the anti-escape.

Film

A Journal of the Plague Year: What Now? Remind Me

"I’m fed up with psychology. I want action.”

Restaurant

A Cowboy Comes to Bushwick: Montana’s Trail House

Appalachian food comes to Bushwick.

4 Art Exhibits You Need to See

Aesthetic inquiries under the aegises of cities and collections, hallowed frescoes and broad spectrums.

Join Us for "Heathers" at SummerScreen Tonight!

SummerScreen. Everybody's doing it.

The Best Old Movies on a Big Screen This Week

Noirs classic and neo, melodrama, vampires, Buñuel, and Diane Keaton in the best outfits in the history of cinema.

The Measure cont'd

Do Tweens Rule the Internet? An Interview with @TweenHobo

Talking capitalism, youth, the Internet, America, and the Great Depression on film, with the writer Alena Smith.

Jul 28, 2014

Sponsored: Design Lab, A New DIY Space for Youth at New York Hall of Science

If you’re looking for unique places to take your kids this summer, look no further than Design Lab.

Jul 25, 2014

Sponsored: Get Your Tickets for Beer & Berlioz at Lincoln Center!

Northside has teamed up with Lincoln Center to provide L Mag readers with one very special night of classical music and a sampling of great craft beers from local breweries as part of the Mostly Mozart Festival.

Jul 23, 2014

Stories from Around the Web

Classified Directory

NIGHTLIFE Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Pinkerton Wine Bar

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 Park Slope, Brooklyn

Culture

We are a new company that manufactures fresh strained yogurt in our dairy in Brooklyn, NY. Our goal is to bring you fresh yogurt with unbelievable artisanal toppings that will provide you with an unforgettably delightful and healthy experience. Our yogurt is made from specially selected cultures and milk, nothing more. There are absolutely no preservatives or additives, just milk and our probiotic cultures. We offer fresh yogurts and hand crafted frozen yogurts made from Hudson Valley Fresh and Organic Valley milk. Our seasonal toppings are famously delicious and our flavors change daily. Natural ingredients make a REAL difference!

CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Dino

Blending the spirit of rustic Italian cuisine with the neighborhoods eclectic energy. Enjoy housemade pasta, a hand selected wine list and daily food and drink specials using both fresh and imported seasonal ingredients. Open Mon. - Thur. 11-Midnight/Fri. 11-1 a.m./Sat. 10-1/Sun. 10-Midnight. Lunch/Brunch til 3:30 p.m. Dinner all day.

CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

Bijan's Brooklyn

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.

CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Beaner Bar

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