Museum Preview: Fall 2014

Museum Preview: Fall 2014

A hearty mix of museum exhibits not to overlook as you add items to your autumn calendar

Metropolitan Museum of Art In Miniature Though it might not rank as the rarefied sort of blockbuster exhibit that makes your heart race with anticipation, this gathering of intimate, delicate, materially exquisite portrait miniatures is nonetheless a fine addition to your fall calendar.

Art

Selves and Reciprocals: Maria Lassnig

Selves and Reciprocals: Maria Lassnig

The Austrian painter’s splendid retrospective at PS1 wrangles depths of meaning from the expression ‘body of work.’

Aug 13, 2014

Books

The Long-Overdue Reinvention of the Brooklyn Parent Has Arrived: <i>Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel</i>

The Long-Overdue Reinvention of the Brooklyn Parent Has Arrived: Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel

Anya Ulinich saves the Brooklyn Parent from its superficial prison.

Aug 13, 2014

Film

"Why the Fuck Didn’t You Laugh, Then?"

"Why the Fuck Didn’t You Laugh, Then?"

An interview with Drew Tobia, the 28-year-old Brooklyn-based writer director of See You Next Tuesday.

Aug 13, 2014


Going On Today...

Wicked

A musical based on Gregory Maguire’s novel, Wicked takes place in the Land of Oz as seen through the eyes of the Wicked Witch of the West. $50 - $110

Gershwin Theater, 222 W 51st St., between Broadway and Eighth Ave, Midtown East


Music

Your 2014 Fall Album Preview

Your 2014 Fall Album Preview

The music industry’s annual spree of autumn releases to coincide with the back-to-school crowd needing to impress one another with their musical tastes is almost upon us.

It’s Been a Very Bad Year: Morrissey

World Peace is none of your business.

Jul 16, 2014


Film

Like Murdoch in the Movies: <i>God Help the Girl</i>

Like Murdoch in the Movies: God Help the Girl

The Belle and Sebastian frontman makes the move to film with this respectable combination of whimsical low-budge let’s-make-a-band caper and fragile singer-songwriter’s coming-of-age.

Beale Street Blues: Memphis

The second film from rising indie auteur Tim Sutton is aimless on the surface, but contains multitudes.

Fight the Future: The Congress

Robin Wright plays "RobinWright" in this messy, half-animated entertainment-industry dystopia/sci-fi mindfuck.

Giall-oh No: The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears

This Italo-horror homage is gorgeous, and nothing more.


Food & Drink

Darkness Be Gone: Brooklyn Proper

Darkness Be Gone: Brooklyn Proper

The perfect place to wait out the apocalypse.

Aug 13, 2014

Fresh Fish on Franklin: Pacifico’s Fine Foods

You’ll be tempted here to order many courses, and you should.

Aug 13, 2014

Now We Sip Beer When We Thirsty: Hops Hill

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

Jul 30, 2014

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

Columns

Have Customers Ever Damaged Your Car?

Ask A Cabbie

Have Customers Ever Damaged Your Car?

Jordan Hailed in: Chelsea Hails from: Brooklyn “Not really.

Sex With the Natural Redhead

On Anal and Having Terrible Friends

Illustration by Sarah Lutkenhaus Dear Audrey, I have a group of friends from college that are super tight-knit, and over the course of time (we’re in our late 20s now) many of us have hooked up, so we all know about each other’s sex lives.

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

Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter Minetta Lane Theatre, 18-22 Minetta Lane That wordy title might be warning enough to skeptical playgoers, but this new musical is so ghastly, so muddle-headed, and so disconnected from sense that it inspires awe and wonder, which are immediately cleared up, to some degree, by looking at the program.

Art

Selves and Reciprocals: Maria Lassnig

The Austrian painter’s splendid retrospective at PS1 wrangles depths of meaning from the expression ‘body of work.’

Bar

Unremarkable Duckling: Ugly Duckling

Ugly Duckling 166 Smith Street, Cobble Hill Despite its storybook name, there’s nothing remotely outstanding or unusual about Ugly Duckling, a new bar on Smith Street, just off the Bergen Street F stop.

Books

The Long-Overdue Reinvention of the Brooklyn Parent Has Arrived: Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel

Anya Ulinich saves the Brooklyn Parent from its superficial prison.

Film

Anus-Gazing: Wetlands

This raunchy German coming-of-age story leaves a hollow taste.

Restaurant

Seasonal Struggles: Orchard Café

Orchard Café 257 Columbia Street, Red Hook Siting outside the Orchard Café, a restaurant that opened last month on the southern end of the Columbia Street Waterfront, it’s clear to see this place has real down-to-earth, local roots.

Wanted: Event & Sales Interns

Attention, young and savvy Brooklyn-ites: The L's parent company, Northside Media Group, is seeking Event & Sales interns for Fall! Interested in helping to organize some of our famed events, including Taste Talks, Northside Festival, and SummerScreen?

Aug 22, 2014

"Strange Lands" at Lincoln Center: An International Sci-Fi YouTube Playlist

Alternate universes, socialist u- and dys-topias, and go-go spacesuits abound in our rundown of this strange, wonderful film series.

Aug 22, 2014

Interview: The Clean Come Back to Brooklyn!

A nice chat with bassist Robert Scott ahead of the classic New Zealand rock band's two Brooklyn shows.

Aug 21, 2014

The Measure cont'd

The Best Old Movies on a Big Screen This Week

Jean-Paul Belmondo on the side of a building, PT Anderson getting all synesthetic, John Garfield going blind, and Japanese schoolgirls at basketball practice.

Aug 20, 2014

Sponsored: Wasa, Staying Fit the Swedish Way

Aug 18, 2014

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