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Culture, The Exhibitionist Nick Hornby on Bringing Brooklyn to the Silver Screen

Nick Hornby on Bringing Brooklyn to the Silver Screen

Colm Tóibín's 2009 novel Brooklyn, about a young Irishwoman coming of age in the 1950's, who trades the elusive pot of gold for America's streets paved with gold, is both universal and timeless. When writer Nick Hornby, best known for penning…
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Music, All Shook Down Is "Brooklynization" Killing Regional Music Scenes? Not This One

Is "Brooklynization" Killing Regional Music Scenes? Not This One

"What this essay is saying: There is a tidal wave of generic, mushy, apolitical, featureless, Brooklynish music infiltrating the world's stereos. " Over at Washington City Paper, Justin Moyer makes a rather roundabout case that "Brooklynization" -- the centralization of…
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Music, All Shook Down Top 10 Reasons Bay Area Indie Bands Move to Brooklyn

Top 10 Reasons Bay Area Indie Bands Move to Brooklyn

Bay Area bands move to Brooklyn. It's just a thing that happens. You've got your Morning Benders (ahem, POP ETCs), your Royal Baths, and now S.F. gloom-gaze outfit Weekend trading Oakland (formerly S.F.) for the hallowed grounds of Williamsburg or…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Five Reasons We're Not Buying "2 Broke Girls"

Five Reasons We're Not Buying "2 Broke Girls"

An alternate title for the new comedy "2 Broke Girls" could have been "OMFG, you guys, we are, like, so poor." Following the misadventures of Max and Caroline, two young, broke-ass waitresses in New York City, this sitcom (on CBS…
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Dining, SFoodie A Smoker Grows in Brooklyn: A San Franciscan Tastes New York's Trendy BBQ

A Smoker Grows in Brooklyn: A San Franciscan Tastes New York's Trendy BBQ

As San Franciscans have spent the last couple of years devouring pizza, so have New Yorkers glommed on to Southern barbecue. Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, home to the most storied of all American temples of meat, Peter Lugar Steakhouse, has…
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Dining, SFoodie Brooklyn's Blue Bottle East an Outpost of S.F. Coffee Culture

Brooklyn's Blue Bottle East an Outpost of S.F. Coffee Culture

Though we'd trekked over 3-foot-high snowdrifts to get inside, one glance around Blue Bottle's Brooklyn outpost and we felt right at home. Multiple slow-dripper setup? Check. Chemistry-set iced coffee brewers? Of course. Bearded dude in tight Killers T-shirt and trucker…
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Dining, SFoodie Mission Bean Guy Pops Up with Cali-Style Taqueria in Brooklyn

Mission Bean Guy Pops Up with Cali-Style Taqueria in Brooklyn

Last time we had a taco in Brooklyn, it came on a crunchy tortilla shell, topped with ground beef and cheddar cheese. We know better Mexican options exist in New York, but anyone seeking a little California in that big,…
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Music, Baroness gets the blues

Baroness gets the blues

As more bands defy genre limitations, a slew of sub- and microstyles have sprung up to corral the unruly creative types. Try as anyone might, though, there's just no pigeonholing the Savannah, Ga., quartet Baroness. Variously deemed "sludge metal" and…
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Music, BeatBox Adultnapper

Adultnapper

Brooklyn-based tech-house producer Adultnapper, aka Francis Harris, approaches syncopated percussion as though it's a post-industrial shooter game. In his midtempo soundscapes, disembodied voices bark and blanch against minor-key melodies, while tactically positioned samples strike briskly with resonant clangs. Live, he…
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News, The Snitch SF Weekly Tracks Down Brooklynite Given Bizarre S.F. Travel Advice By New York Times

SF Weekly Tracks Down Brooklynite Given Bizarre S.F. Travel Advice By New York Times

Last week, SF Weekly made a desperate plea to save a Brooklyn woman from a dire fate indeed. Marian Berelowitz wrote to the New York Times' travel section querying how she should best spend a scant four-hour layover in the…
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Music, Hear This Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

Last summer, Brooklyn trio Vivian Girls wowed the tiniest music blogs and The New York Times with a mix of '60s surf-rock, shit-tons of reverb, and three-part girl-group vocals all wedged into short, sharp sonic blasts. A fair amount of…
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Music, BeatBox Kingdom

Kingdom

Brooklyn-based DJ and producer Kingdom is unafraid to indulge in guilty musical pleasures like mixing American R&B and U.K. garage divas Aaliyah and Jazmine Sullivan into a mix of techno and electro. His debut single, "Mindreader" featuring Shyvonne, is a…
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Music, BeatBox Phenomenal Handclap Band

Phenomenal Handclap Band

Sprawling Brooklyn outfit the Phenomenal Handclap Band may touch on the neo–No Wave thump popularized by DFA Records, but the eclectic octet draws on a far wider spectrum of influences. The band's self-titled debut reveals echoes of Giorgio Moroder's throbbing…
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Music, Hear This Psychic Ills

Psychic Ills

The music of Brooklyn art-drone quartet Psychic Ills has been described as "shamanic," with its compositional approach compared to astral traveling. The cover of its new album, Mirror Eye, features a blurred photo of a tambourine player, a quilt, and…
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Culture, Stagecap

The Model Apartment

Comedy may be tragedy plus time, but sometimes a tragedy is so immense that it can only devolve into savage farce. Donald Margulies' The Model Apartment, currently playing at Traveling Jewish Theatre, considers the limits of comedy by focusing on…
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Music, Richie Havens redefines folk over four decades

Richie Havens redefines folk over four decades

You can easily call Richie Havens a folksinger. He is, after all, an acoustic-guitar–playing Boomer. But you can't call him typical: His distinctive style couldn't be further from the sanctimonious post-Dylan stereotype. Instead, he's continued to propagate the dogged, soulful,…
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Music, Marco Benevento experiments on the ivories

Marco Benevento experiments on the ivories

Marco Benevento has been whipping up a joyful maelstrom of heavily processed Hammond B-3 organ and Wurlitzer electric piano since first joining forces with drummer Joe Russo in 2002. Though the Benevento/Russo Duo remains active, a shift in focus has…
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Music, Hear This Sunday Morning Fever

Sunday Morning Fever

Sharon Jones is the queen of funk, the godmother of soul, the preacherwoman of sweat-steeped gospel. Hailing from Georgia via Brooklyn, the vocalist gives contemporary R&B the double shot in the arm of full-body rhythm and no-foolin' power-blues it's been…
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Music, Hear This Crown of Thorns

Crown of Thorns

Brooklyn's Thorns of Life is the stuff of punk fantasy. Frontman Blake Schwarzenbach rose to icon status via the raw sincerity of San Francisco's Jawbreaker and New York's Jets to Brazil. After Jets' demise in 2003, he opted to pursue…
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Music, Reviewed Matt and Kim

Matt and Kim

Sung to the tune of "Jack and Diane": "A little ditty about Matt and Kim/Two American kids making music in Brooklyn/Matt plays keys, sings snotty and cute/Kim bashes out drumbeats and sings a bit, too/Oh yeah, life goes on/Long after…
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